Steampunk Tribune | August 7, 2012
Dieselpunks.org | July 3, 2012
Lots of things about Diesel City have seen said and written on these latest weeks, in lots of places, by lots of people. Sure enough, most of them were nice things, making me feel so very proud.
One voice was missing, though, the voice of someone who definitely has something to say about Diesel City. Someone I’m so happy and honored to have the name of bound up with the whole Diesel City project. Someone, though, who was never to give himself the credit for all his hard, wonderful work, would Larry and Johnny hadn’t make his voice heard through their great Diesel Powered Podcast http://dieselpoweredpodcast.wordpress.com/
That someone is no other that our host Tome Wilson and I’m sure you’ll be as thrilled as I was to hear him talk live about his great role in Diesel City: http://bigdaddycoolshows.podomatic.com/
Tome is the voice of Diesel City, the American voice of Diesel City at least and, in more than just one way, Diesel City sure wouldn’t “sound” the way it does without Tome’s literary talent and dedication to the project. By no mean, Tome ever made any servile translation of the original French text. That wouldn’t be doing justice to him, either, to say that he just adaptated it to the American audience and culture. Tome brought to the book his own sensitivity, his extensive, intelligent grasp of the entire Dieselpunk culture (the footnotes of the book are, among other things, an anthology of the noir cinema thank to Tome), his great sense of humor, his knack at writing in the Raymond Chandler’s style (he who has not read a noir story by Tome hasn’t read a noir story at all) and, well… all the amazing, generous personality he puts in everything he does and warmly greats everyone with.