This picture is from the Final Fantasy game series. However, the first time I saw it, my instant reaction was Star Wars: an interior shot from a dieselpunk Deathstar. The Tibetan mystic must sneak across the abyss without attracting the attention of its grey-coated sentries.
I pass this torch onward to my children. May they see our dream come true.
Meanwhile, I enjoy playing the Terraforming Mars boardgame every once in a while — link >>>
An event in the alternate timeline of The Ice War
In May 1939 the Russian military cloudship Dmitri Donskoi foundered with all hands in the icy wilderness of the southern continent Alba*. Complications caused by the ongoing Republican Rebellion and the impending austral winter delayed search and rescue attempts. When spring arrived five months later, an ice-tracker of the Danish Canopus-patruljen gendarmerie discovered the wreck.
Artist: Mike Doscher. Click on the picture for a larger version.
*Alba: A alternate continent around the south pole, being a larger and more dramatic substitute for Antarctica. It is the location of my dieselpunk spy adventure The Ice War — link >>>
Dieselpunk is characterized by, among other things, fanciful machinery and vehicles. Those gadgets must, however, originate in some place. Well, here it is: the archetypical dieselpunk engineering lab with, where you see Doctor Zarkov being busy with developing the repulsor device. (Those are used in cloudships in my novel The Ice War.)
Artist: Colton Dubell. Click on the picture for a much larger version.
This chap could be an adventurer in a Hongkongese action movie placed in the 1920s, a dapper Indiana Jones of the the Orient. Also, I could easily out him in my equally action-packed Ice War or Lemuria 1930s timelines. Unfortunately, I know little of Chinese script so I have no idea what the labeling says. The artist is also unknown.