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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 […]

Steampunk LEGO A Coffee Table Book filled with Victorian-Inspired LEGO

| 30. September 2014

It has been a very long time since I have been this excited about an upcoming book, but this one deserves all the excitement I can muster: Steampunk LEGO – A Coffee Table Book filled with Victorian-Inspired LEGO Yes, the excellent scribes, researchers and scholars at No Starch Press are releasing a book with all […]

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #25 – The Steampunk Alphabet Book Reading

| 31. Mai 2014

Today’s podcast is for younger listeners, a dramatic/good-night reading of The Steampunk Alphabet, a crowd-funded work of art. I had the pleasure of participating in the Kickstarter campaign and have already featured the book. I had planned to do a reading for a while but never really got around to doing it. But now, please […]

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #24 – A bushel of Steampunk Reviews

| 30. März 2014

Since I will very likely not be able to do all the reviews I want to do any time soon, I am trying to be efficient about it and do as many in one go as are easily feasible. For this reason, today’s Non-Euclidean Æthercast’s episode take a look at two Steampunk works, an EP […]

Review: Steampunk Style

| 11. März 2014

The stream of books about the look and feel of Steampunk continues: Steampunk Style is the latest of this kind that has found its way into my humble abode and it is something special: It is from Japan, to be exact, the first genuine Japanese example of Steampunk (other than music) I have held in […]

Review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

| 3. März 2014

The Violent Century is yet another tale with which Lavie Tidhar demonstrates his superb skills as a storyteller. The Violent Century reads like a Silver Age superhero comic. Every scene in the book is like a page in a comic, the whole novel feels like a comic book but yet is so much more. Anyway, […]

Review: Audiobook Version of The Wizard of OZ: A Steampunk Adventure

| 9. Dezember 2013

This is a premiere, the first time I review an audiobook, so I am going to do it in two parts, part one is about the story and one is about the narration. The book in question is, rather obviously The Wizard of OZ: A Steampunk Adventure, by S.D. Stuart and Steve DeWinter, the narrator […]

Review: Lego Space – Building the Future

| 24. November 2013

In 1979 I got my first Lego Space toy, it was the classic moon buggy. I have been a fan of Lego Space ever since, although I still strongly prefer the classic series and some of the late 1990’s releases did not really strike my fancy. Anyway, the other day I found an email by […]

Discovering Aberration – Interview and feature

| 5. November 2013

Today’s post is actually a double-deal package. First, I would like to point your attention to an upcoming Steampunk novel, Discovering Aberration, by S.C. Barrus:   In the budding age of steam technology, Freddy Fitzgerald risks everything to write the story of a lifetime.   After stealing an ancient map from under the nose of […]

Something awesome from my publisher

| 30. Oktober 2013

O’Reilly, my publisher, is about to publish the second edition of a tome that is right down my road of interests and since they sent me the press-release, I thought I share it with you: A Theory of Fun for Game Design, 2nd Edition—New from O’Reilly Sebastopol, CA—Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition […]