Monday, November 30, 2009

Steampunk Weekly - 9

Steampunk Lightbulb Terrarium
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:

Thomas Riley
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.

I want this book ;-D

*** Steampunk Giveaways ***

Steampunk Jewelry and Sculpture Giveaway
from Steampunk Jewelry Rings
-offer ends December 24, 2009

*my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)

*totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia

Imagination Designs
Images from: Lovelytocu