Ripper Street cut

I was saddened to learn that Ripper Street has been cancelled. Period crime drama Ripper Street has been axed by the BBC after it failed to pull in a big enough audience. The occasionally grisly Victorian-era show will end when the second series winds up in just under a fortnight on BBC One. I can’t…

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Cover art: Fiendish Schemes

Fiendish Schemes On October 15th, Tor will release the Jeter’s sequel to Infernal Devices (my review of Infernal Devices) titled Fiendish Schemes. The beautiful cover art LOOKS like John Coulthart’s work. Angry Robot has re-released Infernal Devices and Morlock Night with some beautiful cover art by John Coulthart. October looks like a good month for…

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Free Steampunk ebooks

I just finished watching Bogart and Hepburn steampower their way through Africa in The African Queen. Peppy is snoring a few inches away from my feet and the house is quiet. I suppose that it is time to download a few more steampunk ebooks from Amazon. Remember that the price $0.00 can change without notice…

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Roses and Vellum: Steampunk 1.02

Brilliant essay on Steampunk by Laura Morrigan at Roses and Vellum.  Read the full essay here (link). Perhaps the biggest danger we actually face is making TOO MANY rules, we must take inspiration from everywhere, stylistically we are not just Victorian we are Punk and New Romantic and Goth, Steampunk literature is there, but we…

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Ripper Street

If you love Victorian-era drama that is on the darker side, I think that you will appreciate a show titled “Ripper Street.” The series is set in 1889 shortly after the last Jack the Ripper murder. Each episode is a stand-alone crime drama starring Matthew Macfadyen (Detective Inspector Edmund Reid), Jerome Flynn (Detective Sergeant Bennet…

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Review: The Dark Victorian: Bones

The Dark Victorian: Bones by Elizabeth Watasin Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: A-Girl Studio ISBN-10: 1936622033 ISBN-13: 978-1936622030 (Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars) Buy a copy at Amazon: The Dark Victorian: Bones (Volume 2) Kindle Ebook Product description: “I am made of this.” In a Victorian mechanical and eldritch London, a black arts surgeon…

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Review: Vintage Tomorrows

Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson Paperback: 412 pages Publisher: Make Language: English ISBN-10: 1449337996 ISBN-13: 978-1449337995 (Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5) Buy Vintage Tomorrows through Amazon Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through…

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Interview and giveaway: Elizabeth Watasin

Elizabeth Watasin, author of titles like “Risen” and “bones,” has graciously agreed to an interview and a giveaway. One lucky person will win a copy of “Bones” and a grand-prize winner will get a copy of “Risen” and “Bones”(Giveaway policy). The books have a minor misprint on the cover. Check out this interview with an…

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Review: The Dark Victorian: Risen

The Dark Victorian: Risen by Elizabeth Watasin Paperback: 136 pages Publisher: A-Girl Studio ISBN-10: 1936622017 ISBN-13: 978-1936622016 (Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars) The book may be purchased through Amazon: The Dark Victorian: Risen (Volume 1) Risen Kindle Edition Product description: “Way will open.” She is Artifice. A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH…

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Review: Avalon Revisited

Avalon Revisited: A novel of Vampires, Murder, and Sex in Victorian England by O. M. Grey (Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5) Buy the book @ Amazon Avalon Revisited: A novel of Vampires, Murder, and Sex in Victorian England (Volume 1) Product description: Arthur Tudor has made his existence as a vampire bearable for…

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