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Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath

| 23. März 2014

Not since Iron Sky have I anticipated the release of a movie as much as War of the Worlds: Goliath. I have been following the developments surrounding this movie since 2010; I was thus overjoyed when I was contacted by people involved with the project if I would be interested in reviewing War of the […]

Review: Escape the Clouds – Moments EP

| 19. März 2014

The fifth longplayer by Escape the Clouds, and this one is a little bit different; it is purely instrumental and it is also regrettably short, only six tracks all in all. The content of the EP can be described rather adequately by one sentence: The joy of air travel distilled into music. I am aware […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: The Cog is Dead – Full Steam Ahead

| 13. Juli 2013

Oh my! The Cog is Dead have released their second album, Full Steam Ahead, and I have the pleasure of reviewing it. The Cog is Dead made a big splash with their debut, Steam Powered Stories, so my first reaction to the new album was: “Let’s see if they can keep the level they set with […]

Review: The Art of Steampunk – Revised Second Edition

| 28. Juni 2013

More than two years ago, I was lucky enough to get an advanced electronic preview of Art Donaovan’s The Art of Steampunk. Now, The Art of Steampunk, Revised Second Edition: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement has been released and I can only say: I am blown away! […]