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Ancient Automatons

Perhaps it’s no surprise that as a reader and writer of fantasy, I’m interested in unusual inventions and ancient technologies, devices from our world that may provide inspiration for unique fantasy realms. And the inventions of Hero (sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Steampunk Insects

I must confess, I’m not a big fan of insects, but these steampunk versions have enough whimsey to appeal to my interest in all things speculative. My imagination quickly started running with ways such automatons could be used, and I … Continue reading

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A Steampunk Movement?

You don’t have to travel far in speculative circles to find references to steampunk, but when an exhibit shows up at the Museum of the History of Science (University of Oxford), you know the trend has gained more wide-spread recognition. … Continue reading

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Real World Steampunk

You venture onto the streets of 19th century New York, where your carriage awaits. With care, you lift the hem of your skirt and step up into the conveyance. Once positioned, you give a nod to your driver. Rather than flick … Continue reading

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