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Innsmouth Ranger Recon Report: Time Vortex, FEV Lab and Zeppelin Rentals

The weather was tolerable recently, so I decided to don my ranger helmet and armor and scout the area I am now living in in depth. Just behind the house, in the steeply rising hills, there trickle hidden brooks through weed chocked marshland infested with an astounding number of dragonflies. …

Steampunk Writers Around the World – Volume I – OUT NOW!

It seems ages ago when my friend Josue Ramos and others came up with the idea of assembling a group of Steampunk writers from all around the globe to work together on a truely international and culturally diverse Steampunk anthology. The project survived through the financial crisis, although it lost …

Zeppelins of The Great War – Majestic Machines of Destruction in the Sky

Any reason to post about Zeppelins is a good reason and this time the reason is excellent. Indy Neidell, who host the superb and highly recommendable Great War Youtube Channel (check it out and subscribe) has compiled a host of information on Zeppelins and their use during the First World …

Reaching Out – A Steampunk/Cthulhu Short Story

I have had a bit of a writing frenzy lately. One of the results was Bird Song (see below). I am also working on a cyberpunk and a modern-day Cthulhu short story (both in German). Additionally, I remembered I still had a Cthulhu/Steampunk crossover story in one of my drawers, …

Graf Zeppelin Postcard

I have expressed my love for Zeppelins rather rarely recently, this post will remedy the situation. This, obviously, is a historic postcard with the Graf Zeppelin cruising majestically over the fair city of Rio de Janeiro.

Remembering the Christmas Truce – Alternative History Fiction

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in 1914. It is considered to be the last flicker of the spirit of the Belle Epoque, and so many awful things could have been avoided if the Truce had turned into peace. This …

Parallel Earths – Just add Zeppelins (Even Doctor Who does it)

The trope of parallel but fairly similar versions of earth have zeppelins roaming the sky is a common one. Rarely, however, am I as delighted to see the trope in use as in the example below. Doctor Who just added to his awesome, how does he do it?  

Cloud Raiders – Featured Game and Raffle

May I point your esteemed attention to a little Android game by the name of Cloud Raiders? It is a strategy game on the steamfantasy side of things, dragons, airships, skypirates, and from the looks of it, cute graphics and a lot of action, it could be tremendous fun to …

When in doubt, post a photo of a Zeppelin

As a person educated in these matters recognises, this is USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) doing some gymnastics shortly after 1:30 PM on 25 August 1927 at Lakehurst. The image is in the public domain.

The surreal Steampunk Art of Jarosław Jaśnikowski

The flow of outstanding people producing amazing Steampunk art apparently never ends. Today’s featured artist is the honourable Jarosław Jaśnikowski of Poland. I recently came across his work while sifting through my usual sources for Steampunk material. Mr. Jarosław Jaśnikowski is unique in his mixing of Steampunk with distinctly surrealist …