Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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Reaching Out – A Steampunk/Cthulhu Short Story

| 3. Mai 2015

I have had a bit of a writing frenzy lately. One of the results was Bird Song (see below). I am also working on a cyberpunk and a modern-day Cthulhu short story (both in German). Additionally, I remembered I still had a Cthulhu/Steampunk crossover story in one of my drawers, or rather folders on my […]

Graf Zeppelin Postcard

| 11. Januar 2015

I have expressed my love for Zeppelins rather rarely recently, this post will remedy the situation. This, obviously, is a historic postcard with the Graf Zeppelin cruising majestically over the fair city of Rio de Janeiro.

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 […]

Parallel Earths – Just add Zeppelins (Even Doctor Who does it)

| 18. April 2014

The trope of parallel but fairly similar versions of earth have zeppelins roaming the sky is a common one. Rarely, however, am I as delighted to see the trope in use as in the example below. Doctor Who just added to his awesome, how does he do it?  

Cloud Raiders – Featured Game and Raffle

| 12. April 2014

May I point your esteemed attention to a little Android game by the name of Cloud Raiders? It is a strategy game on the steamfantasy side of things, dragons, airships, skypirates, and from the looks of it, cute graphics and a lot of action, it could be tremendous fun to play. The ratings on the […]

When in doubt, post a photo of a Zeppelin

| 25. August 2013

As a person educated in these matters recognises, this is USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) doing some gymnastics shortly after 1:30 PM on 25 August 1927 at Lakehurst. The image is in the public domain.

The surreal Steampunk Art of Jarosław Jaśnikowski

| 13. August 2013

The flow of outstanding people producing amazing Steampunk art apparently never ends. Today’s featured artist is the honourable Jarosław Jaśnikowski of Poland. I recently came across his work while sifting through my usual sources for Steampunk material. Mr. Jarosław Jaśnikowski is unique in his mixing of Steampunk with distinctly surrealist elements, reminiscent of Dali. It […]

The Art of Vadim Voitekhovitch

| 3. April 2013

It was already back in 2010 when I posted an image of a most splendid airship by Vadim Voitekhovitch to illustrate an article about Steampunk in Russia. This one: Back then, I did not know who the artist was, I have since been informed and updated the blog post. Now it is high time to feature […]

LZ 11 Viktoria Louise

| 27. Februar 2013

It has been a really long time since I last posted a Zeppelin image. This is the passenger Zeppelin LZ 11 Viktoria Louise, her maiden flight was 14th of February 1912. She is named after the youngest daugher of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Steampunk for the Little Ones

| 16. November 2012

Explaining your favourite subculture to your children can be a daunting task. Therefor, we have to expose them as early as possible and instill the fascination we feel in them. For me, this fascination started with my encounter with a Zeppelin on TV. I must have been four or five years old at the time. […]