Category Archives: Steampunk

Steampunk, Spies and Spiritualists!

This is an excerpt from “The Invention of God”, a Steampunk novelette from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History stories by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales … Continue reading

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A Gothic Steampunk Romance – “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”!

This is an excerpt from “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”, a Steampunk mash-up of Frankenstein, Jane Austen, and the Romantic Poets, published by Excalibur Books. Learn more about the mysterious world of Nova Albion here!  EXCERPT  The Red Branch carriage clattered … Continue reading

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Weird Western Thriller – “A Coffin Full Of Stars”!

EXCERPT: The silence of the hotel room was gradually infiltrated by the buzzing of flies at the window, the wind blowing outside, a door banging open and shut in the distance, and the deep, labored breathing of the man on … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Never Knew About Frankenstein (The Movies)!

Welcome to the second part of our special Frankenstein feature! To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus”, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the creation of this first acknowledged work of the Science Fiction genre, … Continue reading

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Aspects of Steampunk # 2: The Eiffel Tower

Ah, the symbol of Paris, and even France itself! The Eiffel Tower is the most popular human-made monument in the world, with approximately seven million visitors every year (almost 250 million people have visited it since it first opened). It … Continue reading

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Preview: “A Coffin Full Of Stars” – part 2

This is part two of the alternative-history Wild West short story. If you haven’t read part one yet, go here.  All of them jumped up in alarm, their chairs toppling backwards with a crash. Four new figures had entered from … Continue reading

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What Is ‘Steampunk’?

  Welcome to the first of an occasional series, exploring Science Fiction’s various ‘Punk’ sub-genres! NOTE: Many readers object to pigeonholing literature, and reject such labels as ‘Steampunk’ and ‘Dieselpunk’ as pointless and ridiculous. I have no problem with applying … Continue reading

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Moonlight, Murder & Machinery!

A bold reimagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a bizarre Steampunk Regency England!   It is the year 1814 in the nation of Nova Albion, an alternative British Isles powered by a bizarre combination of magic and technology, and … Continue reading

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Et In Arcadia Ego

An excerpt from the Steampunk thriller “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”. The new Covent Garden megalith loomed over the rooftops as Mary’s horse and carriage clattered past. Claire was right – you could see it from New Oxford Street. The Godwin’s … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

Artwork by Deeno Kingston (whose site can be found here). EXCERPT FROM TALES FROM BEYOND TOMORROW, Volume One. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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