• The Goddess of Storms Comes To New Orleans In The Black God’s Drums

    The Goddess of Storms Comes To New Orleans In The Black God’s Drums1

    The Black God’s Drums P. Djèlí Clark (writer) Tor Books August 21, 2018 When I read the description “Steampunk New Orleans with Orisha” I was immediately drawn in. P. Djèlí Clark’s novella The Black God’s Drums, was not at all what I expected when I picked up this book. Set in an alternate steampunk reality, where the

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  • Porcelain: Ivory Tower is Made of Strong Stuff

    Porcelain: Ivory Tower is Made of Strong Stuff0

    Porcelain: Ivory Tower Benjamin Read (Writer), Chris Wildgoose (Artist), André May (colorist), Jim Campbell (letterer) Improper Books Opening more than ten years after the last book in the Porcelain series, covered here by Christa Seeley, Porcelain: Ivory Tower begins with a lone woman working in an expansive and tranquil garden complete with perfectly tended flowers

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  • Build Your Own Mountain: A Conversation with a DIY Comics Writer-Publisher

    Build Your Own Mountain: A Conversation with a DIY Comics Writer-Publisher0

    Review copies are nice, but review copies that you’d be excited to buy are better.  Zachary Clemente sent me two comics that he self-published, with Arielle Soutar on lettering, and Kelsi Ricks (Remnants) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Immolation) putting image to page. I wanted to know more about the connections between these two books, and, lucky

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  • Dogears: Delicate yet Vicious

    Dogears: Delicate yet Vicious0

    • January 12, 2016

    These Vicious Masks Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Swoon Reads February 9, 2016 Were there mutants in Victorian England? Of course there were! Nobody said Professor X and his crew were the earliest gifted! The Misses Wyndham, snarkster supreme, Evelyn, and sweet, slightly underdeveloped, Rose, share the lucky gift of making people well. When Rose suspiciously

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

    Kickstarter of the Week: The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia0

    Retro-futurism can be anachronistic fun for the whole family, so you’d think steampunk would be a good time for all. But the big issue with the sci-fi sub-genre is its often white-centric stories, which reflect the lack of representation that has been (and remains) all too common in current-day pop culture and media. Editor of

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  • Tales of the Captain Duke Author Rebecca Diem Talks Steampunk, Writing, and the Joys of Airships

    Tales of the Captain Duke Author Rebecca Diem Talks Steampunk, Writing, and the Joys of Airships0

    • September 23, 2015

    My behind-the-scenes job at this year’s Fan Expo Canada didn’t leave me much time to visit the show floor, but in a fortuitous moment, someone from the show floor happened to drop by. This is how I met steampunk aficionado and writer Rebecca Diem and soon after that Clara and the Captain Duke with whom

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