Sunday, October 30, 2011

Steampunk Sunday: Miscellany

Here are some tasty treats to be shared right before Halloween!

Over at deviantART, "HelleTitch" has an awesome Steampunk Disney gallery which I thought was totally fun; here are a few of my faves:
                                                                 Steampunk Princesses
                                                                 Steampunk Ursula
                                                              Steampunk Maleficent

Also, over on his blog, Mike Perschon has been pondering the intersection of horror and steampunk and provides a list of books combining steampunk with monsters here (good reading here!)

That's it for today!  Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Anniversary & PHANTASMAGORIA by Justin Monroe

Today's my blog-iversary!  Yep, today my lil' ol' blog is officially two years old and I'm very happy about that!  I'm not the most prolific blogger, or the most detailed, but I like to think that my reviews may point out books to people that maybe wouldn't have known about them otherwise.  So thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and I hope you keep checking in!  Now for a little change of pace...

A photographer I've been a big fan of for awhile is Justin Monroe.  His work is definitely Not Safe For Work, so be advised but it IS brilliant, dark and very glam, not to mention VERY sexual.  To help celebrate Halloween, he has a great photo spread on his site called PHANTASMAGORIA and here are a few of my fave takes from it:

New Cover Art & Retro STAR WARS Travel Posters

Via A Dribble of Ink, new cover art for Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, from Angry Robot Books:

...Aiden also featured the retro "travel posters" by Justin Van Genderen and they are awesome!  I really am loving the minimalist approach he's taken with the posters:

Great, aren't they?  You can see the rest of the collection here and purchase them here.

Also, Angry Robot revealed some more cover art from the 2012 schedule; lots of eye candy here!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


At, it's Steampunk Week and here you will find great reviews and interviews, exciting sweepstakes, steampunk crafts and very informative articles; go check it out!

                     Bruno Accioly, one of the Founding Father's of the Brazilian Steampunk movement

Today Angry Robot revealed the cover art for Chris Holm's Collector books, Dead Harvest and The Wrong Goodbye.  The books will be released in March and November 2012, respectively.  I am loving the distressed look of the covers and in particular the very Dia de Los Muertos vibe of The Wrong Goodbye; thanks, Angry Robot!  Now I have even more books to add to my ever-growing TBR mountain pile!

Here's the press release from Angry Robot:

"So, how do you like these babies, Joe?

You see, the new urban fantasy series from the inimitable Chris F. Holm is a touch, shall we say, noir. OK, not so much a touch, more double-dipped, with an extra crunchy topping of NOIRRRRR. Just take a look at those titles for starters. Looks like somebody has been soaking up the Hammett and Chandler, and then twisting them for their own diabolically devious purposes.
So what’s a publisher to do? Well, what we chose to do was dive in with both feet, BLAM! You want noir, with a classic feel? Oh yeah, these new covers from Amazing15, with art direction by yours truly, reference all that’s great in mid-70s crime paperback design. Well sometimes, you know, genius just… steals. And we Robots wouldn’t have it any other way.
The first of these books featuring soul collector Sam Thornton, Dead Harvest, will be in stores in March next year, with The Wrong Goodbye following in November."

Wow, 2012 is going to be another stellar year for Angry Robot, just sayin'!