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Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate May 25. 12 Replies

With my ' SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE GUNMAN ' about to drop off the front page a crisis of faith approaches .Sherlock is a late Victorian/ Edwardian gentleman . Does the period alone make him of…Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Gunman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blimprider Sep 6. 72 Replies

An on-going Sherlock Holmes story ? I'll start it off .Feel free to join in .Astute ' Sherlockians ' will note that this story is set in the ' great hiatus '  following Sherlock Holmes supposed…Continue

Oscar Wilde's Birthday .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Nov 25, 2013. 6 Replies

OSCAR Fingal O'Flahertie Wills WILDE was born on this day in 1854 .Continue

Zack ( the Zombie dude )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jan 7, 2013. 30 Replies

The green one seems to have disappeared . If anyone sights him please remind him that he is much missed by a wide and sorrowing circle of friends .BRING BACK THE ZOMBIE !Continue

 

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Introduction
Mad , bald and dangerous to know . Long term interest in late Victorian period - in particular the 1890s literary scene . Perhaps , considering my demographic , more neo- victorian than Steampunk , but enjoy dressing the part etc. Visits to nearby Ballarat include stays at the gold rush era 'Craigs' , site of a visit by the crew of the Civil War raider ' Shenandoah' c. 1865 . HEALTH WARNING - THE PROFESSOR IS A SCEPTIC WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR AND ANY CONTRIBUTION HE MAY MAKE TO FORUMS SHOULD BE IGNORED ! The title ' Professor ' was granted ( 1908 ) by Prince Hapnick of Carpania - as recorded in the Blake Edwards documentary ' The Great Race ' 1965.

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At 9:49pm on September 10, 2014, Kyth Fish said…

I think I've degenerated from bookseller to haunter of used book shops and gifter of books. Somewhere along the way I got tired of recommending things and knowing the listener either couldn't afford to buy a copy or wouldn't be able to track it down. Additionally lending things out gets tiresome and can spoil friendships. So now I just buy up used copies and give them out when I suggest reading material.

This is inferior to actually being a bookseller for 2 reasons. First of all I'm too far out of loop to keep up with my favorite publishing houses. The second is that I miss having a steady stream of people asking for my opinion on books.

Really I think your situation of being a sometimes bookseller/shop watcher/expert in antiquarian books is ideal. If I could survive the holiday season with part time work on top of my full time job I would be asking around at all my favorite bookshops and libraries.

At 1:21pm on September 9, 2014, Kyth Fish said…

I must thank you. The conversation I had with you and Robert the other day spurned my imagination and finally got me on the right track for identifying my mystery flower. I now know generally that it's a wild form of forget-me-not.

At 6:37pm on September 7, 2014, Lady Melanie Moonwanderer said…

Good sir, anyone who appreciates Seven Samurai and recognizes the folly of the front page as an exercise in commercial aptitude has both my esteem and my friendship.

At 9:39pm on August 13, 2014, Suzanne Dome, Author said…

Greetings from an equally dangerous cat...and my gratitude for reading and leaving feedback!

At 9:53am on July 21, 2014, Christophe Raven-Black, Esq. said…

Thank you professor for the fine birthday greeting… I am in the process of moving to the Denver CO area, from Utah, and haven’t been on the site much lately so it is nice to see such a nice greeting when I logged on today… Thank you!

At 12:44pm on July 15, 2014, Dr Whom said…

It tolls not for thee.

At 4:09pm on July 12, 2014, Di Cooper said…

Thank you very much Prof. Sebastian Fate and for the welcome suggestion.

 

At 8:17pm on July 9, 2014, Thessalonica Jones said…

Oh, professor it has been so long, do wish me to return?

At 5:18pm on July 6, 2014, Mark Lingane said…

As you are in Victoria (n times?), best and cheapest is via my website: mark-mywords.co. I have a "buy books direct" link.

Otherwise, if you are visiting the Brisbane Supanova in Novemeber I shall be there selling books and shouting at teenagers.

//m 

At 4:51am on July 3, 2014, DTH said…

Dear Prof Fate,

Thank you for noticing the anniversary of my creation, I am honoured that you have taken the time to offer your birthday wishes.

Another day older and closer to the enlightenment. 

Your most humble servant

Douglas

 
 
 

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