Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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Rest in Peace, Terry Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)

| 12. März 2015

Once again, my heart is heavy as I have the passing of another living legend to report: Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE passed away today at the age of 66, far too early. His work has been an integral part of the literature I enjoy ever since I first read Guards! Guards! back […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen – Your support here, please!

| 30. November 2014

My friend and author extraordinaire Andrez has a new graphic novel ready to go, Bullet Girl, which needs your help to get on the road. Bullet Gal The first thing you need to know about Bullet Gal is that it’s a loving homage to hardboiled noir — the detective fiction and pulp produced in the […]

Book Feature: Hand of Miriam

| 21. August 2014

As you might have noticed, the update frequency of this blog has declined in recent weeks. This is due to the fact that my studies have reached the exam phase and I want to be through with this ASAP. Which brings me to why today I publish a book feature and not a full review. […]

Review: Steampunk – Back to the Future with the New Victorians

| 8. August 2014

Now here comes a book I found a particular interesting challenge to review: Steampunk – Back to the Future with the New Victorians by Paul Roland.   I have co-authored a very similar book for the German market, Steampunk – kurz & geek, so I have a direct comparison and I enjoyed Steampunk – Back to […]

Poetry for Cthulhu Cultists

| 28. Mai 2014

Recently I have gotten a decent bit of wrting done outside the blog. This is actually the reason why the updates here are coming in less frequently. One of the writing projects I was working on was yet another collection of Haiku, but very specific ones, something I should have been doing earlier, being a […]

Urban Haiku – Poetry for the Metroplex

| 7. April 2014

Yesterday, I put my haiku collection Urban Haiku – Poetry for the Metroplex up on Amazon and for all of you who really dislike Amazon for some reason, it is also available for Nook. I feel a teeny tiny bit accomplished now, I never thought I would one day actually publish a book containing poetry, […]

Project Urban Haiku

| 22. März 2014

This is a little bit of a self-plug. Over the course of the last twelve months, I set myself the task of writing at least one haiku every day. Granted, I did not always manage, but I did my best to catch up when I had the time. The haikus I wrote primarily deal with […]

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, […]