A Steampunk History of a World at War

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Leslie Orton posted a status

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - 17 hours 51 min ago
Leslie Orton posted a status
"New Fad of Being “Locked In” Captures London Thrill-Seekers--Find Out More In The Next Edition of The Aether Chronicle!"
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Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - August 30, 2014 - 10:40pm
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Aidana WillowRaven posted a blog post

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - August 30, 2014 - 9:33pm
Aidana WillowRaven posted a blog post
'Terra Rising: By Right of Arms' ~ cover art & designThe above logo, created for the science fiction book series, TERRA RISING, I know, wasn't what JT had in his head. Luckily, he loved my interpretation of his concept (subdued silver, like a military badge, a starburst with an infinity symbol on top, with a sword thrust up through the starburst). I think he had more of a military patch in mind. Thinking that didn't follow the theme well enough, I extrapolated, lol.I studied several Marine badges from different countries and somehow this popped into my head ... looking  NOTHING like the badges I was looking at, lol. I've never claimed to know how my brain works, so don't ask. The Confederated Nations of Terra receive a shocking distress signal from out of system. Captain Aaron Richardson and the crew of the TNS Intrepid are horrified at what they find after responding to the distress call from Earth’s closest celestial neighbor, Alpha Centauri. What they discover launches them into a new universe of political and military intrigue. Using ancient legends, they forge Earth’s position in the Principean Empire and discover the secrets of Earth’s distant past. Thwarted at every turn by pirates, they must fight a race of aliens who are intent on killing all humans and destroying the Earth. Unable to do it alone, they must seek assistance of new allies to save their home.BRoA is actually a second edition. If you happen to have the first version, make sure to get this version, too. If I understand it right, editing and revisions were made to the text, making it a cleaner, more enjoyable reading experience. Besides ... Who wouldn't want the new cover ;PI'll be sure to keep y'all updated as to when the 'revailing' will be :D Keep an eye on the BRoA page on my website for links and such. By Right of ArmsOnto wrapping up the next book :DUntil next time ...Aidana WillowRavenhttp://WillowRaven.weebly.comThis post edited by Grammarly*: Three errors were remedied.*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven, but posted as provided by author/publisher. See More
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Boss Larry’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Dieselpunk - August 30, 2014 - 8:36pm
Unless you’ve been living in a cave over the last few months, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge where someone challenges individuals to contribute money to find a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or to have ice water dumped on them. There is a Diesel Era connection to this since Lou Gehrig, one of the great baseball players in history, retired from baseball in 1941 due to this disease, which was later named after him.

I was recently challenged Big Daddy Cool Johnny Dellarocca, my friend and co-host of the Diesel Powered Podcast, to take the challenge.

There are two ways you can help to find a cure without getting ice water poured on you. One way is to give the ALS Association. Another is to write your Congressional representative and demand that funding be restored to the National Institute of Health.

Oh and concerning the challenge by Big Daddy Cool. Well, you just need to watch the video for yourself.
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Power Plays and Indian Steampunk in Eric Brown’s Jani and the Greater Game

Beyond Victoriana - August 29, 2014 - 3:41pm

Janisha Chatterjee is a woman tangled up in layered identities. She lives during the heyday of British imperial rule, which is powered by mysterious technology known as Annapurnite. The privileged daughter of an Indian government official, Jani is an accomplished citizen of Empire—modern, secular, and studying medicine at Cambridge. She feels increasingly at odds, however, with the world around her: not fully fitting in as a mixed-race woman on the streets of London or in the market squares of Delhi. She also has growing reservations about the Raj, despite her father’s accomplishments as Minister of Security.

When her father falls gravely ill, she takes the first dirigible back east. The Rudyard Kipling’s journey, unfortunately, is cut short by a Russian attack that kills nearly everyone on board. One of the few survivors amongst the wreckage, Jani discovers that the airship had been transporting a most unusual prisoner. This stranger bestows a dangerous gift to Jani that reveals the British Empire’s source of military might…. and a dire warning about a threat which endangers the entire world.

Read the review on Tor.com

Filed under: Beyond Victoriana Odds and Ends, Review Tagged: Book review, cross-post, Eric Brown, india, tor.com
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