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Geared Up Writing Steampunk

Author : Beth Daniels
ISBN : 9781312047716
Genre : Education
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"The best thing about Steampunk is getting to rewrite history." Or so a reviewer said in commenting about Geared Up Writing Steampunk. But author Beth Daniels totally agrees with them! In this, the 3rd edition of the book, she adds a few more elements to the fun PLUS expands the listing of Steampunk publishers from 36 to 43, many of them new to the volume with no longer valid ones dropped. Since the first edition back in 2010, this has been the only volume to focus solely on writing Steampunk fiction and building the Steampunk stage on which characters play. Steampunk is, without a doubt, the most fun a historian in love with the 19th century can have since this is enhancement rewriting of what events might have been if technology got an extra boost a bit earlier. Reviewers say: "...just plain fun to read," "...essential to anyone wanting to [dip] their toe into writing steampunk. It is told in a no nonsense yet humorous way and gave invaluable info." "Inspirational. Must read again with notepad and pen."
Category: Education

The Alternative Quill Writing Alternative History

Author : Beth Daniels
ISBN : 9781304937780
Genre : Fiction
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THE ALTERNATIVE QUILL: WRITING ALTERNATIVE HISTORY The many niches of Alternative History are very popular genres in the marketplace. Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Time Travel, Steampunk, Gaslamp Fantasy, Dieselpunk, or tales that tweak history into something it never was (either the past or the present). If you are interested in writing fantasy but quest tales aren't your cup of java, flip through the selections here and find the perfect place to land your story on the bookshelves. Beth Daniels (Writing Steampunk, Geared Up: Writing Steampunk 2nd edition, Muse to Manuscript) dips into the various styles of Alternative History by giving examples of published work and making suggestions on what specific niches have to offer and supplies ideas on how to tweak history to your own story needs. Visit her at,, or stop by her blog at
Category: Fiction

60 Ways To Plot Or Dodge Writer S Block

Author : Beth Daniels
ISBN : 9781365625596
Genre : Education
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Having problems coming up with a plot for your novel? Or are you stuck behind a Writer's Block and trying to get things moving ahead on your story once again? In 60 WAYS TO PLOT OR DODGE WRITER'S BLOCK, multi-published novelist and writing instructor Beth Daniels supplies suggestions galore on how to either get back on track or create a storyline to entice and thrill readers. These ploys have been test run by Daniels herself in the novels she writes as Beth Henderson and J.B. Dane. They have also found favor with numerous fiction writing students in her over 70 various online workshops. Take any of these babies out for a test drive and see if your muse can keep from spinning new and exciting ways to tell the story you've longed to tell. Great ideas for beginning novelists and established writers looking for new ways to generate story ideas. For other Fiction Writing Aid books visit
Category: Education

Steampunk Gear Gadgets And Gizmos A Maker S Guide To Creating Modern Artifacts

Author : Thomas Willeford
ISBN : 9780071762373
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Unleash Your Inner Mechanical Mastermind Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget. Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices. Get steamed with these provocative projects: Aetheric ray deflector solid brass goggles Calibrated indicator gauges Ferromagnetic self-scribing automated encyclopedia (or, the Steampunk book drive) High voltage electro-static cannon (or, the lamp gun) Tesla-pod chrono-static insulating field generator (or, the mobile device enclosure) Altitude mask with integrated respiratory augmentation Armoured pith helmet Mark I superior replacement arm with integrated Gatling gun attachment Visit the companion website,, for videos, images, and more bonus content! Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Steampunk User S Manual

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN : 9781613127087
Genre : Fiction
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Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer’s latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User’s Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
Category: Fiction

How To Draw Steampunk

Author : Amy Hughes
ISBN : 1533128782
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How to draw steampunk Creating stunning steampunk pictures There's a society called Steampunk that is devoted to a redo of the Victorian age. Ordinarily loaded with huge steam controlled mechanics and lavish blimps, this fantastic age is stirred up with dream. The steampunk classification incorporates clothing, as well as music, craftsmanship, and writing. In the style business, steampunk has turned into a noteworthy hit. Excellent steampunk outlines including gear-teeth and riggings are being consolidated into the attire lines of different originators. Then again, it is in the cosplay scene that steampunk is seen as a developing pattern. Numerous co players get together to wear steampunk costumes, including adjusted and adapted Victorian attire, and depict themselves as privateers, globe-trotters, pilgrims, and Victorian socialites. They wear outfits enhanced with top caps and goggles, enlivened coats, and even ridicule beam weapons! The do-it-without anyone else's help group underpins steampunk in light of the fact that most steampunk stuff must be made you're self. The previously stated beam firearms are essentially adjusted and painted Nerf or Air soft weapons. Some are even sufficient to utilize wood and metal to construct their own particular beam weapons or different frill! There is no authoritative style of music that is steampunk; rather steampunk qualities can be found in every single diverse craftsman from every distinctive style of music, including rock, rap, electronic, and others. Steampunk qualities in shake tend to have dim beats, coarse guitar, and in some case an insight of people. A once modern band named Abney Park broadcast them a Steampunk band. Download your copy of " How to draw steampunk " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.

Gods And Demons

Author : Melissa Sercia
ISBN : 1949090035
Genre : Fiction
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Demons have escaped the Underworld and descended upon New Orleans. Gray must invoke the Hades Protocol and turn to the gods for help. Only one thing stands in her way--Harpies. As they guard the entrance to Elysium, the price of passage will cost the life of another coven leader.
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Heroes In The Night

Author : Tea Krulos
ISBN : 9781613747780
Genre : Social Science
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On a frigid March night, journalist Tea Krulos shivered in a Milwaukee park, waiting for a masked crimefighter. Finally the Watchman arrived, not in a Batmobile or swinging from a web shooter, but driving a tan, four-door Pontiac. He was in costume, of course—a trenchcoat, motorcycle gloves, army boots, a domino mask, and a red hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with a “W” logo. The two had spoken before on the phone, but never face-to-mask. By the end of the interview, Krulos wasn’t sure if the Watchman was delightfully eccentric or completely crazy. But he was going to find out. Heroes in the Night traces Krulos’s journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic-book style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice—helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patroling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies. But by night, only the Shadow knows. Well, the Shadow and Tea Krulos. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego and Minneapolis, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. Heroes in the Night profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well. Tea Krulos is a freelance journalist and creator of the blog “Heroes in the Night.” He lives in Arcadia, Florida.
Category: Social Science

Ghosts By Gaslight

Author : Jack Dann
ISBN : 9780062100702
Genre : Fiction
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Seventeen all-new stories illuminate the steampunk world of fog and fear! Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.
Category: Fiction


Author : Sherry D. Ficklin
ISBN : 9781634222082
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Two opposing factions of time travelers vie for control of the future in this thrilling steampunk series opener dubbed "Interesting" and "Unexpected” by Kirkus Reviews. Lex and Ember—two time travelers with no memories of their lives before being recruited into the time war—are torn between the factions. When Lex accepts a mission that lands him deep within the heart of the Telsa Institute, he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they were, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them once again. “Dual narratives keep the pace brisk and the tension high. While readers looking for technological details based on plausible science may be disappointed, there are enough corsets and gadgetry to satisfy even the biggest steampunk fans. Packed with hand-to-hand combat and mind-bending paradoxical conundrums, this quick, suspenseful read has a guaranteed audience.” — Booklist Action Adventure Thriller Action Adventure Books for Teen Boys Books for Teen Girls Boys and Men Issues Girls and Womens Issues Fantasy books Free young adult books Free teen books Free historical fiction Free YA books Free romance Historical Historical Romance Myths and Legends Romance Romance books Romance historical Romance time travel Royalty Romance Science Fiction Science Fiction Science Fiction romance Steam punk Steampunk Super powers Survival Stories Teen and Young Adult Books Teen fantasy Teen fiction Teen fiction books Teen Fantasy books Teen historical fiction teen historical fiction books Teen Sci Fi Teen Science Fiction Teen steampunk Time Travel Time Travel Books Time travel romance Time travel romance historical Urban Fantasy Visionary & Metaphysical YA books YA books best sellers YA books fantasy YA books for teens YA books for teens YA novels YA Science Fiction YA Steampunk young adult adventure books young adult adventure fantasy Young adult books best sellers 2017 Young adult books for boys Young adult books free Young adult books romance Young adult fiction series Young Adult Science Fiction young adult science fiction thriller Young adult Steampunk Young adult time travel
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Of Stations Infernal

Author : Kin S. Law
ISBN : 1949090205
Genre : Fiction
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Join Vanessa. Inspector. Steampunker. Robot Wrangler. In the wilds of America, Vanessa Hargreaves finds herself up to her corset in trouble. Her investigation stymied by monstrous horrors, the Inspector continues to carry the deadly Cook plague away from villains unknown. Traveling with her automata Alphonse, she doesn't know can't tell if she's running from the steaming, lurching giants at her heels or her guilt at putting her loved ones in danger. From deadly circus side shows to a ghostly train that seems to have a life of its own, the very land of the new world seems to be attempting to thwart her at every turn. The American heartland is rife with strange, wondrous, dangerous oddities of its own, challenging her convictions and her very service to her Queen. Loyalties and regrets will become the least of her worries as titanic forces are mustering, from ghost trains to air pirates, to bring her great American adventure to an untimely end. "Law fills the pages with exciting gear action and fashion." - Publisher's Weekly ★★★★★ AUTHOR INTERVIEW Q: Tell us about you and your work A: Hi! This is usually a hard question for me. Am I a child of two worlds? Yes. Do I call both New York and Hong Kong home? Yes, and that has pushed me into writing anachronistic work like steampunk. Am I a food writer, a trained chef, and a motorbike enthusiast? All yes. But they say the acorn is pulled into being by the oak tree it is going to be, and I was always going to be a novelist first and foremost. I grew up reading Douglas Adams and Madeline L'engle and Roald Dahl, and they were my friends when I moved around too much to have any. My wife and I basically live in a library. Q: What books do you write? A: I'm working on a ray gun series at the moment where I crash noir, Gothic, and western against a scifi backdrop. I adore fantasy. Ultimately, I want to push out of genre completely and go into lit fiction, but that judgement is up to the reader to make. Steampunk will always have a sweet spot with me. THE LANDS BEYOND FUTURE THAT NEVER WAS (book 1) SPECTRE OF WAR (book 2) OF STATIONS INFERNAL (book 3) Q: Why should readers pick up your books? A: My wife and few fans say this better than I do. They tell me I don't write weak female characters, and that I offer a voice to the voiceless. They say the writing is like a fine merlot and that the balance of action to hilarity is refreshing. Personally, I think the reason to pick up my books is the same reason you would give for following a stranger into a bar. You might not like it, but at least you will never regret it. Be sure to scroll up and hit that BUY NOW button to jump into a world of adventure, steampunk, and of course, robots!
Category: Fiction

Oxygen Writers Journey Edition

Author : John B. Olson
ISBN : 1935929372
Genre : Fiction
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Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and has an uncanny knack for survival. But that doesn't explain why NASA picks her to be part of a two man, two woman crew to Mars-or does it? Bob Kaganovski, the ship's mechanic, is paid to be paranoid-and he's good at it. After a teeth-rattling launch, Bob realizes that his paranoia hasn't prepared him for this trip. He can deal with a banged-up ship, but how's he going to survive the next five months with HER just a flimsy partition away? Halfway to the Red Planet, an explosion leaves the crew with only enough oxygen for one. All evidence points to sabotage-and Valkerie and Bob are the obvious suspects. Oxygen is a witty, multi-award-winning roller coaster ride, with a plot that moves at the speed of light. The authors had hoped to work in some cool controversy on science, faith, the meaning of life, the existence of God, and possibly even the Coke versus Pepsi debate, but they were having so much fun writing the story that they forgot to offend anyone.
Category: Fiction

Rig Em

Author : Delphine Dryden
ISBN : 9781601836793
Genre : Fiction
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SADDLED Thanks to a boots knockin’ schedule of both vanilla and kinky events, the Hilltop Guest Ranch is more successful than ever. And with their hemp rope skyrocketing into a sought-after bondage staple, Chet is fielding a lot of questions about his cousins’ business . . . and indulging his own kinky side with the help of Diego, the ranch’s hot, accommodating gamekeeper . . . SPURRED The fun is kicking into high gear until Chet ropes in a roving reporter trying to crash a private event. But Nicole’s not just any reporter—she’s Diego’s former Mistress. And she’s not crashing, she’s trying to win Diego back and enjoy a weekend of open-air pleasure . . . FULL GALLOP Chet’s not willing to give up his favorite sub so easily, and he doesn’t trust Nicole. He fully intends to keep an eye on her. But Diego wants them both and he has a plan to turn observation into participation. It seems the best kind of trouble comes in threes . . .
Category: Fiction

Clockwork Butterfly

Author : Kendra Moreno
Genre : Fiction
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Victoria Greene would rather spend her time with machines than the high society she comes into contact with in London. She's happy with her gears and cogs, even if that means she will end up a spinster. When her father gets the funding for a trip to the Amazon to search for a mythical jewel, she jumps on the chance to come aboard as the Master Tinker. She expected to work on the massive boilers for the airship and to tinker with her mechanical creatures. She never expected the men suddenly thrown into her life making it even more interesting. The inventor, the cowboy, the scholar, and the dreamer are all intrigued by the woman who comes with grease on her face. But something sinister is amiss aboard the airship and she's determined to get to the bottom of it. Victoria's suspicion rises the closer they get to Brazil and she must figure out the nefarious plans before it's too late. Can Victoria protect them all against the dangers, from onboard and the rainforest alike? Can such an eclectic team work together and find the Temple of the Rising Sun? Let the adventure begin... **This is a Reverse Harem, which means there are multiple love interests and the Leading Lady doesn't have to choose. It contains mature content, lots of adventure, and some well dressed men.** Read the series that has been described as Steampunk Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones today! Reading Order: Clockwork Butterfly Clockwork Octopus Book 3 coming soon! What Amazon reviewers are saying about Kendra’s other books: ★★★★★ ’I don't even know where to start because I am missing words to describe how much I loved this book. I've read a lot of gripping books, but this was by far one of the most addictive! For several hours, I could not focus on anything, the world disappeared and I was in Wonderland.’ ★★★★★ ‘Unlike anything you've ever read’ ★★★★★ ‘The story kept me hooked and I couldn't stop reading.’ ★★★★★ ‘ This is one of the best series I have ever read and I hope for more. The author's imagination and talent are a thing of beauty. . .’ ★★★★★ ‘Brilliant. Captivating. Absolutely addicting!’ ★★★★★ ‘The plot is gripping, the world is beautifully constructed, the descriptions are vivid, and the characters wonderfully well developed.’ ★★★★★ ‘Every book she writes is magic!!’ ★★★★★ ‘I love everything about this story and I love this author so much. I know when I get her book that it’s going to be a fantastic read and she never disappoints. . .’ ★★★★★ ‘Kendra has the power to make you love books you don't normally read or look twice at.’ ★★★★★ ‘If you like strong, quick witted, heroic women & sweet, sexy & dangerous Norse gods this book is for you!’
Category: Fiction

Island Of Doom Hunchback Assignments 4

Author : Arthur Slade
ISBN : 9780307975744
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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After previous assignments in London, the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Australian rain forest, this final adventure in the Hunchback Assignments series finds our hero, shape-shifting, masked spy Modo, on his most personal quest. Along with fellow spy Octavia Milkweed, they search for Modo's biological parents. But when the Clockwork Guild find Modo's parents first, Octavia and Modo chase them across Europe and North America to the Island of Doom. Joined by memorable characters from the first three books--some lovable, and some who are terrifying and evil--Modo and Octavia dash towards a thrilling conclusion.
Category: Young Adult Fiction


Author : Eric R. Asher
ISBN : 1519330855
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Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy. A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.


Author : Nicolas Courcier
ISBN : 9782377840014
Genre : Games & Activities
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A unique and extraordinary saga of video games. In just three installments, the BioShock saga made a special place for itself in the hearts of players. These games boast completely unique and extraordinary stories and worlds. The first two installments take place in the underwater city of Rapture. Immersed in the Art Deco style and a 1950s atmosphere, the player advances through an open, intelligent gameplay that encourages creativity and careful use of the resources provided by the surroundings. BioShock Infinite, the third installment, draws us in to explore the floating city of Columbia in a uchronic, steampunk-laden 1912.Third Éditions aims to pay tribute to this hit series—which, despite its short history, has already gained critical acclaim. Dive into this unique volume that explores the games’ origins and provides an original analysis of each installment. Discover a complete analysis of the three installments of the BioSchok Saga! The video game will not have secrets for you anymore ! EXTRACT After years marked by total abstruseness, the early 2000s saw the transition of PC games to the world of consoles. In market terms, game consoles had reached a general-public status, ensuring high popularity—but the PC market put up strong resistance, in particular by selling downloadable games through stores such as Steam. Numerous PC-based developers, such as Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epie Mickey), Peter Molyneux (Populous, Fable), and of course Ken Levine, began developing for consoles. In the same vein, numerous genres that were typically destined for PC gaming began migrating to consoles. This change certainly had numerous causes, one being Microsoft’s arrival on the console market with Xbox (with architecture close to a PC). In addition, typical inconveniences in PC development were eliminated (games no longer had to be designed for a wide variety of configurations, as a console by nature has a stable internal architecture). Finally, there was the question of pirating—even though it exists on consoles, it is much more common on PCs. As a result, major developers such as Valve Corporation (Portal 2), BioWare (Mass Effect) and Bethesda Softworks (Fallout 4 and Skyrim entered the market, and the general mentality changed. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Nicolas Courcier and Mehdi El Kanafi - Fascinated by print media since childhood, Nicolas Courcier and Mehdi El Kanafi wasted no time in launching their first magazine, Console Syndrome, in 2004. After five issues with distribution limited to the Toulouse region of France, they decided to found a publishing house under the same name. One year later, their small business was acquired by another leading publisher of works about video games. In their four years in the world of publishing, Nicolas and Mehdi published more than twenty works on major video game series, and wrote several of those works themselves: Metal Gear Solid. Hideo Kojima’s Magnum Opus, Resident Evil Of Zombies and Men, and The Legend of Final Fantasy VII and IX. Since 2015, they have continued their editorial focus on analyzing major video game series at a new publishing house that they founded together: Third. Raphaël Lucas - Raphaël has over fifteen years of experience in the world of video game writing. A reader of Tilt and a fan of a renowned French video game journalist AHL, he first pursued a university éducation. After obtaining a master‘s degree in history from the University of Paris 1, he then became a freelancer for PC Team before working for Gameplay RPG and PlayMag. In October 2004, he joined the group Future France and worked for Joypad, PlayStation Magazine, Consoles + and Joystick, not to mention a few other contributions to film magazines. Today, he writes for Jeux Vidéo Magazine as well as the magazine The Game. He is also the co-author of The Legend of Final Fantasy IX.
Category: Games & Activities