"I agree with Gary Alan Ruse. Mixing genres can be a good thing, but at times bringing fantasy into a Steampunk story can seem like too much of a deus ex machina, or a cop-out.
I generally don't include fantasy or science fiction…"
Welcome to the M.H.U. The Monster Hunters United soceity. From zombies, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, dragons, one-eyed creatures, sirenes, to your grandma. What do you hunt, and what is your method? What do you use?See More
The AZ SPS is a group of like-minded individuals that meets regularly to attend events, promote the Steampunk community, educate, and support each other in our passion for all things Steampunk.See More
"Personally, I think Downey's portrayal of Holmes was quite accurate. Doyle, in understated Victorian style, did in fact allude to Holmes almost as an action hero. In the stories Holmes was a boxer, a single-stick champion, and…"
"I turned steampunk back in the early 90s, although I never realized it had a name. I read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger series (I got hooked on Doyle after reading a giant, annotated compendium of Sherlock Holmes) when I…"
Since reading the works of Jules Verne as a young boy, I've been interested in the Steampunk genre, although I never knew it by that term until a couple years ago. For my hobbies, I read voraciously, and write voraciously, and hope one day to be published (voraciously). I do scale modelling, mostly in the Victorian era (stolid red- and khaki-coated soldiers facing off against brawny Huns in feldgrau, marvelous steam-ships and a planned fanciful airship). I even "steampunked" a thumb drive for my wife. There's just something about steam power, mechanical computers, and brass fittings that makes me feel at home, that makes me feel like the world is a fantastic place, full of high adventure.