Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Episode 1 (Pilot): Hieronymous Smythe has lost his wife, and tries to rebuild his shattered heart... from clockwork. But unfortunately he has not considered if you can do something, whether or not you should...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest|
Young ex-slave Gideon Bardsley is a brilliant inventor, but the job is less glamorous than one might think, especially since the assassination attempts started. Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world. Both man and machine are at risk from forces conspiring to keep the Civil War going and the money flowing.
Bardsley has no choice but to ask his patron, former president Abraham Lincoln, for help. Lincoln retired from leading the country after an attempt on his life, but is quite interested in Bardsley’s immense data-processing capacities, confident that if people have the facts, they'll see reason and urge the government to end the war. Lincoln must keep Bardsley safe until he can finish his research, so he calls on his old private security staff to protect Gideon and his data.
Maria “Belle” Boyd was a retired Confederate spy, until she got a life-changing job offer from the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Pinkerton respects her work, despite reservations about her lingering Southern loyalties. But it’s precisely those loyalties that let her go into Confederate territory to figure out who might be targeting Bardsley. Maria is a good detective, but with spies from both camps gunning for her, can even the notorious Belle Boyd hold the greedy warhawks at bay?
About the Author:
CHERIE PRIEST is the author of Four and Twenty Blackbirds; Boneshaker, the first book in the Clockwork Century series; and several other novels. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger|
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?
Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy--won't Mumsy be surprised? Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.
Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a field trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.
In this sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.
The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. A manga adaptation released in Spring 2012 and a young adult series set in the same universe -- the Finishing School series -- launched in Spring 2013. Gail is soon to begin writing a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (2015).
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Mr. Hublot is a short animated film that looks pretty wonderful.
Here is the plot outline en français
Monsieur Hublot vit dans un monde absurde, où se côtoient des personnages rapiécés, recousus, en partie mécanique, véhicules démesurés, un monde où le gigantisme de la mécanique et l'acharnement à la récupération, règnent en maître.
Bourré de tocs, de manies, effrayé par le monde extérieur, reclus sur lui-même, Mr Hublot déteste le changement et les imprévus. Il a d’ailleurs trouvé une parade très efficace à cela : ne jamais sortir de chez lui ! L’arrivée du chien Robot Pet va chambouler ses habitudes, contraint et forcer de faire vie commune avec son nouveau compagnon très envahissant…
You can stay connected with the project through Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Shout out to Steampunk Canada for posting the movie poster this morning.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Lingerie Addict made this wonderful video of the lovely Melanie Talkington of Lace Embrace at her annual Antique Corset Fashion Show at Hycroft Mansion.
I've mentioned Melanie before, and am the proud owner of 2 corsets made by her. After watching this video I feel as though I made need to add another to my collection(?) just how many things does it take to be a collection anyway?
via The Treacle Tart at The Lingerie Addict.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
|Lego Master Builder Academy- Invention Designer|
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
FIVE WEEKS AND COUNTING: The venue, the programming, the shopping, the entertainment – but what makes this event so stellar is the *people*. In steampunk, the audience IS the show – so that means you!
Please send this out to your curious friends, your weird co-workers, your most intriguing crush. Grab your goggles, and we'll see you at the show!