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"Clockwork Courtesan" cover reveal!

I have a thing for gorgeous covers, so this creation by the talented Erin Lark just took my breath away. May I present to you my first foray into dystopian steampunk romance and erotica, Clockwork Courtesan:…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on April 11, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice Awards

It's been a hectic pace this year, and I thought it might slow down a bit after the release of Simpletons. But, no! That was only the beginning!

We're in the running for the Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on April 7, 2014 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Interview with Jack Conner

Today I am pleased to share my own little corner of the web with Jack Conner, author of Nightmare City and a fellow participant in this month's Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza.

So, Jack... 

Is there something you never leave…

Added by Wendy L. Callahan on April 2, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Steampunk for Simpletons is here!

This post will be short and sweet, because I'm entertaining a spring cold that has decided to take up residence in my body. (Unwelcome guests are the worst, aren't they?)

So, without further ado, may I present to you Steampunk for Simpletons:…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 28, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Of Odds & Ends & Book Bloggers

First, I would like to give a steamy thank you to my readers. It was such a wonderful surprise to find a silver star next to The Chronos Clock on OmniLit/All Romance, which marks it as a bestseller in the fantasy/sci-fi category.

So thank you, gracias, merci.

The sequel, The Daemon Device, is…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 14, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

Interwebs Posting Manners - Pretty is as Pretty Does

... About putting things on the interwebs....think, dear friends, before you touch that keyboard. Then stop and think again, before you hit that "send" icon.  I say this in all seriousness, because  as many celebrities have learned to their detriment, your words can come back to haunt you even decades…


Added by Miss Cherries Jubilee on March 6, 2014 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments

A Writer's Meditation Rituals

Writers love what they do. For many of us - certainly me! - it's a compulsion to get the people, places, and plots out of our head, and onto the page in a way that makes people smile or laugh or cry.

But, sometimes, we have a tendency to get a little too stuck in our heads. Or perhaps we are dealing with any of the myriad stresses of writing: creating in all its various forms, querying, editing, impending release date, and so much…

Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Steampunk for Simpletons Cover Reveal!

What an exciting moment this is - I have the cover for Steampunk for Simpletons! Of course, if you're already keeping up with Simpletons via Facebook and Twitter, you've seen it. But if you aren't,  here it is:…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on February 28, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Steampunk for Simpletons - Kickstarter's Final Hours

Ooh, that title sounds grim. But there you have it - the Steampunk for Simpletons Kickstarter is, indeed, in its final hours.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the pledges and the positive feedback we received on the proof version of the book! Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal and our first stretch goal. Now we're groping (ooh la la!) for that next stretch goal, which will allow…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on February 18, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Festival of Hearts

One of the things we love to do in my RP group are Themed Events! 

Right now we are having a February themed RP called the Festival of Hearts.…


Added by Caitlin Cockfoster on February 3, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

This Year's Con Schedule

After a very busy January, my thoughts turn to events for the rest of 2014. Where am I going and what am I doing? Well, thus far there are 3 conventions I plan to attend. I hope to add more to this schedule.


April 25-27 - Steampunk Empire Symposium - In addition to simply, well, being there, Travis and I will also host an episode of Sounds…


Added by Wendy L. Callahan on February 2, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

New costume in the works

Working on a Renaissance Steampunk (I've also heard clockpunk thrown around regarding Renaissance era) costume with a Doctor Who theme. For this, I'm not trying to do an incarnation of any of the doctors, but my own renegade Time Lord. At the moment, my biggest issue is just figuring out how to adequately combine renaissance and steampunk without going too heavy one way or the other. I -have- a Tudor style undergarment pattern, so my thoughts are to make the shift and corset with possibly a…


Added by Ada Elizabeth Cook on January 4, 2014 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

A Steampunk Store in Colorado!

(My Dad Showing Some Steam Fashions in VJA)…

Added by Victorian Rose on December 11, 2013 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The Dead Flowers Case by Mando Productions and artist Stéphane Halleux....a Kick-Starter project...Ongoing

[Bonsoir ! Steam-punk members...[An Update...please pardon…


Added by mlle.deedee Bourget-gauzot on December 6, 2013 at 8:26pm — 12 Comments

CONCORDIUM publishes my fiction short, SEADRAGON

The new issue of CONCORDIUM is out. Phineas J. Foxx has done a magnificent job putting it together. It's got a little of everything that will tantalize and titillate Steampunkers everywhere. Plus CONCORDIUM has honored me by publishing my fiction short story, SEADRAGON. Aside from that, the entire publication is a great read and you can download it for free at You can't miss, a… Continue

Added by Antonio Garcia Hevia on December 1, 2013 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

Pounds, Shillings, and Pence: The Socio-economics of Steampunk

Most people over 50 know, and many readers of Steampunk (or Agatha Christie) have learned from a dictionary, that in the glory days of Steam and Empire, the pound was divided into 20 shillings, and the shilling into 12 pence, for 240 pence to the pound. But what did people actually have in their pockets? What was it worth? How much of it did they need? Knowing the answers to these questions, even in general terms, helps to establish both the accuracy of historical (and alt-historical) fiction,… Continue

Added by Steam Bob on November 18, 2013 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

A Victorian Age true story

While not precisely Steampunk, PROFESSOR ROENTGEN'S MYSTERIOUS RAY is a 60 graphic novel chronicling Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen's discovery of the X-Ray in 1895. Beautifully illustrated, casebound hardcover and aimed at young readers, this tome is also educational. Written by me, Anthony Garcia. Please check it out at… Continue

Added by Antonio Garcia Hevia on November 5, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments


It's a little tardy, but the newest chapter of GOLDEN SUN, the Steampunk Jungle Adventure is now on


Added by Antonio Garcia Hevia on October 29, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Finding Freedom *Prolog*

Finding Freedom


London, England, White Chapel District


The lingering night seems to hold the sunrise at bay over the slumbering city of London. Fog shrouds the city in a wet cloak, seeming to stifle the life in the once-bustling metropolis. It swirls through the streets as if it were alive, curling down each and every ally, seeping along the ground, pooling near doors, sliding through open windows like a thief in the night. The smell of the Thames, of…


Added by G.A. Jack Hammerquist on July 28, 2013 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

Steampunk Answering Machine?

Picture this scenario:

Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell collaborating in creating the first functional answering machine some 80 years before it became commercially successful.

Both the telephone and the phonograph were invented within a year of each other (1876-1877), so the basic technology was established in the Victorian age, which we all crave. Edison later on even suggested that his phonograph could be used as an answering machine. However, back then there was no…


Added by Peter Thayne Savee on June 26, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

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