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Victor Sierra’s 5th album – Support the Project!

My dear friends from the steampunk, dieselpunk, steamgoth and related communities, this one is for you! Victor Sierra is currently working on their fifth album and they need your support! Please, fire up your engines and go over here to the campaign page on Indiegogo and make a pledge. I …

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 …

Something utterly awesome from Poland

Last Thursday, I went on a mission to Poland. It was actually school business and connected to ERASMUS (check out the link), so the awesomeness happened more or less (well, less, to be honest) along the way. Some background-information: As some of you may remember, I spent two weeks in …

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The Steampunk Substratum of Society

A while ago I posted a rather controversial article about cyberpunk outliving steampunk. Since then, I have made a very interesting discovery. This discovery only applies to Germany but I can imagine you find similar developments in other countries. It seems there exists a rather significant substratum of people who …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #51 – Review: Mortal Engines (The Movie)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:42 — 14.4MB) | EmbedIt took far too long but finally, here is another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast: A review of Mortal Engines, the movie. I absolutely loved Mortal Engines and I hope it at least manages to break even at the …

Book Feature: Full Throttle by Jon Heartless

It has been a while since I featured a Steampunk novel on this blog and even longer since I reviewed one, so it is about time I at least introduce you to one I foind very interesting: Full Throttle by Jon Heartless In an autocratic society that refuses to let …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #50: Steampunk Hands Around the World V: Road Trip

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean50.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:28 — 12.8MB) | EmbedSteampunk Hands Around the World is going into its fifth year and this year’s theme is  “Road Trip”. So, I have taken the opportunity to introduce you to a small number of locations which a Steampunk may want …

The Life Expectancy of Steampunk as a Subculture – Some Results

The controversial post regarding the life expectancy of Steampunk versus the life expectancy of Cyberpunk keeps receiving feedback and a certain picture is forming which is encouraging for some parts of the world but rather disheartening for others.   The Good: The scene is doing well in North America, the …

Will Steampunk actually outlive Cyberpunk? We discussed it on the Ætherweb

My recent post where I argued Cyberpunk would in outlive Steampunk proved to be rather controversial. I have not had that many responses (via æthermail, Facebook and comments) to something I published on the blog in a while, like, years… Additionally, my friend Bonsart of Radio Retrofuture published a video …

I think Cyberpunk will literally outlive Steampunk

Cyberpunk and Steampunk as literature genres are of literally (no pun intended) roughly the same age. In fact, K. W. Jeter coined the term Steampunk as a counter to Cyberpunk. This has been pointed out and explained on numerous occasions in the past, so I will not go into detail …