Steampunk fans will be familiar with Keith Thompson as the illustrator of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan (2009, our review here) and its sequels, Behemoth (2010) and Goliath (2011).Continue reading “The Art of Keith Thompson”
The Master of the Mississippi (1992) is the beginning of Scrooge’s American adventure.
Having worked as a cabin boy for passage across the Atlantic, the 13 year-old lad from Scotland finds his Uncle Angus “Pothole” McDuck — who also sought his fortune in the New World — down on his luck in Louisville, Kentucky. But Pothole wins a steamboat, the Dilly Dollar, in a poker match and hires his nephew as deckhand, introducing him to both a lifelong ally — Ratchet Gearloose, the grandfather of Duckburg’s eccentric inventor Gyro — and lifelong enemies: the criminal Beagle Boys.Continue reading “The Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Master of the Mississippi”
A country manor in the middle of nowhere. The largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in private hands. A curse and the duo of Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt. Throw these things together and you know you’re in for an excellent murder mystery.
Is there a curse? Is there really a mummy afoot? Or is it something else entirely?
In this fourth book of Simon R. Green’s Ishmael Jones series, Death Shall Come, we are presented with the same formula of “Ishmael and Penny need to solve a mystery”.
Those who have been reading the series from the beginning will inevitably ask themselves the question: How many people will survive this time?Continue reading “Death Shall Come”
Michal Matczak only has a few artworks that can be considered steampunk, but I think you’ll agree with me they’re worth a look.Continue reading “The Art of Michal Matczak”
Friend of the magazine Cory Gross, who blogs at Voyages Extraordinaries, is out with a second anthology of nineteenth-century science fiction, titled Science Fiction of Antebellum America: An Anthology.
The book, which can be ordered on Amazon, collects the earliest satires, hoaxes, macabre tales, lost world fantasies and fairy tales that established the genre of science fiction in the heady days between the American Revolution and the Civil War.Continue reading “Science Fiction of Antebellum America: An Anthology”
Tokyo-based Steven Wen is a game developer in real life, but in his spare time he regales followers of his social media with beautiful inked and sketched-style pieces of dieselpunk and steampunk worlds that seem to have stepped right out of our imaginations and the pages of beloved tomes.Continue reading “The Art of Steven Wen”
The publishers of the Amazon top-selling time-travel novel Timeslingers have partnered with Never Was to offer you, our reader, a complimentary copy of their brand-new Weird West adventure, Death of a Bounty Hunter.
All they’re asking in return is a review on Amazon. It’s not an obligation, but they hope you’ll write some words after reading the book.
Blending paranormal, steampunk and Western genres, Death of a Bounty Hunter creates something altogether different.Continue reading “Death of a Bounty Hunter: Free eBook for Never Was Readers”
Most of this German artist’s work is science fiction, but there are quite a few pieces in his collection that will delight aficionados of the ‘punk genres, including trains the size of skyscrapers, a steampunk time machine and a Tesla teleportation device!Continue reading “The Art of Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe”
Panji Andrian is an artist from Indonesia, whose work includes steampunk versions of London, Paris and Venice.Continue reading “The Art of Panji Andrian”
Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies (1995) is the first of the in-between chapters in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Keno Don Rosa places it before Chapter 1, calling it “Chapter 0”. It was even written and drawn before Chapter 1, but, as Rosa writes in The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion (2006), which collects all the “B” chapters, it would have been “bad form” to release the two stories around the same time, since they both tell how Scrooge earned his Number One Dime. Hence Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies wasn’t released until after the twelve chapters of The Life and Times.
The title mimics the wording and meter of “The Walrus and the Carpenter” poem in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass (1871):
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings –“
(Rosa never drew a cover for the story, so that’s why I’m showing you the first page.)Continue reading “The Times of Scrooge McDuck: Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies”