Tag Archives: Steampunk

Bookshelf: Extracted

Ember is a Rifter. Operating out of a multi-story underground bunker and guided by their ghost of Nikola Tesla, she and her fellow-Rifters — with no memory of their personal pasts — travel through time, backward and forward, protecting the … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Relic

I love alt-Westerns. David J. West’s COLD SLITHER is an example, a collection of pulp fiction in the vein of Manly Wade Wellman, featuring real-life mountain man and gunfighter Orrin Porter Rockwell. Another favorite is Aaron Michael Ritchey’s Juniper Wars … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Blood Curse

Blood Curse opens on the same brutal ground as the first book of Jake Lasater’s adventures, Blood Ties — in Jake’s origin story. In Blood Ties we saw him obey his pointless order to sacrifice his life and his men’s … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Lincoln’s Wizard

Braxton Wright is no war hero, no matter what the newspapers say. He’s just the engineer who was aboard the Union battle walker Monitor at the Battle of Parkersburg, and who drove the Monitor across enemy lines, disrupting their formations … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Airships of Camelot

Airships of Camelot is Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan meets The Once and Future King. Like Leviathan, Airships is likely to get called “Steampunk,” though that category fits loosely at best.  In some ways, this retelling of the Arthur story has more … 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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Connecticon 2015

I’m heading to Connecticut this week. I’ve spent a surprising amount of time in and around Hartford in the last year with corporate training clients, but this time I’m heading out for Connecticon. Here’s my tentative schedule: Friday 2:40 pm … 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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Seattle, Here I Come!

I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon this weekend, with the Wordfire Press team.  Look for me on a panel about Steampunk on Saturday, and all three days at the Wordfire both in the dealer room.

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Audiobook

It’s been a long time coming, but City of the Saints is now available as an audiobook.  Get it at: Audible or Amazon or through the iTunes store (no link, you’ll have to find it yourself). Now, I’m posting this … Continue reading

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