Steampunk Tribune | May 12, 2013
The legendary laboratory where the Steampunk’s RL icon did his amazing and under-appreciated experiments, Wardenclyffe, has been purchased for a bit under one million dollars, and will become the Tesla Science Center! Quite heartening to know this amazing property which houses the Legend’s unfinished masterpiece will be restored to its original glory – but enough of my prattling about it (as I’ll go on for much too long)… the links for the stories can be found below –
The Tesla Science Center release:
CNN Science International:
The Wall Street Journal:
The Huffington Post:
The Steampunk Home | August 19, 2011
Have you seen this Chelsea loft?
Zeppelins are the overarching inspiration — including a wrecked one on the way to the bedroom.
It could be yours for just $1.75M! Here’s the listing, with more pictures. (There’s an open house this Sunday, if you live in the area.) More pictures at the Wall Street Journal.
Thanks to Diana Peterfreund (who writes *killer* unicorn stories) for pointing this out.
Steampunk Tribune | August 16, 2011
One of the major media sources that regularly provides positive feedback on Steampunk happens to be the Wall Street Journal. Not sure why, but as I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so to speak, I was intrigued when I saw this small bit online regarding the sale of a Steampunk house in Chelsea. Though the asking price is a bit impressive, the abode is impressive as well!
To see the original article (which is essentially the same video piece), please turn to:
The Steampunk Librarian | May 10, 2011
It's Day 2 of Giveaway Week, and today we're featuring Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt. In a happy coincidence, Hunt's book was mentioned yesterday in a Wall Street Journal article about steampunk literature!
The Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt (Tor Books)
In Middlesteel, the river takes everything. And it takes in everything as it flows, sensing people running in the shadows, political forces massing just out of sight, and magic and steam working alongside each other.
Middlesteel is the capital of Stephen Hunt's Kingdom of the Jackals, and The Rise of the Iron Moonis the third book to take place in his Jackelian world. The series is now up to six books (released in the UK first before making their way over to the US) and, while not a linear series, has many recurring characters and plotlines in each volume.
First off, I admit that I hadn't read the previous books in the series before opening The Rise of the Iron Moon, and so felt as if I hit the ground running at a high speed. I'm told this is a trademark of all the books in the series, however — the action comes fast and furious and with many tangents sparking off in different directions. It's a wild ride and one that immerses you at once in the world of the Jackals, the Quatershifts, and other nations that may extend beyond what anyone imagines. In Hunt's books, robotic technology and magic exist side by side; steam-powered machinery is driven by people with powerful visions, while politicians use any advantage they can find to advance their causes. There's something in The Rise of the Iron Moonfor everyone — especially for those of a steampunk bent.
Steampunk Tribune | May 9, 2011
As I am wont to do, I was reading my news when I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal which made my jaw drop! I flipped over to an article titled “Why Steampunk’s Time Has Come”
, and even though it covers a pair of Steampunk books (The Company Man
, and The Rise of the Iron Moon
), it provides a positive review of the genre. Its gratifying to see a major news source provide an even handed review of Steampunk, without an attempt at “snarky-ness” *cough* NPR *cough*. To flip over, and read what is perhaps Steampunk’s widest coverage, please turn to the article (free for the next few days)!
Steampunk Tribune | April 6, 2011
Mr. B – Dazzling the masses in concert!
I tend to flutter about with my news sources from various sides of the spectrum, so when I popped into the Wall Street Journal for a “entertaining” dose of economic theory, I was quite surprised to read about the emergence of “Chap-Hop”, through a comparative article between the “rap” East and West coasts, as applied to the Steampunk musical genre… and to the good-nature rivalry between the much beloved gentlemen of Chap-Hop – Mr. B and Professor Elemental!
Professor Elemental in WSJ stipple –
quite an honor to be so portrayed!
It was quite refreshing to read about as aspect of Steampunk which was not of a “smarmy” attitude (as opposed to numerous other sources of media snootiness). The author of the piece provided a good journalistic review of the development of “Chap-Hop”, and an positive and entertaining view of the genre – most certainly a welcome development. Enough said – do take a moment to read the article, located at : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703716904576133674200088328.html