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Literary aerie

The literary aerie is virtual nest in which to roost, glean, and collectively gather a fowl from fantastic literature

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Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2015

Words and birds, both take flight in our imagination

The literary aerie is a virtual nest in which to roost, glean, and collectively gather. So we will hopefully amass here, an intended ‘parliamentary sanctuary’ to croak and draw on particular or peculiar birds that have appeared, spoke, or are a flit within or abound in various writ poems and tales. Many a fantastical winding write has been a stirred of a plumaged bite or flight from Gilgamesh to Hans Christian Andersen's bejeweled clockwork bird in “The Nightingale”. This ‘last’ story is our uncommon bird of a, (hammered), feather which is made of an a esteemed flock, and their created machination extends beyond, (yet is a part), their natural or supernatural winged fathers, brothers, sisters, or mothers.

Therefore as this is an expansive realm, this word birder, wishes to account their preening kind communally, considering them of course, bound, (or unwound), in their fantastic literary condition. Of allowance then, we will preternaturally propend, and look to wondrous tales, mythological fields may be mined, or other far-fetched lines, with a special gear turned toward their incredible science fictive flightier design.

This a flown penned formation and may include references of their earthly sort to disclose details as to their worded kind. One could explore the air, as it was, from the first return, the transmission of a tale sung is that what fell from the beak of a little bird. As with all formations there are auguries that signaled its shape, one to mention especially is the book, Birds in literature by Leonard Lutwack (and isn’t that name a squawk!)

Words and birds, both take flight in our imagination,

Noah (missing his Ravens) Meernaum

Discussion Forum

The promised, and often problematic, relation noted as the formative "steampunks". Those Notorius Instigators or Noxious Navigators in the 1980's, questionably peaking in the 90's, on to 2000.

Started by Noah Meernaum. Last reply by Noah Meernaum Mar 25, 2012. 2 Replies

As a committed project the compiled review that aspires to convey the often contentious accord of the "steampunks" in the 1980's, 90's. and dubious millennium counted of the year 2000 has been a…Continue

Annotated list of GOOD Steampunk reads.

Started by Coal City Steam. Last reply by MissM1897please Sep 16, 2011. 20 Replies

I'm working on creating an annotated list of great Steampunk literature for a panel at Chattacon in January.What are your FAVORITE Steampunk stories / novels and why?What stories have sorely…Continue

Tags: Chattacon, literature, Best

A Trove of Libraries

Started by Noah Meernaum. Last reply by Noah Meernaum Jul 30, 2011. 6 Replies

Here may be exalted and stored books, links, articles, snatches or snippets gleaned relating to our airy aspirations or avian companions.Let me begin this papered or bound nest by singing the praises…Continue

Short Story Contest!

Started by Jaylee A. Faulkes. Last reply by Jaylee A. Faulkes Dec 4, 2010. 2 Replies

This is to let all members know that a fellow blogger and I will be starting a Steampunk Short Story contest. Winners will get to choose from several lovely prizes, including a selection of my…Continue

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Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on July 29, 2015 at 5:27pm

Welcome aboard , JBDryden , Things remain rather quiet here but you might also find ' The Bookshelf in the Parlor ' of interest .

Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on May 27, 2015 at 6:02pm

Welcome aboard , L. S. Kilroy .

Things are a little quiet here at the moment but if you scout around the Empire you are sure to come across discussion of literary events .

Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 5:11pm

            Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #19:

"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:21pm

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #18:

                      Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

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Comment by G. M. E. Ravenscroft on April 2, 2012 at 10:43am

Thank you very much..

Comment by Noah Meernaum on April 2, 2012 at 8:20am

Welcome to G.M.E. Ravenscroft.

Comment by Noah Meernaum on February 4, 2012 at 2:07pm

Bon jour, Balogun Ojetade, for alighting upon this growing collective aerie.

Comment by Noah Meernaum on December 29, 2011 at 8:30am

Welcome to respective reader Milton Davis.

Comment by Noah Meernaum on December 25, 2011 at 1:18pm

To all the diversely devoted readers roosted around the Literary aerie it is hoped that each are enjoying a pleasant holiday with their respective volumes or particular reading articles. For those who have awaited the promised review of the odd output to be proposed as issuing from "steampunks" and their surrounding scribes in the 1980's, 90's, and foretold millennium from this slow crow, that prolonged relation is being wrapped up and is planned to be posted here soon.


Comment by Noah Meernaum on November 3, 2011 at 3:00pm

Hail to Jax who has presently alit upon this roost.


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