After a long and tiresome hiatus, I have returned to the creative keyboard (unlike the mundane one at the office). Since last autumn, some beta-readers have given me a lot of constructive feedback on the Dusk and Dawn MS, a steam(ish)-punk adventure in the Patchwork World setting. So I have started doing a thorough revision, starting from chapter one. I will do a complete overhaul of the final third of the story after realizing what will be the “hero’s journey” for protagonist Fennec. I will insert an ancient human archetype in a science fiction context, emphasizing growth and responsibility. It feels so good to return to that alien multi-faceted world, the home of so many of my dreams.
Perhaps a Slavic Steampunk Jedi, by Polish illustrator Jakub Różalski (link >>> )
Swedish actress Electra Hallman as Hedda in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Click on the picture for a larger version. Photo: The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.
Inventor Nikola Tesla in his laboratory. The archetypic “mad scientist”, though actually a real-life person.
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Take a pinch of dieselpunk, a pinch of steampunk, a pinch of Carolus Rex (link >>>), and a pinch of tarpunk — and voilà.
A scene that could be straight out of the Victorian science fiction role-playing game Space 1889. It appears that someone brought a marine reptile from Venus to Milwaukee and lost it in the local waterways. (Click on the picture for a larger version.)
Aviatrix by Priscilla Kim. Click on the picture for a larger version