Category Steampunk

Steampunk adventure for the whole boring family

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a 2014 British fantasy adventure film starring Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headey, Ioan Gruffudd, Keeley Hawes, and Aneurin Barnard in the title role.  * * * The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a Victorian steampunk movie for the entire family… assuming the entire family enjoys watching […]

Science fiction music explores technology and alternate realities

The year is 2036 and we now live in a grim world. Art and culture have been outlawed and freedom is a thing of the past. But in a secret location, a rebellion is forming. A rebellion of dancing soldiers… This is the premise of the new video from Jabbawockeez, an eight-member hip-hop dance crew […]

An Excerpt from Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships

Book 2 of the Agamemnon Frost serial, Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships released this week! 🙂 Book two of Agamemnon Frost Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. His Martian overlord, Pandarus, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice […]

Move over Sherlock, Frost is coming…

Here’s a little advance peek at my new SF Historical/Steampunk m/m romance coming out with Carina Press 19 August. It’s a serial, the following novellas releasing in September and October. Book one of Agamemnon Frost Liverpool, 1891 Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers […]

A sampling of Arisia 2013

I attended Arisia 2013 in Boston this month. I came away feeling that so much of it was a visual treat. So I thought I’d share with you some of those visuals. There were video games and the most popular with my kids, an area for board games with demos, tournaments, and just the opportunity […]

Where’s Lilly?

Hi everyone! You may have noticed I haven’t been on for a bit. In fact I haven’t been on since before Hal-Con. Well let me tell you about that first. Hal-con, Atlantic Canada’s Science fiction and fantasy convention, was a blast! I met with writers and readers and mingled with stars. I got a chance […]

Down the rabbit hole…

I’m about to start writing book 3 in my steampunk series, due out next year. I’ve been circling into it, preparing myself for the research–and trips–that come with alternative history fun. <–That’s my little office. The two cubes to the far right are now full of books too 🙂 I swore that I’d never write […]

Coyote Con

Many of us ContactIF’ers will be attending the online conference Coyote Con starting tomorrow. On Friday Oct 26th, 9-10pm, we’re heading up GIRL COOTIES IN SF, led by JL Hilton, KC Burn, and Diane Dooley. I’ll be in attendence! There’s much more on offer. Earlier on Friday (8-9pm), JL will be on a STEAMPUNK panel. […]

Genre mashup: Steampunk and Space Opera??

I love genre mashups. Like putting Romance in Science Fiction (Plenty of those at Carina). A modern city in elf fantasy–kind of a blend of UF and high fantasy (Tinker by Wen Spencer). Vampires in space. Chocolate in my peanut butter. So when I started writing a space pirate story, somehow I ended up smooshing […]

Top 10 favorite sci-fi moments

I’m not about to attempt a ranking of the best sci-fi moments of all time. If you want some of that, there’s Ultimate Top Ten Sci-Fi Moments, 20 Great “All Seems Lost” Moments in Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Classic Sci-fi Moments Recreated in Lego, among others. Or you could check out Top 10 Dumb Moments in Sci-Fi […]