Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether!

| 17th June 2012

While doing my research, I came across a webcomic highlighted on I09, titled “Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether”.  Needless to say, its Steampunk stylings caught my attention, so I began reading… Swashbuckling atop a Zeppelin?- Yes! Clockwork automatons? – Yes! Pirates in Skyships? – Yes! Classic inplacable nemsis hunting our heroine? – […]

yesterday’s future today

| 10th April 2012

Congratulations to the VanderMeers – The Steampunk Bible has been nominated for a Hugo Award!     Rollicking Tales is looking for stories of all kinds – steampunk, western, fantastic adventures, and the like.     Need a quick vintage look to a modern photograph? Pixlr-o-Matic is free and wonderful! (Non-vintage effects are also included.) […]

Etching Tins with Salt Water and Electricity – Compliment to The Steampunk Bible Article

| 13th August 2011

The Steampunk Bible contains an article I wrote on etching small candy tins with salt water and electricity. There was limited space in the book so we've provided this expanded compliment article to help you should you be interested in trying this project, enjoy!   read more

The Steampunk Bible makes USA Today!

| 16th June 2011

The Steampunk Bible, which is, well, the Bible of Steampunk was featured in USA Today.. (earlier today).  Quite unexpected, but perhaps it is one more sign that Steampunk naysayers and defeatists are on the wrong end of emergent opinion.  Bit of a short article, but its a wildly read paper, so its simply one more means […]

The Steampunk Bible!

| 3rd May 2011

Folks! The Steampunk Bible, edited by Jeff Vandermeer (who edited both Steampunk anthologies from Tachyon Publishing) and S.J. Chambers, is now out! Here is the blurb: Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk […]

Now Available – “The Steampunk Bible” by Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers.

| 2nd May 2011

The Steampunk Bible  – “An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature”, published by Abrams Books, is now available on Amazon. It is described by Abrams Books as: “The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules […]

The Steampunk Bible is out!

| 28th April 2011

Via Facebook feed, I learned the Steampunk Bible is currently on the shelves in many a fine bookstore, just waiting to be purchased!  The official title, “The Steampunk Bible, an Illustrated Guide to the Worlds of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature“, by Mr. Jeff VanderMeer and Miss SJ Chambers, […]

The Steampunk Bible

| 26th April 2011

The Steampunk Bible is out! I helped connect Jeff and S.J. with people doing cool things in the movement and I wrote what I hope is the definitive candy tin etching how-to for this book. Our fashion editor Libby Bulloff also contirbuted articles and LOTS of shiny photography, including the best photo ever take of […]

Steampunk Fortnight on

| 23rd October 2010

My apologies for being a bit late with this for Steampunk Fortnight at Tor Books has already begun! Last year at around this time, was deep in the throes of Steampunk Month, our first attempt to focus on a specific topic for a short period of time and see what we could say about […]

Quick Links: Steampunk Fortnight @

| 21st October 2010

Sci-fi and fantasy blog is taking another stab at Steampunk after their fantastic Steampunk Month series last year, which you might want to check out! There’s not much up yet, but the fabulous Ay-Leen the Peacemaker has a beautiful essay on the Ao Dai, which made my inner costume nerd giddy with joy, and […]