Announcement! As our winner of Andrew P. Mayer's The Falling Machine has not stepped up to claim his prize, we're redoing the giveaway....and now we have two copies! One is an Advance Reader Copy, and one is the actual published edition. We'll include everyone who entered the contest on the original post, plus anyone else who wants to be included! Deadline is Friday, July 15th, and Sir Reginald will castigate everyone (and draw the winners) via video soon afterwards. Best of luck to all!
For more book news, check out Books and Things, for Steampunk Week is about to begin over there.
I'm entertained by the slow decrease of "steampunk is so over" articles and the slow increase of "why has steampunk lasted so long?" articles. Not so much a flash in the pan as a low, steady shimmer, it seems.
This weekend marks the opening of the Great American Hall of Wonders at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which celebrates the technological innovations of the 19th century. Go if you can!
If you are not a member of a steampunk league/troop/squadron/gang/whathaveyou, look at all the fun you are missing! This photo, courtesy of Mr. W.B., is from last weekend's League of Cincinnati Steampunks salon.
The League is on Facebook, as are many, many, MANY others. The good man behind the Steampunk Tribune has taken it upon himself to list all of them; here is part 2 of the list. (Part 3, which follows soon after, is a list of airship pages on Facebook. We are legion!)
Quebec is beginning a new era in waste management, one pioneered in Sweden and labeled...steampunk. (Pneumatics and vacumms are involved.)