Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Civil War began 150 years ago today. Librarian Bill Lucey has a great list of sites and occasions marking the event.

Many thanks to Julie for sending in this story about Enrique Gaspar, whose time traveling story was published seven years before the one by H.G. Wells. Let's have some steampunk tales featuring Gaspar!

Speaking of steampunk tales, Steampunkalooza continues over at the Age of Steam, with many great writers contributing their thoughts. (Many of the books discussed over there will be available for giveaway soon over here. Sir Reginald is cooking something up for the readers.)

Jess Nevins is writing about steampunk for io9, and you should be reading.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is being labeled as "Chinese steampunk." The trailer, while not looking particularly steampunky to me, does look like a whole lot of fun, and I hope to see the entire film!

What would the Victorians think of the modern craze for steampunk? They'd probably try to pull all sorts of grand hoaxes, like Tim Maly's idea for a mysterious buried device.

And finally, one for the gamers: Steamfortress Victory may provide a pleasant diversion!

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