Posts Tagged ‘Steampunk’

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Review – Verne

24 February, 2012

Verne is a useful resource for anyone planning a steampunk or Victorian inspired game, especially if you are using the EABA system, but much of the information is just information on the era.  It provides a solid framework for Victorian adventuring and worth taking a look at if you are thinking of a campaign in that era.

Verne v 1.0 “not your grandfather’s steampunk . . .” is a 218-page PDF (215-pages if you remove the cover and EABA OGL pages) for the EABA RPG written by Greg Porter and published by BTRC (Blackburn Tactical Research Center).  It is nicely book-marked for easy accessibility.

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Steam-Powered 2 Anthology

4 August, 2011

Some of you may recall that I reviewed the Steam-Powered Lesbian Steampunk Anthology last year.  This year, there will be a second volume which I will not be review as I am one of the authors!   This is my first non-gaming related fiction publication so I am very proud of it.

Steam Powered 2The table of content for Steam-Powered 2 is:

Introduction: Kevin Steil (of Airship Ambassador)

Journey’s End: Elizabeth Porter Birdsall
Amphitrite: S.L. Knapp
In the Heart of Yellow Mountain: Jaymee Goh
Playing Chess in New Persepolis: Sean Holland
A Thousand Mill Lofts Gray: Jeannelle Ferreira
Dark Horse: A.M. Tuomala
The Return of Cherie: Nisi Shawl
One Last Interruption before We Begin: Stephanie Lai
Selin That Has Grown in the Desert: Alex Dally MacFarlane
Granada’s Library: Rebecca Fraimow
The Canary of Candletown: C.S.E. Cooney
Fruit Jar Drinkin’, Cheatin’ Heart Blues: Patty Templeton
Deal: Nichole Kornher-Stace
Not the Moon but the Stars: Shveta Thakrar
The Terracotta Bride: Zen Cho

Article/Afterward: Winding Down the House: Taking the Steam out of Steampunk: Amal El-Mohtar

Update: We have a release date, October 26!  As soon as ordering information is available I will have that up as well.  Updated Update: Kindle Edition is for sale – SteamPowered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories

Update 2:  There is a mini-interview about my story up at the Steampunk News.

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Review – Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories

14 November, 2010

Steam•Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, an anthology edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and published by Top Shelf, an imprint of Torquere Press Publishers.

This anthology consists of fifteen stories mixing lesbians and steampunk in various concentrations.  For me, steampunk is mixing the untapped potential of the new sciences and technologies of the industrial age through the 1920s to the punk ethos from cyberpunk, in other words how the new technology changes and oppresses the world.  By my definition, three of the stories do not fit into the steampunk genre but they are still quite interesting all the same.
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