Category Archives: Steampunk

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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John Paul Catton: An Overview

At the mid-point of 2015, and with the first draft of “Voice of the Jewel” finished and clocking in at just under 100,000 words, I thought it was time for a look at where we’re at. The Sword, Mirror, Jewel … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT: One They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, a private compartment of the District line moving … Continue reading

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Image Reveal – The Invention of God

Two awesome illustrations from “The Invention of God”! The story can be found as a stand-alone “e-short”, or in the collection “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” – Volume One. The images below will be displayed for a limited time only! TIME’S … Continue reading

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London 1858 – “The Invention of God”

Excerpt from a Steampunk thriller featured in “The Futurist Manifesto”. They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, … Continue reading

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