Category Archives: Steampunk

City of the Saints in the Humble Bundle!

The year is 1859. US Army agent Sam Clemens rides west in his amphibious steam-truck, the Jim Smiley. His mission is to get the unruly Kingdom of Deseret, with its air-ships and its rumored phlogiston guns, into the looming conflict … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: The Alyscrai

Steampunk luxuriates in the self-bestowed freedom to mix any influence, aesthetic, period, pseudo-scientific or fantastic element, and literary or historical character it wishes into its brew and distill therefrom a tale.  The Alyscrai pushes the envelope in its wide-ranging and … Continue reading

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Airships of Camelot

Rob Wells is branching out into Indie publishing with his forthcoming novel Airships of Camelot! I think this is a great thing — as the industry changes, I think many professional authors will have fingers in various kinds of publishing … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Beasts of Tabat

Cat Rambo’s Tabat is a fantasy steampunk city riven with tensions. In the annual hieratic gladiatorial contests, Winter has had a long winning streak, and the city’s folk are tired of short springs. The Duke’s ancestor promised a democracy after … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Storymakers)

This weekend I taught at LDS Storymakers, an annual writing conference held in Utah.  I taught on the subject of Steampunk, and I won’t share all my slides, in case I get invited to teach the same material again, but … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Air-Ships Today)

Looks like the zeppelin is making a comeback.  Me, I’m still holding out for the Phlogiston Gun.

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What Is Steampunk? (Pictograms)

A date in the 1860s puts this pictographic advertisement for a lottery square in City of the Saints territory.  I don’t think I’ve seen pictograms figure into a steampunk novel yet.  I may have to work one into the second … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Robots)

I love the fact (and I’m not surprised by it) that this guy is one of the creatives behind the Skylanders.

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What Is Steampunk? (City of the Saints)

City of the Saints is finally out in paperback, and available from Amazon. Apologies for the delay, but I think you’ll find that the amazing cover by Nathan Shumate of Fifth Planet Design — and the rollicking, over-the-top, gonzo action … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Early Gas Masks)

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