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The Literary Salon

The premier space on the Empire to discuss, review, and analyse books, articles and other texts of interest. Discuss what you're reading and/or writing, or other such snobby things.

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Welcome to the Empire's Literary Salon!

The place for literary geeks and textual afficiandos! Some quick housekeeping tips:

- Give each book you read a good review. It doesn't have to be nice, but it does have to be a bit more indepth than "OMG this book is so awesome!" (Well, yeah, but how??)

- Before starting a new thread, check to see if someone has already reviewed the same book. One thread per book / series / magazine issue! (However, if you feel an article / story in a magazine warrants its own thread, go for it. Use your own discretion.)

- While we at the Empire are of a steampunk bent, not all the books we read are! Feel free to also discuss non-steampunk books, or articles of interest on cyberspace.

- Good readers make good writers, too! Discuss writing, editing, the publishing industry, marketing, and avenues for publication as you please.

Have fun, empirelings!

Discussion Forum

TESLA by Mark Lingane

Started by Blimprider Aug 24. 0 Replies

"The Handmaid's Tale" By Margaret Atwood

Started by Noah Meernaum. Last reply by Madame Amber Zade Jun 26, 2013. 2 Replies

And Having Writ...

Started by Noah Meernaum. Last reply by Katelyn Patterson Nov 15, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by Leslie Orton on Saturday

          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!

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

To Subscribe to The Aether Chronicle, simply click the link below to The Chronicle Archives and "Follow" the Discussion:

http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/forum/topics/reign-of-giant-octop...

Comment by Leslie Orton on September 29, 2014 at 4:08pm

Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #17:

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

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

Comment by Leslie Orton on August 18, 2014 at 5:02pm

Hello, fellow academics! If you feel strongly about a book or magazine issue, or an article you have read, please feel free to write a review and submit it to The Aether Chronicle! Lead story in this week's edition?

Jack The Ripper Strikes!

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To Subscribe To The Aether Chronicle Simply "Follow" The Discussion on Leslie Orton's Page With The Latest Edition In It's Title! To Report Any Problems, Concerns, Or Story Submissions, Contact Leslie Orton.

Comment by Jha Goh on June 23, 2014 at 12:12am

Oh my poor neglected salon, abandoned for the libraries of academia! Well if any of you wish to contribute more discussion, please do so. If you want to move onto better, livelier places, do that as well. I only started this space because there hadn't been any when I first came to the Empire! 

Comment by Prof. Sebastian Fate on September 29, 2011 at 12:43am
At risk of being cashiered could I suggest that while this site is " The Premier Space on the Empire to Discuss , review and analyze books ' there may be more activity on ' The Bookshelf in the Parlour ' .
My apologies in advance to anyone who finds this comment out of place .
Comment by michael helsem on July 4, 2011 at 9:31am

that Spasmodics blog i mentioned awhile back:

 

http://firmilian.blogspot.com/

 

Comment by Ilah B on June 14, 2011 at 7:36am

I have finally written my review.  Once I got started I found their was a lot I could say about it without talking about the plot or giving things away.

 

That is an interesting comment about Romeo and Juliet.  It is a bit of a spoiler to know that something does not have a happy ending.  On the other hand, it is common for plays to be labled tragedies, so you know before you see it that it will not have a happy ending. 

Comment by Coal City Steam on June 9, 2011 at 2:52pm

How much of a spoiler is it to say Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy? It will make you a better writer to find a way to tell your review without giving away too much.

A spoiler is telling someone watching the Crying Game - she's a man. But it's not a spoiler to say a gender bending tale of love, perception and betrayal. 

Comment by Ilah B on June 9, 2011 at 1:14pm

It turns out I did not care for the ending to this one.  However I did get a lot of enjoyment reading it except for the end part.  So over all I wold still recommend it. 

 

Is it concidere a "spoiler" if you warn people the story has a sad ending?  Some people don't mind sad endings, but other people try to avoid them.

Comment by Coal City Steam on June 9, 2011 at 6:41am
I LOVED Mainspring - until the last 10 pages. Where Jay Lake just gave up.
 

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