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... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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