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The War of the Worlds via the BBC starts production.

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The War of the Worlds via the BBC starts production.

Filming has begun in Liverpool on The War of the Worlds, the adaptation by Peter Harness (of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell fame) of H.G. Wells’ science fiction alien invasion tale. This new three-part drama stars Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Big Short) alongside Robert Carlyle (T2:Trainspotting, Once Upon […]

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Frostpunk – the steampunk city-builder game.

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Frostpunk – the steampunk city-builder game.

Here’s the new trailer for Frostpunk, the steampunk city-builder game set during a future ice-age. The game from 11 bit Studios looks excellent, but I can’t help but wonder why all these computer games inspired by the feel-and-themes of Stephen Hunt’s best-selling Jackelian steampunk novels (in this case the future ice-age that preceded Jackelia’s rise) don’t just bite […]

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Homemade steampunk plasma gun melts our hearts.

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Homemade steampunk plasma gun melts our hearts.

Youtuber Robert Johnson has been busy making a homemade steampunk plasma gun. Well, when the tripod war machines from Mars do finally get around to invading, this might be our last best hope of beating the fiends! Not sure if this beast comes in the 40-watt range, though? 

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Mortal Engines (first trailer for the new Peter Jackson film).

December 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mortal Engines (first trailer for the new Peter Jackson film).

Here’s the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines movie based on Philip Reeve’s children’s novel of the same name. The film focuses on a mobile steampunk version of London, now a giant machine striving to survive on a future Earth fast-running out of resources. Thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed by a nuclear […]

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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […]

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Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

Set in an alternate Prohibition-era America, Automata is a science-fiction Dieselpunk noir series based on characters from the Penny Arcade web-comic of the same name. In this fictional Dieselpunk 1930s, it is not liquor that is outlawed but instead the continued production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. They live among us as an underclass […]

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The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

It’s airships and rifles in a kind of Napoleonic-era war in the steampunkish debut novel ‘The Guns Above’ by Robyn Bennis. Other than the steam engines mounted on the airships and the mention of trains, there’s little of the traditional Victorian steampunk ethos in this book. But there’s plenty of adventure, grittiness and sarcastic comments […]

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Captain Nemo’s Nautilus restaurant. Eat the steampunk!

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Captain Nemo’s Nautilus restaurant. Eat the steampunk!

If you’re heading to Germany for your holidays and you’re a steampunk fan, then you could do worse than stay at the U-Boat Hotel and dine at their Captain Nemo-themed Nautilus restaurant. Not sure why this bad boy opened in Germany rather than say, Paris – Jules Verne certainly won’t be happy. Mon Dieu! But if you […]

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The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

Here’s the movie trailer for horror Victorian flick, The Limehouse Golem. A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task […]

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BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

Peter Harness of Doctor Who-fame is making the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The War Of The Worlds for a big-time screening on BBC One next year. It’s to be based on the original Victorian story – no present-day updatings, thank the gods. Horsell Common in Surrey is […]

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