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October 2011

Fun with Evil Germans: How to do it right

Just three posts ago, I was ranting about Germans being once again used as the stupid default villain, specifically as Nazis-in-disguise. Now, the thing that annoys me about this is the trope-whoring. No matter what the historical setting is, there is always something Nazi-esque about the Germans. I wonder when …

Epic Space 1889 Trailer

My friend Andy Frankham-Allen, the mastermind behind the Space 1889 & Beyond series of e-books and author of the excellent Journey to the Heart of Luna, was kind enough to inform me about this little trailer: Excellent, and the accompanying score is fittingly dramatic. I am looking forward to the …

Meat Cthulhu – Epic Meal Time

This is quite a different take on the Cthulhu Mythos, but it definitely adds another dimension to the horror: And that is all for today, since my jaw is less wise now than it was this morning.

Space 1889 & Beyond: Double Review

The e-book series Space 1889 & Beyond is out and I have already been lucky enough to get a review copy of Journey to the Heart of Luna and Vandals on Venus. Both are relatively quick reads, which is why I am going to review them in one go. Journey …

All Quiet in the Living Room

Yesterday, Luna, the last of our rats, went to join the others. The picture above is almost exactly a year old. Luna passed away at the ripe old age of about two and a half years. We do not know how old she was exactly, she was a rescue-rat. The …

The fog is creeping in

The mists are gathering outside, the sun is setting early, summer has passed (although it made a strong final effort the last weeks around here). Now it is time tio get the pumpkin carvers out and get ready for everybody’s favourite pagan holiday: Halloween. And if you want to steampunk …

Fun with a train on the train

I frequently travel into the Black Forest on business, seriously, I do. About once every two weeks. What I do there, in the Black Forest? Well, I have things to do there… That is all I say. On the way there, I have on several occasions spotted something rare and …

Euro Steam Con Update

This is just a quick update and announcement regarding the upcoming Euro Steam Con. The official website is up and still under development and expanding. Updates regarding the project will be posted there and if you want to contribute to the endevour, you can get in touch via the Euro …

Review: Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

Once again I was contacted via the æthernet and asked if I was interested in doing a review for an upcoming Steampunk anthology. This time it was Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, due to be released October 11th. Anthologies have thus far been something of a …