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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
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
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
Clementine by Cherie Priest (2010) : 9781596063082 (Subterranean Press) In the Hugo-nominated Boneshaker, Cherie Priest simultaneously introduced “The Clockwork Century” (an alternate-history, steampunk’d version of 19th century America) and established herself as the “queen of steampunk”. In the novella Clementine, Priest … Continue reading