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To Write or Not to Write...

It has been so many years since I have written any fiction, I find myself wondering not only if anyone would like what I have to write but also if I even can anymore. then I wonder if I really care if others like my writing as I doubt I will be published at any time. And so I sit, knowing I should be working on O-Chem or cleaning, or sewing, or reading, and instead I find myself continuing the weeks long inter debate on whether or not I should transpose the story in my head onto paper (or…


Added by Shawn Cameron on July 25, 2014 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

to those who feel

When someone develops cancer, it is treated somewhat aggressively. Drs and nurses attack the cancerous cells with radiation and chemo, the two ninjas of the cancer world. I'm aware there are some other developments in the arena of cancer treatment that may turn out to be more potent and less harmful.

WEll, I know and have known lots of people who needed emotional help.

Why is there no attempt to treat Depression the same way? Not the same treatments, but with the same gusto? People I…


Added by Suzanne Dome, Author on July 22, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

Storm Clouds Gathering

     The e-mail read:

Today we are excited to introduce Kindle Unlimited--a new subscription service for readers in the U.S. and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select.  With Kindle Unlimited, customers will be able to read as many book as they want from a library of over 600,000 titles.  KDP authors and publishers who enroll their books with U.S. rights in KDP Select are automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.  Inclusion in…

Added by Blimprider on July 21, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Five things you didn't know about steampunk

The Huffington Post had an article by Paul Di Filippo entitles “5 Things You Didn't Know About Steampunk” which was of course, reposted on a number of steampunk forums. Before we get into the kerfuffle that resulted, lets' go through that list of five things:

#1 Victorian science fiction isn't steampunk.

#2 The term “steampunk” is a sneering putdown.

#3 I wrote a…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on July 18, 2014 at 9:04pm — 9 Comments

Future European Vacation Pt. 2

After talking with a few people on here and on Welcome to Steampunk. I have come up with a route that pleases me the most. Please tell what you think and what places I should absolutely visit while at these wonderful cities. The trip starts off in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Second stop will be in the wonderful city of Copenhagen, Denmark where some well mannered frivolity will ensue. After my time there I will travel on to Stockholm, Sweden for some wonderful history, drinks and taking in…


Added by Melissa Breckenridge on July 18, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Release day tomorrow!

I know it's not Steampunk, but it's been a big project getting everything ready.

The contract expired on my very first published novella, so when the rights reverted to me, I decided to dip my toes into the self-publishing waters. Got a cover, fixed that damn typo that had bothered me for 7 yrs, and today I finally finished wrestling with different content providers to upload it.

Tomorrow is the official re-release of NOT QUITE DEAD, a paranormal romantic comedy set in…


Added by Sela Carsen on July 17, 2014 at 7:40pm — No Comments

This Post is for the Birds!

This isn't exactly steampunk related, but it's cute, so I'm running with it. A few weeks back, my father, Blimprider, put up a post about some birds that had fallen from a tree that was removed from our yard. They were spotted in several locations around the yard, in the rose bushes, and even in the back of his truck which I believe he posted a picture of. A little…


Added by Lt. Grace "Jigsaw" Gadgety RCE on July 17, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

DJ Panix vs Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, July 14th playlist

DJ Panix vs Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, July 14th playlist…


Added by Sepiachord on July 16, 2014 at 10:57pm — No Comments

The CR&A Roverhome: Description and Basic Diagram

     Once again, a friend of mine has pointed out that there may be some people who might be interested in more information.  Specifically, about our roverhome, and while it does not figure prominently in the story I am currently telling, it is where we spend a good deal of time when we are in the United States.

     I will now present an excerpt from my own notes, as well as a basic diagram of the roverhome's living space.

                           - Our…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on July 16, 2014 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Gas-Lamp Fantasy Author

This will be an irregular blog for me, as my main source of writing on the internet will remain There is also the fact that i am actually not on the internet, and I can only post through having a very good friend who doesn't mind me using his computer and internet connection.

   Anyway, my first humble announcement is that I have recently completed the novel Hoodoo Hobo. It is not a…


Added by Philip Allan Brian Drew on July 16, 2014 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

Birdeatsbaby~ The Bullet Within, out now

Birdeatsbaby~ The Bullet Within, out now

Added by Sepiachord on July 16, 2014 at 6:19am — No Comments

Future European Vacation

I am in need of assistance my fellow SPE staff and members. I have planned a rather extensive trip over to the continent of Europe. In the following passage I will show all the places I plan on visiting. While I have somewhat decided what the last three places are going to be on my list I have yet to decide what are going to be the first five cities I go to are. Here is the full list of the countries and major cities I plan on seeing. Edinburgh Scotland, London England, Barcelona…


Added by Melissa Breckenridge on July 15, 2014 at 9:29pm — 5 Comments

Book Published!
Published my first co-authored book, with J.D. Cumberland...sample chapters here...
Comments, reviews, discussion, questions, criticism...all welcome!

Added by Laurie Christine Tysinger on July 15, 2014 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

Epic-con Dayton, Ohio - Steampunk track October 24,25 &26, 2014

I will be assisting with this con.  What ideas/activities should we organize to attract a Steampunk crowd?  This is billed as a geekfest, with all types of guests and activites.

Lady Puffington Smythe (aka Cricket)

Added by Lady Puffington-Smythe (Cricket) on July 15, 2014 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

Steampunk on Fire in Las Vegas!

This has been the most eventful year for those of us who weather ( and I do mean weather! ) life in the Mojave Desert of Las Vegas. It takes a lot of spunk and, By Jove, commitment to stay in garb in the 110 degree heat of the summer! We pull out our best Jodhpur khakis, Pyth helmets and remain true to Queen and Country. I had the opportunity to create " the Steampunk. Imaginarium" and with the Marvellous help of the Count and Countess Von Blastenbern, their wonderful son Duke Dale Von… Continue

Added by Dr. Phineas T. Kastle on July 14, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Wargames Illustrated- July 2014

Wargames Illustrated- July 2014, the world of pulp gaming…


Added by Sepiachord on July 14, 2014 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week ending July 13th~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week ending July 13th~…


Added by Sepiachord on July 14, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

"Come With Me Now" by Kongos is the Sepiachord Song of the Day:

"Come With Me Now" by Kongos is the Sepiachord Song of the Day:…


Added by Sepiachord on July 14, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Walter Sickert vs American McGee~


Added by Sepiachord on July 13, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #13: The Night Circus Arrives In London!

Read London's First Account of The Night Circus!

Steampunk Midnight Revelers Marvel At The Enchantments!


To Subscribe To The Aether Chronicle Simply "Follow" The Discussion on Leslie Orton's Page With The Latest Edition In It's Title! To Report Any Problems, Concerns,…


Added by Leslie Orton on July 13, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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