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Non-Euclidean Æthercast #28 – Deep Time and Time Travel

| 25. Dezember 2014

Yes, I managed! I was afraid I would not be able to complete another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast before the year was up, luckily, I did! Today’s episode concerns itself with deep time, the resurrection of ancient cultures and time travel, please enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes And please listen to this, “The Flood” an […]

Remembering the Christmas Truce – Alternative History Fiction

| 24. Dezember 2014

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 is a story of what […]

Julie C Myers – Can’t Get My Heart Around That

| 20. Dezember 2014

This came in through the ætherbox a few days ago, and I was rather surprised about it. Julie Myers – Can’t Get My Heart Around That Granted, the overlap between Weird West and Steampunk is large, especially in the USA, but so far I had not heard of country artists playing with Steampunk aesthetics. Julie […]

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

| 17. Dezember 2014

There is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s my podcast introducing the whole thing:       And you can find out more about everything (and […]

Wil Wheaton plays a Steampunk Game

| 11. Dezember 2014

Watch Wil Wheaton, Alicia Day, Alan Tudyk (a.k.a. Hoban Washburne), and Jon Heder suffer through a game of Forbidden Desert, a fun, cooperative, and hellishly difficult Steampunk-themed game by Matt Leacock. I am not going to spoil anything, just watch Wil get really worked up a couple of times: Also, I guess Forbidden Desert would […]

Book Feature: Hopebreaker by Dean F. Wilson

| 10. Dezember 2014

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive. Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of […]

How to Draw Steampunk Characters

| 8. Dezember 2014

I really have no time for proper updates recently, sorry about that. So, I am going to share something artistic with added value now: How to draw Steampunk characters, a really nicely done tutorial: