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Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blimprider 4 hours ago. 20 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 Prof. Sebastian Fate on Friday. 76 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
IF ONE TELLS THE TRUTH , ONE IS SURE , SOONER OR LATER , TO BE FOUND OUT .

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 !

Increasing age and infirmity may also be cited to excuse the more extreme aspects of his behavior . 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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Blimprider replied to Prof. Sebastian Fate's discussion Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?
"I, too, am sorry, Professor.  I'll attempt to bestir myself in your support.  I have so many irons in the fire right now, and this one tends to get neglected.  Shame on me, as Sherlock and Wyatt are two of my favorite…"
4 hours ago
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to Prof. Sebastian Fate's discussion Writing under the influence . in the group Scribblers' Den
"The Professor Challenger and Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; the books of H Rider Haggard; the fantasy romances of Edgar Rice Boroughs, the works of Jules Verne, the fantasy stuff of Lord Dunsany, 1930s to 1950s pulp magazines,…"
8 hours ago
Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart replied to Prof. Sebastian Fate's discussion Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?
"Oh, I'm so sorry Prof. Was I being a bit thick? What name is the book written under? Have you done a post on Facebook? I suppose I'm saying what you already know and do. I couldn't get myself around to publishing so a blog was…"
9 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart's discussion On Being Splendid
" Splendid is as splendid does ! "
9 hours ago
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Prof. Sebastian Fate liked Zebulon Vitruvius Pike's blog post Steampunk Weekend at Old West Fest
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Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
" Don't startle the Balrog . "
19 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
" ' Tremaine or the Man of Refinement '  anon. ( Robert Ward ) 3 vols. Henry Colburn 1825 First of the ' Silver Fork ' novels ."
19 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
" Stretched ? "
19 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Lady Bess Eccentric's discussion Last Poster Wins
" Experience is a question of instinct about life . Oscar Wilde , in conversation . "
21 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
" Teach you not to mix your drinks ... "
21 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate commented on Taphophilia Catafalque's group The League of Eccentricity
" I used to do that but the taste of radiators eventually palled ! "
21 hours ago
Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Prof. Sebastian Fate's discussion Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?
"Thank you , Alexandra . You hit the nail on the head . I guess this discussion was posted as a tongue in cheek ( and quite shameless ) plug for my ' Sherlock Holmes and the Gunman ' which was in the process of dying a slow and agonizing…"
21 hours ago
Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart replied to Prof. Sebastian Fate's discussion Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?
"There is a lot of confusion/discussion/debate over what steampunk is, so it could be hard to classify Sherlock Holmes. My personal view is that he isn't - as a character - steampunk. He was written within a timeframe, rather than out of time,…"
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" Under the table ? "
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At 11:15am on October 14, 2014, Erin Fink-Nottle said…

thank you :)

At 7:15am on October 12, 2014, Lady Estelle T. Barada said…

It is my pleasure, dear Sir.  I have enjoyed my visit to the Empire, So many interesting participants here. I am honored to be a part of such wonderful adventurers.

At 8:36pm on October 8, 2014, Pearl Ratkovich said…

Thankyou very much!!! I'll be sure to look those up.

At 7:05pm on October 8, 2014, Miss Wonderland Wonders said…
Thank you I will look that up
At 4:02am on October 7, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

At 7:33pm on October 5, 2014, Suzanne Dome, Author said…

Again, thank you for your kindness and support. I often feel like the only one who can pull me out of a slump is myself, and there are always wonderful people shouting encouragement to me, like yourself. >curtsies/p>

At 5:44am on October 1, 2014, Leslie Orton said…
Why thank for you for your Congratulations Professor! Your high opinion is the standard to which I set my newspaper. :)
At 11:14pm on September 24, 2014, James R. Murray said…

*doffs hat* Why thankyou kind sir. 

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.

 
 
 

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