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Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak

Dieselpunk - May 22, 2016 - 11:43pm
New dieselpunk fiction. Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak.


According to Amazon.com,

“For more than sixteen hundred years, Nick Medea has followed and guarded the Gate that keeps the mortal realm and that of Feirie separate, seeking in vain absolution for the fatal errors he made when he slew the dragon. All that while, he has tried and failed to keep the woman he loves from dying over and over.

Yet in the fifty years since the Night the Dragon Breathed over the city of Chicago, the Gate has not only remained fixed, but open to the trespasses of the Wyld, the darkest of the Feiriefolk. Not only does that mean an evil resurrected from Nick’s own past, but the reincarnation of his lost Cleolinda, a reincarnation destined once more to die.

Nick must turn inward to that which he distrusts the most: the Dragon, the beast he slew when he was still only Saint George. He must turn to the monster residing in him, now a part of him...but ever seeking escape.

The gang war brewing between Prohibition bootleggers may be the least of his concerns. If Nick cannot prevent an old evil from opening the way between realms...then not only might Chicago face a fate worse than the Great Fire, but so will the rest of the mortal realm.”
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Cirque du Soleil: Paramour

Dieselpunk - May 11, 2016 - 11:03pm
(Do to circumstances beyond my control, this will be an abbreviated blog post. I plan to return to my regular postings next time.- Larry)

Cirque du Soleil has gone dieselpunk with its new production on Broadway: Paramour.



According to the official Cirque du Soleil web site:

LOVE IN TECHNICOLOR
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it’s finally coming to Broadway with its boldest, most heart-soaring spectacle ever. PARAMOUR spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, PARAMOUR is a groundbreaking new event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
To learn more about this play, visit broadway.com.

 

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Heather McCorkle posted a status

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 24, 2016 - 3:21am
Heather McCorkle posted a status
"Boneshaker was good, but, now I'm looking for a great adult steampunk novel."
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Dirty Thirties In the News

Dieselpunk - April 23, 2016 - 7:00am
I’ve always been a Dirty Thirties kind of Dieselpunk. The 1930s saw the horrors of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the rise of Fascism and the start of World War 2. Yet, it also saw the eternal optimism of the human spirit with the New Deal, world changing inventions (such as the jet engine and FM radio) and the Golden Age of Radio and Motion Pictures.

Recently there have been a rash of online items related to the Dirty Thirties. All three article linked here relates to dieselpunk in they all tie that era in with today.

The Battle Hymn of The Great Depression’ by Rosa Inocencia Smith (The Atlantic)


This article explains the title to John Steinbeck's novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and shows how this classic of American fiction ties into today’s US Presidential election.

The Case for a New WPA’ by Alana Semuels (The Atlantic)


This commentary explores the Works Projects Administration of the New Deal and the writer makes a compelling argument for a similar national program for the 21st century.

The World-Wide Elimination of Polio (Popular Science)


Polio was one of the great scourges of the Diesel Era. The disease’s most famous victim being President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This article in Popular Science explores the exciting advances in the fight against polio and how the dramatic drop in the number of cases indicate a high likelihood of its world-wide eradication by the end of 2016.  
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Buzzy darden is now a member of S.W.A.G

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 16, 2016 - 1:38am
Buzzy darden is now a member of S.W.A.G
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