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The Nevers (HBO steampunk TV series: new trailer).

February 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Nevers (HBO steampunk TV series: new trailer).

The Nevers will be streaming April 2021 on HBO Max. This new television series comes across like a Victorian version of George RR Martin’s Wildcards books, where an alien force arrives on Earth during the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign, sprinkling superpowers and making mutants of certain members of humanity – from the looks of it, mainly […]

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Royal Mint launches illiterate HG Wells coin with four-legged Martian tripod (news).

January 5, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Royal Mint launches illiterate HG Wells coin with four-legged Martian tripod (news).

The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man were the two HG Wells tomes chosen to celebrate the life of the original science fiction author by the Royal Mint for their new just released coin (along with a nod to the Time Machine with a little sun-dial detailing around the edges). However, the new […]

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Steampunk air-powered motorcycle (video).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steampunk air-powered motorcycle (video).

Peter Forsberg has designed a fairly amazing Steampunk-styled air-powered motorcycle which requires the rider to wear a flamethrower-sized tank of compressed air to power this mechanical beast. The team at Motornörd drop in to examine this invention. Is he crazy, or is he just about the sanest person in 2020? You must decide now, dear […]

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Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail by Kit Cox (book review).

December 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail by Kit Cox (book review).

‘Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail’ is a short steampunk adventure novel with more than a hint of comedy about it as you can see by the picture of the eponymous villain on the cover with his brain on view. Here’s the setup. Doctor Tripps leaves his home base on Limehouse docks, London and sets off in […]

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Jingle Jangle: Netflix’s steampunk toymaker Christmas special (trailer).

November 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jingle Jangle: Netflix’s steampunk toymaker Christmas special (trailer).

Blend some Dickensian Victoriana with a big fat dollop of steampunk and what do you get? Well, aside from the Jackelian fantasy novels of Stephen Hunt which first put the steampunk genre on the map, you can also now enjoy this story – a musical, no less – called Jingle Jangle from Netflix of a […]

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His Dark Materials: when parallel realities clash (trailer).

November 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials: when parallel realities clash (trailer).

The BBC/HBO second season of His Dark Materials is shaping up nicely, and this new trailer and star-chat looks at the crossing of worlds between Will and Lyra.

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Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

There’s a steampunk animated film coming this Xmas (December 25th 2020), Poupelle of Chimney Town, based on the best-selling (in Japan, at any rate) children’s picture book by Japanese comedian Akihiro Nishino. Poupelle? Sounds like what Santa might do down a chimney if he’s caught short on the job. The film looks interesting, but the […]

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Steampunk: Fantasy Art, Fashion, Fiction & The Movies by Henry Winchester (book review).

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steampunk: Fantasy Art, Fashion, Fiction & The Movies by Henry Winchester (book review).

I broke my own rule and bought this book, ‘Steampunk’ by Henry Winchester, solely impressed by the cover and the realisation that it might appeal to the steampunk fans who visit SFC. The sub-title is ‘Fantasy, Art, Fiction, Fashion And The Movies’ so covers a lot of ground in what is considered ‘Victorian Science Fiction’ […]

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Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

Back to the Victorian age for some Wild Wild West-style sleuthing antics in this Netflix film – Enola Holmes – with the young sister of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft … one Enola Holmes, ably played by the strangest thing in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown. Based, of course, on the novels by Nancy Springer. […]

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The Flying Train: real life steampunk footage (video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Flying Train: real life steampunk footage (video).

Back in 1900 the Germans had a device called the ‘flying train’ which was a nutty steampunk concept of an elevated railway – and some lost footage has just been found by the The Museum of Modern Art shot from one. This is one film you have to see to believe! It’s like something from […]

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