Tag Archives: steampunk

Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

This book is a cross between a Victorian Era romance in tone and steampunk in world. It is delightful, and I regret waiting so long to read it after I purchased a box set of the first four books on … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.203: Automata

If the whale whetted your appetite, here is a more complex wooden automaton that you can see take shape before your eyes. Pay attention to how the pieces are seated to hold each other in without nails or glue. It’s … Continue reading

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The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales edited by Crysta K. Coburn

I rarely review anthologies because not all the stories work for me in most. I was pleasantly surprised to find something to like in all these stories, even the more horrific I usually shy away from. A lot of what … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.198: The Speed of Creativity

A quick video from author Laurel Anne Hill that rings true as I continue to chip away at Apprentice. I thought it might resonate with many of you as well, whether with fiction or other creative projects. If the message … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.193: Steampunk Glasswork

Follow my smiles for a bit, and you might figure out I find blown and shaped glass fascinating. Similarly, I love gears, mechanics, and steam-powered technology. While this video does not show the crafting of the steam engine, the glasswork … Continue reading

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