Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Euan Morton The Spires rise to immeasurable heights over the mist-covered surface. Humanity dwells within the Spires, sheltered from the dangers without. Airships ply the skies, and the aristocratic Houses rule their Spires, fostering alliances and building trade and science. Spire … Continue reading Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

It seems we underestimated the size of the observable universe, according to this international team of scientists: The Observable Universe This happened back in June in Calais, France, but it is still cool to see a dragon horse come to life: Long Ma This Pixar short is more adult and dark than we've come to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

Friday Review: Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah A. Symonds

First Light by Jeffrey Cook My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is the early 1800's, the Napoloenic Wars are over, and two wealthy British gentelmen make a bet based on a series of books in which the author claims to have traveled to some of the most unknown (at the time) places in the … Continue reading Friday Review: Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah A. Symonds

Friday Review: The Affinity Bridge (Newberry and Hobbes #1) by George Mann

The Affinity Bridge by George Mann My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is 1901 in Victorian London. Queen Victoria is being kept alive by an elaborate mechanical breathing device. She employs Sir Maurice Newberry, an anthropologist at the British Museum with a penchant for the occult, as a secret investigator. Victoria Hobbes is his … Continue reading Friday Review: The Affinity Bridge (Newberry and Hobbes #1) by George Mann

Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Prudence by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Prudence is the first book in Gail Carriger's "Custard Protocol" series, focusing on Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama, daughter of Alexia Tarbotti, Lady Maccon of the "Parasol Protectorate" series. Prudence, known as Rue to her friends, is a metanatural, the daughter of a werewolf and a … Continue reading Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Wednesday Wanderings: Garden of Sound, Marvel Dogheroes, Steampunk LEGOs, and 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows

This Garden of Sound is pretty cool. It must have taken a while to do all that: Hokkaido Show Garden Marvel Superheroes as dogs? Oh, yeah! IronChihuahua is just great!: Marvel Superdogs Steampunk fan? Check out these LEGO steampunk designs built from scratch: LEGO Steampunk A list of the 50 greatest science fiction shows ever. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Garden of Sound, Marvel Dogheroes, Steampunk LEGOs, and 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows

Friday Review: Sound and Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Various Authors

Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Jeffrey Cook My rating: 4 of 5 stars I interviewed Jeffrey Cook about this book for my Monday Blog Post He provided me with the Kindle edition and that is what I am reviewing here.Let me start by saying I am a fan of Shakespeare- all of Shakespeare: … Continue reading Friday Review: Sound and Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk by Various Authors

Monday Meeting: Interview with Jeffrey Cook of Writerpunk Press

This week I am doing an interview with Jeffrey Cook, who is part of Writerpunk Press, a group of authors who write in the various 'punk genres. They have just released "Sound and Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk", ¬†an anthology of stories based on William Shakespeare's works. None of the authors, editors, artists or others who … Continue reading Monday Meeting: Interview with Jeffrey Cook of Writerpunk Press

Friday Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 2)

Changeless by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series and is as much fun as the first, despite a rather underhanded cliffhanger ending. In this part of the series, Alexia, the new Lady Maccon, is awakened mid-afternoon by her husband yelling. Now, Lord Maccon … Continue reading Friday Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 2)

Friday Review: Mainspring by Jay Lake

My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story is interesting. It revolves around Hethor, apprentice to a New Haven CT clockmaker in an alternate Earth steampunk society. The Earth here rotates around the sun on a gigantic brass gear system. Hethor is visited by an entity claiming to be the Angel Gabriel and is told … Continue reading Friday Review: Mainspring by Jay Lake