Just came across the Arms Race. A short film spread over several parts and available to watch online.
Looks like an interesting distraction.
Victorian Era Names.
While working on my books I frequent several web sites for inspiration. One of these sites is
This site has a good listing for Male and Female names and has provided really usefull.
So, in the search for some interesting “Steampunk” to read I came across Lady Mechanika written by Joe Benitez.
From issue “0” I’m now addicted. To be honest it may not be to everyone’s taste with the Bio mechanical but going beyond that it’s a very good read.
Issue’s 0 to 3 are out via various places and issue four is in the works. If this come’s out as a compiled real book, Joe will find my order waiting .
I’m not going to go much into the story line beyond saying that its about Lady Mechanika as she tries to discover her past and how she got her mechanical parts.
*Small Rant* If you’re going to get your work self publish, get as many people to prof read your work first!
There are far too many books coming out that have far too many grammar and spelling issues (thats after ignoring the deference between EN-GB and EN-US)!
If you want people to give you work high rating and reviews please, please, please proofread!
I’m seeing this banded about on a few sites now.
Howls moving Castle written by Diana Wynne Jones and made into an anime movie by Studio Ghibli Is another favourite of mine. It only contains touches of steam technology but I do like watching it.
Looks like I need to add the book version to my reading list.
The Steampunk Holy Trinity.
I’m suffering a bit of brain freeze at the moment and when I do I tend to hit google for random things. One of the things I came across was a post on Steampunk Workshop about books that define the Steampunk genre. Of course that can only reference the trinity of K.W.Jeter, Tim Powers and, James Blaylock. ( 9 Books that defined Steampunk )
The first one was Morlock Night by K.W.Jeter. I dived over to Amazon to look up the kindle version and read the preview version. In the beginning of the book there is a piece written by tim Power and about a series of books based on Arthurian Legend twisted into Victorian times. I found this interesting because my own books I’m working on are also based on an alternative version of Arthurian Legend.
This is the first time I have found out about these books so it looks like I have some reading to do.
On the subject on my books, I’m about to pull a 2000+ word chapter as it covers background events instead of the main character events. I think I need to work on the partner book of my main book to brake the brain lock.
Well see you next time Airship Pilots.
How could I forget to post this (In my Honest opinion) one wonderful steampunk film trailer.
The film is great.
Well, It’s finally happened, I have finally hit twenty-thousand words and seven chapters. It’s a long way from the fifty-thousand mark and I doubt it will ever hit that target.
I still have work to do on chapter 7 and proof read my three short stories but I keep getting drawn back to the Black diary which is the forth book in the series.
*Groan* Must concentrate on the Aether Shadow and Albion books first.
Well, time for a little distraction.
1884 – Yesterdays Future by Terry Gilliam.