Tonight's #SteampunkChat Topic: #Steampunk New...
We’ll be loose and easy tonight, with a mostly open mike approach to #SteampunkChat. Come and share your Steampunk New Year resolutions on #SteampunkChat (6 pm PST / 9 pm EST)
The Christian Science Monitor's take on... →
Some pop culture genres such as Tolkienesque fantasy imagine a magical past of strange races and global quests. Others, such as hard-core dystopian science fiction, warn against a future marred by apocalyptic meltdown. Then comes steampunk, a hybrid vision of a past that might appear in the future – or a future that resides, paradoxically, in the spirit of another age. No, you’re...
Steampunk Etch-A-Sketch →
The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction →
Why do bestselling young adult novels seem darker in theme now than in past years? What’s behind this dystopian trend, and why is there so much demand for it? Scott Westerfeld’s response here
Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That... →
annachronique: redguard: By China Miéville This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists. Of course, other works—by the same or other...
NY Times Room for Debate: Why Do We Need to... →
In 1931, The Times celebrated its 80th birthday by inviting Henry Ford and seven other American innovators to predict what life would be like in 80 years. W.J. Mayo, the founder of the Mayo Clinic, said that by 2011, the average life span, then only 54, would rise to 70 (it is 77.9). The physicist Arthur Compton, noting China’s rise, said “science will no longer be a monopoly of the...
SFWA Guest: Steampunk/Alt History Week Living in... →
I’m throwing down the gauntlet to short story writers, novelists, steampunk enthusiasts, and historians: we need to show the alternate world in as many shades as those within our modern world exist. - Tanita Davis
My object has been to depict the earth, and not the earth alone, but the...– Jules Verne
Kevin Mowrer talks about literary Steampunk’s power to bring hope at a time when many feel the world they’ll bequeath to their children will be harder to enjoy than the one we’re living now. Introduction is in Portuguese with English subtitles but the interview is in English.
#SteampunkChat Transcript: Dec 24th, 2010—What's... →
Steampunk Production of Twelfth Night by Curio...
Twelfth Night by Curio Theatre - YouTube And here’s a review of a different Steampunk treatment of Twelfth Night by the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City. Here’s an excerpt: The steampunk aesthetic seems a good fit for Shakespeare, not only because it gets out of the way, but it has it’s roots in the Victorian era, a favorite time period of both theatre and movie...
Radiant Historia Preview →
Radiant Historia RPG game, due out on February 22nd, 2011 Radiant Historia’s story revolves around Stocke, a special intelligence agent working for the nation of Alicetel, who are warring with the nearby country of Granorg. Both countries are threatened by an unnatural occurrence in the world—nearby deserts are growing, swallowing up land masses and putting both nations at risk...