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His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

HBO’s new adaption of His Dark Materials begins on BBC One on Sunday 3rd November 2019, based on the fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. Dafne Keen stars as the young protagonist Lyra, who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there by her uncle, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars […]

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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for The King’s Man Edwardian-punk spy-fy film. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one young chap must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man (based […]

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War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Loving Vincent) and Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Big Short) lead the cast for the BBC’s War of the Worlds alongside Robert Carlyle (T2:Trainspotting, Once Upon A Time) and Rupert Graves (Swimming with Men, Sherlock) in the first British television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The War of the […]

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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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The Aeronauts (not quite steampunk) (movie trailer).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Aeronauts (not quite steampunk) (movie trailer).

Here’s a film trailer for the flick, The Aeronauts, which – although not directly steampunk – will certainly appeal to those who loves the ascetic. Heck, stick a few steam-driven robots into this film and it could have come direct off the pages of one of Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian novels. Its 1862, and rich aristocratic […]

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The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

What author Simon Webb makes apparent in the introduction to his book, ‘The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk’ is that the Victorian period and steampunk are inextricably linked way beyond Science Fiction. Hardly surprising when you look at his title and the scientific advancement at that time. However, there are examples like ‘Pavane’ (1968) by […]

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Iron Harvest 1920 (steampunk RTS game: new trailer).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Iron Harvest 1920 (steampunk RTS game: new trailer).

Iron Harvest 1920, the steampunk-themed battling real time strategy game, has a new trailer out for it’s upcoming September 2019 release via Steam. If you like the idea of re-fighting World War One with cool steampunked mechs, then crikes, is this ever the game for you.

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Carnival Row (new Amazon Prime steampunk series: mega trailer).

August 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carnival Row (new Amazon Prime steampunk series: mega trailer).

Here’s the mega-trailer for the new Carnival Row steampunk TV series which could have come straight out of one of Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian novels. This is the Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne headliner, set in a Victorian alternative reality where mythological immigrant creatures mingle on the streets of London. Or, err, Middlesteel? Arriving in your […]

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Lethis (steampunk city-builder game trailer).

August 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lethis (steampunk city-builder game trailer).

Lethis: Path of Progress is an old-school city builder set in a Victorian Steampunk universe called Lethis. The game will be arriving later this year for the handheld Nintendo Switch – and a sequel, Path of Progress II, is being worked on for the PC by Triskell Interactive, although their DevBlog indicates it’s slow-going for the […]

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