The Steampunk Empire

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What inspired you to write Steampunk?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone Nov 11. 5 Replies

I began writing historical romances, Celtic ones, set in the Bronze ages,  Iron ages, and Dark ages. I moved from history to alternate history with Steampunk. The move into Steampunk was a natural…Continue

Dracula and Bram Stoker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Oct 29. 2 Replies

It is not a proven fact but it has been reported by many Stoker biographers that he died of syphilis. It was a disease that plagued many in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. When dracula attacks…Continue

Frankenstein and Mary Shelley

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penny Freeman Oct 28. 1 Reply

If you don’t have access to ShowTime and you’ve wondered what Penny Dreadful is all about, let me clue you in. I enjoy the show and recommend it. Ethan Chandler a Wild Bill Cody type is hired by Sir…Continue

Oscar Wilde and The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Oct 24. 7 Replies

If you don’t have access to ShowTime and you’ve wondered what Penny Dreadful is all about, let me clue you in. I enjoy the show and recommend it. Ethan Chandler a Wild Bill Cody type is hired by Sir…Continue

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Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion What inspired you to write Steampunk?
"It seemed a rather natural transition for me.  Most of my plays thus far have been in the Cyberpunk model, but with the the publication of "The Ganymeade Protocol" I found myself edging more and more into a world that respected…"
Nov 11
Lady CAT replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion What inspired you to write Steampunk?
"I have just started my own novel... I've never written one before but I was a professional writer for a while. I am intrigued by the freedom Steampunk offers. There is a huge suspension of dis-belief for Steampunk so I think it is more…"
Nov 10
Albrecht von Saarbruchen replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion What inspired you to write Steampunk?
"Good evening, Why am I writing steampunk? I very much like the genre, the alternate history, the alternate retro-future technologies, and the visual aesthetic.  Victorian hard science fiction is of particular interest, but so is a story or…"
Nov 10
Lady Rayna Keller replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion What inspired you to write Steampunk?
"I am just in the middle of creating my first Steampunk inspired story that actually tells the story of my Persona.   Inspiration wise....just thought she had a story to tell and I might as well try."
Nov 9
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Blimprider replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion What inspired you to write Steampunk?
"  What a fun question!  I had written fantasy and adventure without any commercial success for decades.  My friend knew I was an amateur writer, and approached me to join him in a writing project set within the confines of a…"
Nov 9
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What inspired you to write Steampunk?

I began writing historical romances, Celtic ones, set in the Bronze ages,  Iron ages, and Dark ages. I moved from history to alternate history with Steampunk. The move into Steampunk was a natural one for me. In To Love The London Ghost I even combined Victorian history with ancient Celtic history as my heroine is a ghost who died on the banks of the Thames fighting Julius Ceasar.I always loved the Victorian era, I think because of all those western shows I use to watch growing up: The Riffle…See More
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Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion Dracula and Bram Stoker
" I would also recommend ' Bram Stoker's Notes for ' Dracula ' - a facsimile Edition . ' annotated and transcribed by Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller   McFarland & Company 2008 ISBN 978 0 7864…"
Oct 29
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion Dracula and Bram Stoker
"As you point out there have been many biographies of Abraham Stoker . A recent addition to the literature is the dramatically titled ' The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker - The Dublin Years ' edited by Elizabeth Miller and Dacre Stoker ,…"
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Dracula and Bram Stoker

It is not a proven fact but it has been reported by many Stoker biographers that he died of syphilis. It was a disease that plagued many in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. When dracula attacks someone he infects them with vampirism and it’s easy to see the possible connection with a disease like syphilis. It’s not hard to discern his guilt and concern over possibly infecting his wife and also in being unfaithful to a woman he loved. Bram Stoker married actress Florence Balcombe in 1878.…See More
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I live in Houston Texas, I have a grown son and a granddaughter. I am the author of 17 published books, four are Steampunk/romances, Conquistadors In Outer Space, To Love A London Ghost, As Timeless As Stone, and As Timeless As Magic. I am a staff writer for Steamed - http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/ For more information, please visit my website at http://MaeveAlpin.com my other books are under the name of Cornelia Amiri at http://CelticRomanceQueen.com

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Westernpunk by Maeve Alpin

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Westernpunk Fun

I have seen different terms, cowpunk, weird west, and westernpunk, but I prefer the later. One of the greatest examples of Westernpunk is the old television show, Wild Wild West. Though a western, all the 19th century high tech…

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Steampunk Comic Books by Maeve Alpin

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 1:26pm 2 Comments

Bryan Tallbot’s 1970’s Luther Arkwright series is considered the starting point for the modern era of Steampunk comics. It explores social and political inequities through a secret agent character, Luther Arkwright, who moves between parallels by pure force of will. The main setting is a parallel world where the English Civil War has been prolonged. Speaking of Bryan Tallbot, his Grandville series is total Steampunk. I’ll begin with it, followed by thirteen more.…

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Steampunk Media

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:25am 0 Comments

The captain and members of the Steamship Isabella along with Steam Powered Giraffe: The Spine, The John, and Rabbit in their robot makeup discussed Steampunk media at Clockwork.con. As fellow artist there are a lot of similarities between musicians and writers. The Steam Powered Giraffes said, “We write what we write and the Steampunk community embraced it.” To a novelist that would be the same as saying, I write from the heart. I love people who write from the heart whether it be literature…

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Multicultural Steampunk by Maeve Alpin

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 6:35am 0 Comments

As the hub of the industrial revolution, Victorian Britain and its culture will continue to be one of the strongest settings for Steampunk fiction. That said, it is not the only legitimate setting. After all, even Jules Verne’s most memorial character, Captain Nemo, mentioned more than western European aristocrats in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. "Do you think I'm unaware of the suffering people and oppressed races of this planet, the poor to be comforted, the victims to be avenged?"…

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At 10:37am on August 7, 2014, Blimprider said…

I am honored, Milady!

At 12:18pm on August 6, 2014, Blimprider said…

Good day, Ms. Alpin,

     Just a courtesy notice to let you know that I have mentioned one of your books on my blog, http://steampunkjack.weebly.com/blog/coming-attractions ~ If you'd care to drop by and offer a comment or correct any mistakes I may have inadvertently made, my door is always open.  Hope to see you soon.

~ Blimprider

At 2:53pm on July 18, 2013, Colonel Nigel Pennington said…

Hi Miss Alpin, I love ghost hunting! In fact I wish I could be there, but alas I am indisposed for now. I invite you to see my ghost hunting video I made here in Florida recently. More on the way, of course.  Go to

www.steampunkghostlytales.com to see my page and watch the short movie. It is  truly fun viewing.

At 11:08pm on June 4, 2013, George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. said…

My apologies Mistress Alpin, Devilish forces have precluded my properly accessing my account and I see that nearly a year has gone by since you sent me your request.  Please excuse my tardiness.

At 8:33pm on September 24, 2012, Dawn Donati said…

thank you  . i am looking to connect with artist maybe share ides . i am new to this forum .  and a little shy its easer to work in stained glass then on the computer for me ,,  

At 3:07pm on August 28, 2012, Air Marshal Gaz said…

Thank you for the friend request. It will be a pleasure to meet you at one of the future events.

At 12:47pm on August 28, 2012, Kaptain Gustavus Sturmreiter said…

Guten Aben Frau Apin.  Danke for the add.  Hopefully i and my esteemed crew of the Heart of Iron can attend that saturdays function that you have planned.

At 11:40pm on May 8, 2012, Arewe' Thereyet. said…

Welcome to the 42nd.  I did so enjoy meeting you at AetherFest.

At 2:51pm on May 29, 2011, A D Cruize said…

Ms. Alpin,

Sorry that I missed you at ComicPalooza.

Perhaps we can meet on 10 July.

All the Best,

     ADC

At 12:20pm on May 21, 2011, A D Cruize said…
Happy birthday, Ms. Alpin.
 
 
 

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