If your idea of “high tech fun” involves gears, goggles, and corsets, you’re probably a steampunk fan. This popular genre of fiction and film imagines an alternate Industrial Age, in which steam power and Newtonian physics reign supreme. Imagine if Victorian science fiction were real, and you’ll get an idea of what steampunk’s all about.
My fellow Cogwheel Press author Bruce Hesselbach and I will jointly present an introduction to the kinds of Victorian-era technology that really existed, and inspire steampunk authors today. Our illustrated lecture will take place at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton, MA at 7:00 p.m. I'll be talking about examples of Victorian domestic technology I've encountered in my work as a museum consultant, and Mr. Hesselbach will introduce “strange but real” inventions reimagined in steampunk literature. Both of us will be available to sign copies of our books.
Hope to see you there!
Bruce Hesselbach is an attorney living in Newfane, VT, and the author of Perpetual Motion, a steampunk alternative history novel. His web site is www.hesselbachwriter.com.
Such big news: my publisher, Cogwheel Press, is running a three-day giveaway of its entire catalog from April 28-30, 2013. If you have a Kindle, here's your chance to download a whole summer's worth of great reading, ranging from sci-fi comedy to epic fantasy to contemporary fiction to steampunk to urban fantasy! You won't want to miss this event. I've interviewed many of the current Cogwheel authors on this site, so be sure to check out those posts, too.
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