Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SteamBoyz: France

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To: Crew and Passengers of Tiny Bubble
From: J. D'amond, Society Field Agent, France

Update on the Cycle Boyz: The Tour de France is at Stage 9 in the Alps, Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

vvb's side note: i've been watching this on the versus channel which has this nifty icon. The gear in the middle revolves round-n-round which makes it look steampunky (to me).

Are you tuning into the cycling tour coverage?


btw: if you haven't already, check out the Belgium-Quebec-France 2003 animated film, The Triplets of Belleville. There is an interesting cycle powered contraption with a bit of a steampunk feel to it.

Description from imdb:
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.


I found these French authors who wrote some steampunk-related stories from The Internet Review of Science Fiction. When I looked them up on the amazon a lot of these books were out of print and in French. However, I liked the cool covers so I'm posting them here for you to see.

by David Calvo

Fabrice Colin

La cité entre les mondes
by Francis Valéry

La lune seule le sait
Johan Heliot


* image source 2010 Tour de France map

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