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

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 in … » 11/09/13 8:30am 11/09/13 8:30am

Your Daily Recommended Dose of Steampunk Murder!

Remember that steampunk finishing school on an airship, where proper young ladies are taught to curtsey, spy and occasionally assassinate? It's back! Gail Carriger is publishing the second book in the Finishing School series, Curtsies and Conspiracies, and we've got an exclusive excerpt. » 9/23/13 4:52pm 9/23/13 4:52pm

Grand Steampunk Homes and Businesses Straight from the Alternate Past

While some fans of the steampunk aesthetic might reflect their love of brass and steam with their clothing, accessories, or a few well chosen household items, others take the look a bit farther, redesigning entire home, office, and business interiors to look like something from a nonexistent version of the Victorian… » 4/21/13 1:00pm 4/21/13 1:00pm