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That Thing with the Luminiferous Aether

Way back in the day when I was still deep in the Steampunk scene, my friend Alex and I wrote a book about the subculture, its roots, background etc. One of the background infos I provided concerned the aether, or as I usually spell it æther. You can find it …

Project Stoicism: The Life of Marcus Aurelius

The life of Marcus Aurelius is as interesting, epic and historically significant as you may expect from one of Rome’s most famous emperors and one of the few philosopher kings history has to offer. Biographics, a highly recommendable YouTube channel just released a biography of Marcus Aurelius, check it out:

May I point your attention to: Sabaton History

There rarely comes a moment when you have followed and enjoyed something awesome for a while (years) and then you find out there is a multi-level awesome connected to the awesome that you did not know about. Case in point: I have followed Indy Neidell‘s Great War and World War …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …

Happy 80th birthday, Michael Moorcock!

Michael Moorcock, celebrated fantasy author, creator of the Eternal Champion Saga, dabbler in early Steampunk, musician, journalist and Grand Old Master of Fantasy and Science Fiction celebrates his 80th birthday today! Congratulations, Sir, many happy returns! Your works have been a constant companion of mine in one form or the …

Rest in Peace, René Auberjonois

Another great one has passed on. René Auberjonois beloved actor of MASH,  Boston Legal and Deep Space 9 fame has died aged 79 of lung cancer. Another one who went to earlier and who will be sorely missed by the fans in the community and his family. Odo, whom he …

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Apollo 11 – 50 years later the Earth is flat

50 years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 lifted off on its way to bring the first humans to the moon. A lot of things have happened since then, science has progressed, we now have a colony on the moon, the first men have stepped on Mars! The future of space travel …

Lest we forget – Overlord 06.06.1944

  75 years ago, the battle to liberate Europe began, had Overlord failed, it would have been a battle between two autocratic dictators, Hitler and Stalin, that would have decided the fate of Europe and we all would have lost. Remember their sacrifice and remember it let to the longest …