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The Crossroads of the Aether

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Mar 17
Gary Alan Ruse replied to Melissa Ann Conroy's discussion Steampunk Writing Self-Promotion? in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"You could try running a small ad in the program book of an upcoming large Steampunk convention.  They're usually inexpensive and everyone seeing it is already interested in Steampunk, plus people tend to keep their program books, so it…"
Jul 2, 2013
Abigail Pittman left a comment for Gary Alan Ruse
"Thank you so much for the support!"
Jun 20, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse left a comment for Abigail Pittman
"Best of luck to you, Abigail, with both your novel and your screenplay. Finding a Hollywood agent is never easy, and even when you have one, marketing scripts to producers is hard, too, but hang in there!  Persistence is the key."
Jun 20, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Original Writing Machine in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"And now, even though we no longer have to worry about the striker arms jamming, our PC keyboards are still stuck with the QWERTY arrangement of letters. I have seen keyboards with supposedly better arrangements of letters for faster typing, but…"
Jun 15, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Original Writing Machine in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I found a better photo which reveals the entire machine and where the paper goes, on a website devoted to it!http://www.malling-hansen.org/the-writing-ball.html How wonderfully quaint!"
Jun 15, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Original Writing Machine in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Fascinating! (But I am SO glad I don't have to use one for my work!)  I wonder if this, in a weird way, may have inspired the type ball on IBM Selectric typewriters?"
Jun 15, 2013
George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. replied to Gary Alan Ruse's discussion Helpful info from the Science Fiction Writers of America website in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Thank you Mr. Ruse, this looks to be a very helpful resource, I shall peruse it at my leisure and look forward to utilising it in my future endeavours. Sincerely George "Dubael' Woodruff U.E."
May 26, 2013
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Gary Alan Ruse's discussion Helpful info from the Science Fiction Writers of America website in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Thanks for the tip! Looks like there's a lot to check out on the site..."
May 26, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse added a discussion to the group The Aether Guild of Writers
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Helpful info from the Science Fiction Writers of America website

Hi all---just wondering how many of you have visited the website of SFWA--Science Fiction Writers of America--the professional writers group.  You don't have to be a member to access their resources page, and it has a wealth of helpful information for writers.  Here's the direct link:http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/information-center/See More
May 26, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Hope you're having a great holiday weekend! I want to urge you to seriously focus on your goals and "steam ahead" to bring your own projects to completion. And for anyone interested, you can get a FREE copy of my Steampunk eBook,…"
May 26, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"And here's a better version of that map, Lady Theodora-- http://www.umich.edu/~risotto/maxzooms/ne/nej34.html"
May 15, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"To Lady Theodora, you didn't mention at first that you already had reference books that had limited info, or I wouldn't have suggested that avenue of exploration. Glad that the Contessa pointed you toward Lee Jackson's website. A…"
May 15, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Note to Tanya (Lady Theodora) -- There are a number of great reference books on Victorian London at libraries, bookstores and online, and some good historical websites, too, that you really should study if you are serious about writing a novel. Not…"
May 14, 2013
Gary Alan Ruse commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Well, the first review on the new book is in....http://www.ebookanoid.com/?p=11410"
May 9, 2013
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"Well, the first review is in.... http://ning.it/11VH44y"
May 9, 2013

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I am a professional writer of science fiction and fantasy, and mystery, and some of that is set in the Victorian Age. I've long been a fan of Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells and early Steampunk like Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and TV series "The Wild Wild West." I began my first Steampunk novel back in 1970, before there was a term for Victorian Science Fiction, and the editors liked it but didn't know what to do with it marketing-wise. (My Hollywood agent is showing it around now.) The anthology, "Sherlock Holmes in Orbit," edited by Martin Greenberg,, has my Steampunk story, "The Holmes Team Advantage." My main webpage is www.GaryAlanRuse.com I love the elegance of the Victorian Age and the "romance" of adventurous science fiction.

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Steampunk computer?

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 7:09pm 0 Comments

This is of special interest to steampunk fans, but to computer enthusiasts as well---



http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/computer-experts-building-1830s-babbage-analytical-engine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss



I hope they are able to construct it to see if it works, although since he had several different incomplete plans…

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At 3:27pm on June 20, 2013, Abigail Pittman said…

Thank you so much for the support!

At 5:33pm on October 1, 2012, Catherine Scholz said…

thank you for you praise of my art piece, hope to do more

At 4:15am on April 18, 2011, Stephanie Abbott said…

Re: the cat in goggles: fortunately for me, that's a LOL Cat image I lifted off the web.  Though the cat does look a bit like my Zahara:

But if I tried to put goggles on her, I'd be missing a limb for sure!

At 4:13am on April 18, 2011, Stephanie Abbott said…
Both wheelchairs are phenomenal.  The one for Professor X has some great details.  And the real one -- wow, what a collector's piece!  Thanks so much for sharing those links!
At 6:30pm on April 4, 2011, Stephanie Abbott said…
Yes, thanks!  I'm a fan and it's gorgeous.  BTW, feel free to friend me there if you are so inclined.  I am plain Stephanie Abbott there, too, with the same profile pic, and thus easy to find.
At 5:34pm on April 4, 2011, Stephanie Abbott said…
Screenplay, eh?  Sounds very cool.  Can't wait to hear more about it.
At 2:41pm on April 4, 2011, Stephanie Abbott said…

Thanks so much for the encouragement.  I love your photos, by the way, especially that mechanical hand.  This site has been a great discovery for me.

BTW, here's an article I found today.  Perhaps nothing new for you, but I enjoyed it and learned a lot.   

http://io9.com/#!5788742/where-did-steampunk-come-from
At 8:38pm on April 3, 2011, Baroness Oksana Tsarev said…
I can assure you kind sir, that we'll be getting much more active in the months to come!
At 3:19pm on April 3, 2011, Baroness Oksana Tsarev said…
Welcome to the Empire fellow Floridian!
At 12:44pm on April 2, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Welcome to the Empire. Hopefully this site Inspires you.
 
 
 

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