Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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First hand historic information

| 20. September 2013

As some of you have undoubtably noticed, I have a thing for history, especially the time of the Dieselpunk and Atompunk epochs (i.e. both World Wars and the Space Race). Luckily for me, this time is very well documented and you can do a lot of research online. However, I am one of those weird […]

Three Cheers for Valentina Tereshkova

| 16. Juni 2013

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union put the first woman into space: Valentina Tereshkova. Back then, the USSR was still ahead in the Space Race. Right now, Russia is ahead once more, mostly because the USA does not have a manned space program. A fact I mourn every day. I digress… Today, we raise our […]

Featured website, film and project: The Cosmonaut

| 12. Mai 2013

Let me point your attention to this amazing project: The Cosmonaut (   The Cosmonaut is a crowd-funded project, four years in the making. What sets it apart: It is completely CC. Once you get your hands on the material, you can use it for your own purposes. Here’s what the people behind it, Riot […]

Prerelease Review: The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

| 10. März 2013

I have been looking forward to reading The Age Atomic, ever since it was announced. After enjoying Empire State immensely, I was itching for the sequel, and this is what I found when I finally got it: The Age Atomic is set a number of years after Empire State, in 1954, but in the Empire […]

Restored Me-262 in flight

| 25. Februar 2013

Footage of a restored Me-262 Schwalbe taking off on a 30-minutes flight to a nearby airbase. Pure bliss!

Atompunk: Unused Space Suit Designs

| 21. Februar 2013

The more I dig into the Atompunk side of things, the more wonderful tech-gems pop up. I had no idea what a treasure trove of the weird and wonderful hides in the Atompunk timeframe. During the height of the space race, both the Soviet Union and the United States used massive amounts of resources to […]

Atompunk – 1950′s Sci-Fi Movies

| 9. Februar 2013

The 1950′s were a golden age for science fiction movies. The space race had begun, the world was ablaze with a fascination for space travel and exploration. This was obviously a very fertile environment for science fiction movies to flourish in. The science fiction movies of the 1950′s are, do the math, around 60 years […]

Retrofuturistic Week from 11th to 16th February in Barcelona

| 3. Februar 2013

As I mentioned in my last podcast, there is an awful lot going on in Spain. Case in point, in a few days the Semana Retrofuturista is happening in Spain. My friends there were kind enough to give me an English synopsis of the details: From 11th to 16th February, Retrofuturisms, Steampunk, Dieselpunk and related […]

Review: Invaders 1938 by Terrible Spaceship

| 1. Februar 2013

The creativity within the music section of our scene really has no bounds. The other day I opened my ætherbox to find yet another message directing me to an album of a band I had thus far not heard of before. The band is Terrible Spaceship and the album (their debut) is Invasion 1938. So, […]

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast 12: Atompunk and Cyberpunk

| 20. Januar 2013

Today’s podcast is all about Atompunk and Cyberpunk, the two genres following Dieselpunk in time. Atompunk is a relatively new and obscure offshoot of Cyberpunk and Cyberpunk is by now deeply enmeshed with reality. The Internet and the omnipresence of computers, combined with augmented reality have turned many visions of cyberpunk into reality. Cyberpunk is […]