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The Bookshelf in the Parlor

A place to recommend and discuss great literature. Not limited at all to steampunk but books that we steampunk fans may ALSO enjoy. Books of any time and place!

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Some authors to start with..

I posted some topics that are basically just author names or perhaps a brief bit of editorializing. Take it from there, please please feel free to start discussions by Author, Title, Series, whatever.

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Sherlock Holmes: Doyle's writings vs. Downey's Performance in the 2009 movie of the same name

Started by Leane Roffey Line. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Dec 11, 2014. 669 Replies

For the Holmesian among us, how many here think Downey remained true to Doyle's conceptions of Holmes and Watson's characterizations?I for one, see the use of Holme's harder side and rougher talents…Continue

Tags: Holmes, Sherlock, Books

Barker and Lewellyn

Started by Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury. Last reply by Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury Jul 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Basil: Has anyone read Will Thomas's Barker and Lewellyn mysteries? We're partway through the latest one, 'Fatal Enquiry,' and so far are quite pleased. This is the first Will Thomas book we've…Continue

Tags: Victorian, Era, Historical, Mystery, Thomas

Sherlock Holmes copyright to be tested in Court

Started by The Duke. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jun 18, 2014. 19 Replies

Leslie Klinger, noted Holmsian scholar, has filed a civil lawsuit against the Conan Doyle Estate to determine that the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are in fact in the public…Continue

BAD BOOKS

Started by Prof. Sebastian Fate. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jan 11, 2014. 253 Replies

Not every book is worth finishing .Tell us about the book you failed to finish and why it annoyed you.Or perhaps  the book you finished even though it  appalled you .The Professor takes the high…Continue

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Comment by Leslie Orton on Saturday

              Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #22:

BURLESQUE: "Pony-Play!"

Scientific Community Refutes Professor’s Claim of Martian Life!

This Week in The Weekly Steamswaddle: An Unfortunate Invention

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Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on January 7, 2015 at 3:40pm

Thanks , Joe . ' News from Nowhere ' is well worth reading .

Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on January 7, 2015 at 6:44am
Comment by Leslie Orton on January 1, 2015 at 10:48am

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #21:

 

New Year's Fashions Lead To Arrests & Scandals Involving Live Rodents!
Robbery of The Bank of England Thwarted by Flying Man!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on December 28, 2014 at 10:51am

The Aether Chronicle is Searching For A New Feature Writer! Contact Leslie Orton, Editor, For Details.

Comment by Leslie Orton on November 23, 2014 at 7:55am

         Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #20:

 

England Builds The Library of the Future! Books Not To Be Read For 1000 Years!

Life on Mars? One Man Thinks So and is Preparing For INVASION!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 4:12pm

                                   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 Prof. Sebastian Fate on October 17, 2014 at 8:01pm

Welcome aboard , Isadora .

Pretty quiet around here but you never know ...

Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:40pm

          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 Leslie Orton on September 29, 2014 at 4:02pm

Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #17:

Anything Goes at the 10th Annual Steamship Races! Surprise Winner and Vows For Revenge!

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