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September 2011

Atompunk – Closing the Punk Gap

Over two years ago now, I was musing over what I perceived as a Punk Gap. Back then, I also observed the time period of the gap was dominated by the Space Race. Now I have learned this punk gap has been closed and the Space Race is a major …

Tintin vs Cthulhu

There is something I have in common with Wilbur Waitley, I have a twin brother. As the same has said, we are both very much like our father and this is another Lovecraftian inside joke. Anyway, my dear brother has brought my attention to a hilarious mash-up between the Cthulhu …

The Soviet Manned Lunar Program

We all know about the Apollo Program which brought a number of US astronauts to the moon. At the same time, the USSR also had a manned space program going (for my younger readers: The USSR was a state that existed from 1922 to 1991 and comprised areas of what …

The Secret Police is hard at work

Where do I start… A few days ago I was cruising through the ætherweb like I usually do and found another place I thus far had not been to before. I will also not return there. Among other things, Steampunk as a fashion and life style was discussed and there …

A Story in Pictures

Hello everybody, I just wanted to give you a quick update about what will be happening over the next few days and I have collected a few images to tell you a story, but I will be brief. I sincerely hope the story is comprehensable, the images I chose are …

The Gatehouse Gazette Issue 20

So here it is, issue 20 of the Gatehouse Gazette. This one is dedicated to the 1930s, the decade which brought forth the best designs in art, technology, fashion and architecture. Well, at least as far as my personal tastes are concerned. Art Deco and 1930s fashion are two aspects …

Mexican Steampunk – Fantastic Magazine!

Nick, the revered Benevolent Dictator, sorry, Editor in Chief, of the Gatehouse Gazette recently approached me and asked if I would like to have my review of Mark David Brown’s Fistful of Reefer published in a Mexican Steampunk magazine. Being a great supporter of international Steampunk, I of course agreed. …