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September 2012

Happy Birthday Star Trek!

It was the 8th of September 1966 when the most successful sci-fi franchise in the history of television (and later silver screen) first saw the light of the æther. So here is my little tribute: And for all those who wonder why the frequency of updates has decreased: There is …

Dieselpunk Friday: Biplanes of the Interbellum

The time between the World Wars saw some amazing developments in fighter technology, only surpassed by what came with the beginning of the jet age (which is worth another article altogether). One of the most significant developments was the move from bi- to monoplanes. The move was not a quick …

Mars needs Mechanics – And your support!

I have just been made aware of this most excellent independent board game in-the-making, Mars needs Mechanics. The inventors describe it thus: “London, 1873. The British Royal Academy of Space Exploration has just announced a mission to colonize Mars! It has invited the world’s best steam mechanics to compete for …

Non-Steampunk recommendation: One of Us, Old Boy by L. Joseph Shosty

Today I again digress from my usual Steampunk-related reviews to recommend a short story by one of my favourite authors of the Space: 1889 & Beyond crew: L. Joseph Shosty. The story is real short, so the review is equally brief (and contains no spoilers): One of Us, Old Boy …