Friday, February 10, 2012


STEAMPUNK-BOOK-promo by broken toys
STEAMPUNK-BOOK-promo, a photo by broken toys on Flickr.

I am invited to be a part of another anthology ...

A Complete Guide to Victorian Techno-Fetishism
compiled by Vienna Von Schwarz

Scheduled to release August 2012

"Steampunk" explores this fascinating counterculture, transporting the reader
on an eclectic odyssey into a weird and wonderful world of dirigibles,
vaudeville and steam-powered ray guns. It celebrates the lives of steampunk’s
heroes and villains who are as diverse as they are pioneering. Isambard
Kingdom Brunel, Ada Lovelace, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Aleister Crowley
sit alongside body snatchers Burke and Hare and fashionistas Lady Gaga and
Alexander Mcqueen, creating a spellbinding mix of science fiction, Victorian
fact and contemporary kookiness.

contents -
Introduction: The story of steam, Why steampunk?
The Steampunk Code:
Chivalry vs. ‘Chavlry’.
Protosteampunks to include Leonardo Da Vinci, Al Jazari and Heron of Alexandria.
Inventors, Engineers and Industrialists: to include Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell and Ada Lovelace.
Explorers and Aviators: to include Count von Zeppelin, Jean-
Pierre Blanchard and Anna Mitchell-Hedges.
Authors: including H.G. Wells,
Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Artists: to include Richard Dadd,
William Morris, Doctor Evermore and Jake Von Slatt.
Fashionistas: including
Jean-Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen.
Steampunk Food: to include
Herr Steinbeck and Heston Blumenthal.
Steampunk Villains: including Aleister Crowley and Giovanni Aldini.
The Sound of Steampunk: to include Abney Park and Unextraordinary Gentlemen.
Steampunk at the Movies: including Studio Ghibli and Terry Gilliam.
(Subject to change.)

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