created by The Steamed Glass Studio
One thing that draws me to the steampunk genre is the do-it-yourself steampunk creations. Steampunk provides such a great theme for crafters and artists.
I'm amazed at the brass, metals, and bits-n-pieces of gadgets mashup that come together for a fantastical piece. I love the clash of metal, glass and earth in the piece above.
Book just out:
by Nick Valentino
released: November 9, 2009
Description from author site:
Amidst of a twenty year war, weapons designer Thomas Riley is thrust onto the front lines when a risky alchemic experiment goes wrong, embedding a foreign soul into his wily assistant Cynthia Basset.
Thomas and Cynthia are forced to join with murderous sky pirates in a deadly race to capture the only man that can undo the botched alchemy, their enemy counterpart weapons maker.
*check out a Nick's guest blog post at Revenge of the Book Nerds!
Excerpt from guest post:
The setting: Victorian times (mostly in London or in this case Europe).
The culture: Inventions, science and alchemy dominate the popular culture of the day.
The style: Corsets, vests, overcoats, wire framed spectacles, bowler hats, goggles and gloves.
The twist: The world has experienced a huge boom in technology based on steam, clockwork mechanics and alchemy.