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August 2011

Lovecraftian Numerology

First things first: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft. If you would still be with us today, you would be 121 years old. 121 is a very interesting number in deed… Let me demonstrate, I found the following this very night in a dream: You see, 121 is 11 squared. Eleven is …

Review: Fistful of Reefer

David Mark Brown’s Fistful of Reefer was my first contact with fiction concerning the “Old West”. Of course I had a certain idea about the Golden Age of Gunslingers but I was also aware this idea was severely flawed. What first struck me was the intensity of character the first …

Steampunk Apparel Sale!

We interrupt our regular program for a quick commercial break: My friend Anda, I featured her before, is having a sale at her Etsy shop, over here. Just let me quickly remind you of the quality of her work with a few exampes of her craftswomanship: Right now, she is …

Excuse me mankind, how about a reality check?

This is a non-steapunk update, this is a rant. Did I miss the memo or what is going on here? According to my latest information, the category of creatures called demons are complete and utter fabrications. They are nothing more and nothing less then a form given to our primal …

Review: The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is by far the strangest collection of tales I have thus far laid my hands on. It is also one of the most fascinating. Where to start? This whole book is one complete piece of art, within and without. The hardcover is beautifully …

Abe Lincoln with Assault Rifle on Grizzly

Personally  I think the politicans of the recent decades lack a certain something. But then maybe the presidents we consider heroic and badass today were just regular guys and acquired an aura of the superhuman through the course of history. Well, recently I came across the marvelous artwork of SharpWriter …

Space 1889 the Series

Back in the late 1980’s when I first regularly delved into the vast multiverse of Role Playing Games I came across Space 1889. It then held little interest for me. I was predominantly into Shadowrun (First Edition) and Dungeons & Dragons (the original boxed sets which went up to level …

Art Deco Internet Propaganda

Let us again speculate about parallel realities, different histories and fictional timelines. Go deep into Dieselpunk and think what would have happened if the Second World War had never happened, Stalin would not have happened and the world would be in an eternal slightly dangerous version of the 1930’s. And …

Batgirl wants you to read, but:

Yes, girls and boys, superheroes are all in favour of you reading. It is better than hanging out in the street, pestering your elders and betters instead of doing a decent day’s work like they did before they started screwing up the planet, the economy and so on. In any …

Let's Bolt Down the Future

The Time Machine is one of the classic and iconic devices of Victorian science-fiction and time traveling is also one of the major themes in Steampunk related fiction. Now most of us will have have heard of and mused on some of the classic paradoxes that happen when one tries …