Tag Archives: steampunk

Girding My Loins for NaNoWriMo

So, for the first time in about 5 years, I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve been neglecting my writing for too long and I’m hoping this will get me back on that horse. I’ve selected a genre … Continue reading

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The Weirdest Writer in the West

Last week I took an online writing class hosted by incomparable Cat Rambo on writing steampunk and weird western fiction. The class was a 2-hour Google hangout where the participants not only got a great brief history of the genres, … Continue reading

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Top Distractions of 2012

It’s a new year, a natural time to look back and reflect on what we’ve done in the previous annum. And so, in that spirit, here at the Serial Distractions Badger Depository and Folk Music Museum, I’ve brought together the … Continue reading

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Review: Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding (2009): 9780345522580 (Ballentine Books) Captain Darian Frey, of the airship freighter Ketty Jay, is on the run. After taking a too-good-to-be-true pirating job, he and his crew of scalawags find themselves set up for murder. … Continue reading

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Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger (2009): ISBN 9780316056632 (Orbit) In a Victorian London in which airships float above the skyline, werewolves and vampires dine with the aristocracy, and ghosts can continue to serve Queen and country, Alexia Tarabotti stands apart. … Continue reading

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