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CiphersCiphers

 

Sometimes dreams to come true, and you get what you wished for.

 

Paul Di Filippo saw my blog! and sent me a copy of his book Ciphers, in one of his inimitable envelopes.

Laura Navarre's first novel, The Devil's Mistress, is published today. You can find an interview with the characters from that book here. That interview includes a cool contest!

 

 

Paul Di FilippoPaul Di Filippo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Guilty Pleasures: Romance Writing and Daniel Craig

James Bond as a Dark Romantic Hero

 

Laura NavarreLaura Navarre

 

Dirigibles, brass goggles, automata, submarines, and other steampun genre tropes

Jules VerneJules Verne

 

 

Love and the Tragic Monster

When I was a child my entrepreneur father moved us around a lot. Mostly we ended up in places where everyone spoke Spanish, from Mexico to Spain. As a result I learned how to read in Spanish before I learned how to read in English.  I learned how to conjugate verbs in Spanish while I was a schoolgirl in Spain but never really mastered the same material in English.

Is The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus Steampunk? What about Book of Eli?

 

A couple of blogs back I posted a list of media I think is steampunk. I am considering adding

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and The Book of Eli to that list. I'd like to hear arguments for and against. For example, does the fact that Imaginarium is set in the present day mean it is not steampunk?

See my guest blog on Steampunk and the recent movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, on Alicia Rasley's excellent blog on everything a writer needs to know.