Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If it's Tuesday, it must be steampunk day...

First I showed you the book cover, then I showed you a map of where the book's action takes place, and now I am providing an excerpt from the book itself! The book is Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard, and we have multiple copies to give away. The deadline for entering the contest is this Friday at 5 pm (Eastern Standard/Daylight/whatever Time), and you can enter by posting a comment either on the Steampunk Librarian or on the Steampunk Empire, depending on your views on libraries and empires.

(If all goes well, the drawing will be filmed Friday evening, much like I threatened hinted at the last time we had a giveaway, and perhaps your name will be among those announced by a disgruntled steampunk puppet. How can you resist?)

Read the excerpt here. Many thanks to Max at Doubleday! (Copyright © 2010 by Jonathan L. Howard. Reprinted with permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.)

In other steampunky news...if you liked the shadow art of The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, you may also like the short and lively Flash game called Little Wheel, in which a robot must restart its city.

Continuing yesterday's ideas on alternate historical fiction, Richard Harland writes about how steampunk fits into the mix. Meanwhile, Charlie Jane Anders points out that steampunk and zombies go together like peanut butter and chocolate, especially when you add time travel as a bonding agent. (Er, or something like that, anyway.)

Imagine a steampunky Inspector Gadget...or rather, here, it's been imagined for you!

As pointed out by Charon (the most dangerous beauty alive), steampunk-themed tattoos are increasing in number and in detail.

Many thanks to Tim for pointing out that Tesla is one of the contenders in the Great Wikipedia Edit Wars.  Of course he is; after all, he mastered the Glorious, Impossible Plan (tm Warren Ellis).

Thanks to everyone for sending in links and contributing to the comments. Good luck to those of you hoping to win a free book on Friday!

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