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Book Review: Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Phoenix Rising by Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris My rating: 4 of 5 stars If one were to compile a list of Must Read, Essential Steampunk novels, then Pheonix Rising, should, by all means, be included. In this humble reviewer’s

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Book Review: Steamed by Katie MacAlister

Steamed by Katie MacAlister My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jack Fletcher is a quantum-electrical engineer with a habit of getting caught up in unlikely adventures. Octavia Pye is the Captian of HIMA Tesla, a steam-powered airship in the Southampton

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Book Review: Clockworks and Corsets by Regina Riley

Clockworks and Corsets by Regina Riley My rating: 4 of 5 stars The all female crew, except for the captain’s pet cabin boy, of the airship Merry Widow set off to retrieve a renowned scientist’s last invention from his abandoned

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Book Review: Viridis by Calista Taylor

Viridis by Calista Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars Viridis is actually two tales woven together. In the first, Inspector William Thomas, a hard-bitten yet soft-hearted Scotland Yard Inspector, works to solve a high profile murder case. In the

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Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross My rating: 4 of 5 stars The author herself describes this tale as Extraordinary Gentlemen meets X-Men, and that pretty much sums it up. The heroine, Miss Finley Jayne, has the

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19th Century Innovaton

Today, for your possible enjoyment and edification, I present one of the great innovations of the 19th century.  It may not seem flashy or sexy, but it has had deep and lasting impact on the real world.  It also exemplifies one of the

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