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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 on Monday. 670 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 Prof. Sebastian Fate on February 24, 2015 at 3:44pm

Best argument for living Vegan I've read all year !

Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on February 24, 2015 at 3:14pm
Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on February 20, 2015 at 5:55am

The typo has been fixed. Ideologically unsound parties have been purged. The history books have been rewritten.

Comment by David Lee Summers on February 20, 2015 at 2:09am

I'm a fan of all the brothers.  The article is interesting, but a typo near the top threw me for a moment.  1948 seemed awfully late for the publication of the Communist Manifesto, especially since the Russian Revolution had already occurred.  It should, of course, be 1848.

Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on February 19, 2015 at 8:09pm

Prefer Harpo ,meself !

Comment by Joe Mason (aka Mr. M) on February 19, 2015 at 7:07pm

On the influence of Marx. Not Groucho.

http://steampunkchicago.com/articles/steampunk-manifested/

Comment by Leslie Orton on January 23, 2015 at 5:11pm

              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

http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profiles/blogs/the-aether-chronic...

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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