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Bookshelf: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

I first met Oberon Malieux as a contestant in a Space Balrogs game called Steampunk Supervillain Smackdown. He was a dastardly rogue, played by Scott Tarbet in goggles, top hat, and kilt, whose plan as supervillain was to mechanically augment … Continue reading

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What Is Steampunk? (Recent Readings)

(From recent readings.) Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman promises to be the first of a trilogy.  In feeling, it harks back to K.W. Jeter’s Morlock Night and Infernal Devices — it feels more like dark, imaginative, slightly nutty science fiction than … Continue reading

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