heroes and brides and games

Posted by 7th June 2011

Giveaway update: All the books have been sent out to the contest winners, with the exception of The Falling Machine (Barry, send me your mailing address and it'll be on the way).

  

Dr. Grymm (of Dr. Grymm's Laboratories) has a lovely page detailing upcoming steampunk-themed publications. Beautiful books about fun things! What's not to like?

  

Many thanks to Julie for sending in the news that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel is to be published for the first time. I wonder what Doyle would think.

  

Many thanks also to Bunny, who alerted me to Modern Mechanic's "how to make artificial lightning" instructions from 1937. (Do not try this at home.)

  

Superheroes and steampunk seem to go well together, so it makes sense that City of Heroes would put out a "steampunk pack" with all sorts of bells and goggles for the discerning gamer. Incidentally, if you are interested in games and whatnot, the theme for Origins this year is Victoriana, and it is possible we will be in attendance!

 

 And finally, if you are not reading Multiculturalism for Steampunk…well, why aren't you? It's fantastic, and one of the recent posts examines 19th century wedding dresses from around the world, which are anything but white and/or boring!

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