Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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Happy SteamTuesday! If you need an addiction, choose this one!

| 12. Juni 2012

I cannot imagine I could agree more with a statement than the one in the image below: If you absolutely need a drug in your life and an addiction, choose books, but go for the quality choice, as always. Books will beautify your life and your dreams. They will inspire you, teach you, make you […]

Space 1889 & Beyond: Double Review

| 9. Oktober 2011

The e-book series Space 1889 & Beyond is out and I have already been lucky enough to get a review copy of Journey to the Heart of Luna and Vandals on Venus. Both are relatively quick reads, which is why I am going to review them in one go. Journey to the Heart of Luna […]

Review: Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

| 2. Oktober 2011

Once again I was contacted via the æthernet and asked if I was interested in doing a review for an upcoming Steampunk anthology. This time it was Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, due to be released October 11th. Anthologies have thus far been something of a mixed blessing, but I was […]

Non-Steampunk Recommendation: Good Show Sir

| 29. August 2011

Today I am once again recommending another blog to you, my dear readers, and this one is not connected to Steampunk at all but to literature in general. As you can tell from the title of this post, the blog’s name is Good Show Sir, and what a clourful and entertaining blog it is! Their […]

Review: The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

| 17. August 2011

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is by far the strangest collection of tales I have thus far laid my hands on. It is also one of the most fascinating. Where to start? This whole book is one complete piece of art, within and without. The hardcover is beautifully designed and a gem in […]

Review: Steampunk Emporium

| 1. Juni 2011

Steampunk Emporium is another book blending fantasy with reality. It is about DIY steampunk art, jewellery to be precise, flavoured with short dispatches set in a steampunk world at the beginning of each chapter. The dispatches are sent from various locations by the intrepid correspondent Emilly Ladybird. First impression: Beautiful. The design, layout and artwork […]

Win a Copy of Camera Obscura

| 9. April 2011

As you may know through following my blog I am rather fond of Lavie Tidhar’s work and consider his latest novel Camera Obscura to be required reading for every Steampunk. Now I have a copy of Camera Obscura to give away and you could be the one to recieve it. All you have to do […]

Review: K.W. Jeter “Infernal Devices” and “Morlock Night”

| 4. April 2011

For those of you who were not aware of it: Mr. Jeter named us, the genre, the lifestyle. He is the inventor of the term Steampunk. His two defining steampunk novels Infernal Devices and Morlock Night are back in print now, for the first time since the late ’80s, actually, and I have had the […]

Pre-Release Review: Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar

| 13. März 2011

Camera Obscura is set in the same world as The Bookman, Lavie’s first steampunk novel, the events of The Bookman are mentioned several times in passing and the main storyline takes place some three years later. Although I recommend reading The Bookman first (simply because it is one great Steampunk novel),  it is not essential […]

Review: Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

| 6. März 2011

After the first pages of Pip Ballantine’s and Tee Morris’ Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel I was under the impression of heading into a hilarious and almost slapsticky Steampunk adventure. Eliza Braun and Wellington Books, the central protagonists, were simply too much of a missmatch and their initial “conversations” too comical. I […]