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Review: Victor Sierra – Go for the Strange

| 10. Oktober 2015

The third full album of Victor Sierra and the third I am going to review and this is getting ridiculous. OK, disclaimer, I supported the fundraiser, Victor Sierra is one of my favourite bands (and their song Mastermind is one of my all time favourite songs) and Commander Bob is one of my oldest friends […]

Review: The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

| 20. September 2015

This is the aforementioned Steampunk from Asia Part II. As you may have noticed by the amount of book features I post, I get a lot of review requests recently, most of which I have to turn down because of time constraints. I do literature reviews on request only in exceptional circumstances. Enter The SEA […]

Review: Cryptex Version 2.0 – Almost like a Pocket Watch

| 25. August 2015

After getting my hands on the first version of the Cryptex and reviewing it, it was only a matter of time until the collection was extended. I am now also the proud and delighted owner of the next generation Cryptex USB drive in a flat, round brass shell which doubles rather nicely as a pocket […]

Review: The Machine | This is a Cyberpunk Jewel!

| 10. April 2014

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. This is the very short synopsis of the movie and it does not really do […]

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: Babymetal – Babymetal

| 6. März 2014

Three Japanese teenage girls making heavy metal music, if this scenario sounds weird to you, well, it sounded weird to me when I was first introduced to the band a few months ago. Just a bit of background on the band: Babymetal is a constructed band, the members are all part of the Sakura Gakuin […]

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 […]

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

| 18. September 2013

About two weeks ago, my friend, co-author and soon to be co-(statics, connection lost) Alex from Clockworker pointed me towards Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It sounded intriguing enough to read it in spite of my 50+ books backlist. Ready Player One The book has been out since 2011 and I could kick myself […]

Review: Victor Sierra – Yesterday’s Tomorrow

| 24. Mai 2013

So here it is, the Steampunk album I have waited for ever since I read it was in the works. After listening to and liking Electric Rain, their previous album, I was very excited to get an early copy of Yesterday’s Tomorrow. The album contains both singles available previously, such as Steampunk Symphony and the […]

Review: Professor Elemental – Father of Invention

| 3. Dezember 2012

When I am not dressed up all Steampunk, I wear a lot of black. I also have rather long hair, and a Norse tattoo. I guess you get the message I want to convey. My kind of music is not necessarily hip-hop, not necessarily in deed. The other day, I was contacted by none other […]