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Shanghai Steam is now available!

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Shanghai Steam Blog Tour

Our Shanghai Steam Blog Tour!!! Thanks to the wonderful Site/Blog Owners that have allowed us to talk about the Shanghai Steam Anthology and other related topics! Flying Fists & Frying Pans – Our Shanghai Steam Authors talk about choreographing movement and fights in a short story Speaking About Humanity – a post on Laurel Anne […]

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SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

When I was asked to review Steamdrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks… I was very curious. There had been a number of discussions started on blogs and communities about ‘Steampunk Drinks’ that I have to say I was anxious to see what author, Chris-Rachael Oseland, had put together. I can honestly say that after reading […]

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Along for the Ride – Teens and Reading

“Hello, My name is Raye and I’m the mother of a 15 year old.” “Hello, Raye.” Yes, I am one of the many scared and fearful adults that have to deal with electronic distractions far beyond the televisions and walkmans of my era and hope that there might be something to bring us together beyond […]

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Shanghai Steam – Announcement!

Shanghai Steam Release date: November, 2012 From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcoholfuelled dragons, philosophical automatons, and Qi-powered machines both wondrous and strange in tales of vengeance, paper lantern revolutions and flying monks. Shanghai Steam is a unique mashup of […]

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Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences – The Janus Affair

 Product Description: Evildoers beware! Retribution is at hand, thanks to Britain’s best-kept secret agents!! Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain’s latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only […]

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Review: Risen

“Way will open.” She is Artifice. A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission. An artificial ghost. A Quaker. He is Jim Dastard. The oldest surviving agent of the Secret Commission. An animated skull. A mentor to newly resurrected agents. It is 1880 in a mechanical and supernatural London. Agents of Prince […]

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Review: Writing Steampunk!

Summary: Polish those brass goggles, grab your parasols or sword canes, hoist any carpetbags, and prepare to board the airship. This is Steampunk territory. WRITING STEAMPUNK is a journey into building Steampunk fiction. It doesn’t tell how to write a book — there are other books that will do that. It doesn’t talk about the […]

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Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

From Harper & Brothers, New York, through Peterson & Brothers, and Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: – JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.  By John Hanning Speke, Captain H.M. Indian Army, etc.  With Maps and Portraits and numerous Illustrations, chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant. Books of African travel and adventure are […]

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Notes of Hospital Life

From Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: – NOTES OF HOSPITAL LIFE, from November 1861, to August, 1864.  We have turned, with the deepest interest, the leaves of this little volume. It is from the pen of a lady, who details her individual experience in the wards of one of our city hospitals, and it will excite […]

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