Edgar Wright Just Wrote A Steampunk Movie Sequel To Oliver Twist

Cornetto trilogy director Edgar Wright is the latest person to turn in a draft of Dodge and Twist, a movie sequel to Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, set in 19th century, Victorian steampunk England (based somewhat upon the "more serious" novel by former Doctor Who comic writer Tony Lee). » 1/26/15 8:40am 1/26/15 8:40am

This Steampunk Iron Man Art Comes With a New Tragic Backstory

How King Arthur Helped Create The Origin Of Steampunk

You probably knew that authors like K.W. Jeter helped create the genre of Steampunk, which eventually became the publishing and fashion juggernaut we all know today. But did you know that King Arthur played an important role in the genesis of the genre? Tim Powers explains in a new interview. » 12/02/14 2:45pm 12/02/14 2:45pm

Meet the Artist Who Invents the Machines of Steampunkish Fairies

Samantha Bryan first started making fairies because of a project assigned to her at school. Eventually. she became curious about the the everyday life of her fairies, incorporating research into Victorian inventions into that idea. The result are these decidedly less sparkling and ephemeral fairies. » 10/16/14 11:30pm 10/16/14 11:30pm

There's less Gears, more Bricks in these cool Steampunk Lego Creations

Love it or loathe it, Steampunk is an alluring aesthetic to turn to for creating wacky and wonderful looking inventions - and in this new book by Lego builder Guy Himber there's plenty to enjoy, with not a superfluous cog in sight. There's a lot of plastic bricks though. » 10/13/14 5:00pm 10/13/14 5:00pm

Every Pet Guinea Pig Needs A Pair Of Leather Steampunk Wings

Pulguinha the Steampunk Guinea Pig doesn't need a jetpack, because he has a pair of brass and leather wings, perfect for soaring high among the airships. » 8/13/14 11:05am 8/13/14 11:05am

The Forrest Gump Syndrome: Soft History, Full Of Famous People

We tend to idealize the past. We file off a lot of the rough edges, imagine everybody having better teeth, and generally tone down a lot of the ugliness. This can be problematic — especially when we soften the depiction of past atrocities. And science fiction and fantasy contribute to this. » 8/05/14 4:00pm 8/05/14 4:00pm

This Wonderful Novel Could Be the First Steampunk Tale

Most histories of that wonderful subgenre of science fiction called "steampunk" list Ronald Clark's 1967 novel, Queen Victoria's Bomb as the first. But was this really the first steampunk novel? Here's another possible contender. » 7/23/14 4:30pm 7/23/14 4:30pm

Victorian Naturalist Dissects A Robot, And The Results Are Creepylovely

The Victorians sure loved to dissect and categorize. What if one of their famed naturalists got his or her hands on a robot? That's the fanciful idea behind this art by Oliver-Quellette, called "Victorian Robot Autopsy; Rose, Wax and Creosote." » 7/16/14 11:32am 7/16/14 11:32am

These Steampunk Computers Transport Us To The Victorian Retro Future

In an alternate reality Charles Babbage's difference engine and Ada Lovelace's computer programming led us into a world filled with brass-keyed laptops with phonograph speaker systems. Several artists have brought that imagined reality to life, building working computers with a steampunk edge. » 7/10/14 3:15pm 7/10/14 3:15pm

Steampunk's Weirdest Tales Are Finally Available As Ebooks!

Sure, that's a bold claim, but we can back it up. Steampunk has gotten pretty strange on occasion — but it's never gone to such bizarre, Python-esque places as Paul Di Filippo took it to. And at last, The Steampunk Trilogy is out as an ebook (and a new paperback edition) on July 8. » 6/27/14 4:03pm 6/27/14 4:03pm

Enjoy These Clever Miniature Sculptures Made From Old Clock Parts

A Fleet Of Castles At Sea

Each winter, as the southern seas grew rough, the Kodran fleet would migrate north to spend the stormiest months in the safe harbor of the Gilbrecht Sound. But this year, tensions in Toll delayed their journey by two weeks. » 3/30/14 7:00pm 3/30/14 7:00pm

Steampunk Wind in the Willows illustrations are bursting with charm

Artist Krista Brennan adds a touch of bespoke technology to Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of a curious mole, a leisure-loving rat, and the fad-crazed Mr. Toad, lending her own vision to the characters and their world. » 3/12/14 9:00pm 3/12/14 9:00pm

Tentacular stained glass octopus chandelier would light up any room

If your dining room is in dire need of tentacles (and have several grand to spare), this stained glass chandelier is happy to oblige, with detachable limbs that can prop up candles or glow all on their own. » 12/29/13 3:00pm 12/29/13 3:00pm

Corsets meet Star Trek in these Victorian Starfleet uniform dresses

For those times when you're flung unexpectedly back in time—or if you just don't want to change clothes between work and your favorite holonovel—cosplayer Genovefa has dreamed up these Starfleet-themed dresses with long skirts and a bit of Victorian-inspired corsetry. » 12/08/13 7:30am 12/08/13 7:30am

In Fiddlehead, Cherie Priest ends the Clockwork Century with a bang

In 2009, Cherie Priest's Boneshaker introduced readers to her Clockwork Century alternate history series, set in a United States where the Union was never reunited in 1865. It was a fun, durable world, full of zombies, weird drugs, giant machines, and zeppelin pilots. Now it comes to a satisfying end with Fiddlehead. » 12/04/13 12:20pm 12/04/13 12:20pm

A Foggy Evening in Phobos Square

Tessa pulled her coat close around her neck as she stared up at the monument to the Battle for Phobos, the turning point in the Martian-Colonial War. She shivered at the alien sculpture of the indigenous Martian crouching at the front. Everyone always commented on what a tragedy it was that humans had killed off the… » 11/27/13 7:08pm 11/27/13 7:08pm

What happens when technology comes to kick fantasy's ass?

The webcomic Black Rose is a tale of two nations. Ishtakar is a realm of the magic-using handwavers, while Athelica is a growing industrialized country, feeling the power of its guns and trains. But as tensions between the nations grow more violent, two siblings—a soldier and a high-class lady—find themselves caught… » 11/09/13 8:30am 11/09/13 8:30am

Steampunk Frankenstein's Monster is full of grotesque details

Legendary special effects artist Rick Baker is the undeniable king of Halloween with this steampunk reinterpretation of Frankenstein's Monster. The Monster is powered by an elaborate array of cyborg clockwork and brass fixtures now hold his stringy flesh in place. » 10/26/13 8:00am 10/26/13 8:00am