Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse genealogies of the digital humanities and to unite their methodologies with nineteenth-century literature and media archaeology. The result is nineteenth-century digital humanities, a retrofuturist approach in which readings of steampunk novels like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine and Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings collide with nineteenth-century technological histories like Charles Babbage's use of the difference engine to enhance worker productivity and Isabella Bird's spirit photography of alternate history China. Along the way, Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities considers steampunk as a public form of digital humanities scholarship and activism, examining projects like Kinetic Steam Works's reconstruction of Henri Giffard's 1852 steam-powered airship, Jake von Slatt's use of James Wimshurst's 1880 designs to create an electric influence machine, and the queer steampunk activism of fans appearing at conventions around the globe. Steampunk as a digital humanities practice of repurposing reacts to the growing sense of multiple non-human temporalities mediating our human histories: microtemporal electricities flowing through our computer circuits, mechanical oscillations marking our work days, geological stratifications and cosmic drifts extending time into the millions and billions of years. Excavating the entangled, anachronistic layers of steampunk practice from video games like Bioshock Infinite to marine trash floating off the shore of Los Angeles and repurposed by media artist Claudio Garzón into steampunk submarines, Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities uncovers the various technological temporalities and multicultural retrofutures illuminating many alternate histories of the digital humanities.
This fantastic and creative, kids coloring book, is packed full of cool coloring pages full of kids' favorite animals, and specially designed to be perfect for kids aged 3-8 to color with just the right level of detail for the age range. From perfect pets and furry baby animals, to woodland creatures and jungle beasts, right through to brilliant birds, fun fish and beautiful nature scenes, this book definitely contains a rich variety of awesome coloring pictures, which are sure to delight and thrill any animal loving kid with hours-and-hours of coloring fun. What you will find inside the book: - More 50 individual, single sided designs. - Many types of animals, including land, sea and airborne. - Size 8'' x 10'', not too big but not too small. Activities such as coloring will improve your child's pencil grip, as well as helping them to relax, self-regulate their mood and develop their imagination. So if you are looking for a seriously fun and totally cool coloring book, packed with amazing animals for a kid who loves to color, then Kids Coloring Books Animal Coloring Book is the book for you!
An outrageous trio of novellas that twist the Victorian era out of shape, by a master of alternate history: “Spooky, haunting, hilarious” (William Gibson). Welcome to the world of steampunk, a nineteenth century outrageously reconfigured through weird science. With his magnificent trilogy, acclaimed author Paul Di Filippo demonstrates how this unique subgenre of science fiction is done to perfection—reinventing a mannered age of corsets and industrial revolution with odd technologies born of a truly twisted imagination. In “Victoria,” the inexplicable disappearance of the British monarch-to-be prompts a scientist to place a human-lizard hybrid clone on the throne during the search for the missing royal. But the doppelgänger queen comes with a most troubling flaw: an insatiable sexual appetite. The somewhat Lovecraftian “Hottentots” chronicles the very unusual adventure of Swiss naturalist and confirmed bigot Louis Agassiz as his determined search for a rather grisly fetish plunges him into a world of black magic and monsters. Finally, in “Walt and Emily,” the hitherto secret and quite steamy love affair between Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman is revealed in all its sensuous glory—as are their subsequent interdimensional travels aboard a singular ship that transcends the boundaries of time and reality. Ingenious, hilarious, ribald, and utterly remarkable, Di Filippo’s The Steampunk Trilogy is a one-of-a-kind literary journey to destinations at once strangely familiar and profoundly strange.
Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history. Praise for The Steampunk Bible: "The Steampunk Bible is an informed, informative and beautifully illustrated survey of the subject." -The Financial Times "The Steampunk Bible is far and away the most intriguing catalog of all things steam yet written." -The Austin Chronicle “It’s hard to imagine how VanderMeer and Chambers could have put together a stronger collection. Its publication marks a significant, self-conscious moment in the history of the movement.” —PopMatters.com
No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells's tales of time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunk series. Fans old and new will be delighted by Basic and Sumberac's four-color illustrations spiked with Steampunk machinery, gadgets, and fashion.
Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, the wildly popular steampunk genre is here to stay. Now...long live the revolution! Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot, new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future. Lev Grossman’s “Sir Ranulph Wykeham-Rackham, GBE, a.k.a. Roboticus the All-Knowing” is the Six-Million-Dollar Steampunk Man, possessing appendages and workings recycled from metal parts, yet also fully human, resilient, and determined. Bruce Sterling’s “White Fungus” introduces steampunk’s younger cousin, salvage-punk, speculating on how cities will be built in the future using preexisting materials. Cat Valente’s “Mother Is a Machine” explores the merging of man and machine and a whole new form of parenting. In Jeff VanderMeer’s anti-steampunk story “Fixing Hanover,” a creator must turn his back on his creation because it is so utterly destructive. And Cherie Priest presents “The Clockroach,” a new and very unsettling mode of transportation. Going far beyond corsets and goggles, Steampunk Revolution is not just your granddad’s zeppelin—it’s an even wilder ride.
In the dark, rainy town of St. Ives, twenty-two-year-old Te Evangeline works for paranormal investigator Babu Cherian. The work isn't very dangerous—Te's not sure she even believes in the supernatural. But she knows that her father believed enough to work as Babu's partner, until he died mysteriously five years ago. Since then, St.Ives has been relatively quiet. But when a friend of Babu's is murdered under impossible circumstances, Te learns that the dead man was keeping an ancient power at bay, and the creature he was guarding has escaped. Now Te and Babu must track down what killed him, and capture it before it can unleash an evil as old as time. As Te's investigations lead her into the darkest corners of the city, uncanny signs point to this death being linked to her father's. Te is beginning to believe in a world where things are not as they seem—where old powers are awakening and realities shifting, and where Te may find that she herself is somehow stranger and more powerful than she ever imagined.
An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility. Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.
Can a clever girl inventor uncover a ruthless pirate’s heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the author of the acclaimed Hour of the Bees. When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief — and guilt. It was a submarine of Fidelia’s invention that her parents were in when they died, and it was she who pressed them to stay out longer when the raging Undertow was looming. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents — and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it’s too late?
Since he was a small child Andre has been treated like a monster because of his mechanical parts - scorned and reviled by children and adults alike. He's learned to hide himself away from people. Arabella, an airship engineer in training, doesn't believe he's a monster at all. But can she convince him of that? When she's forced to join him on his airship, The Rose, on a flight through the winter skies it's an opportunity to teach him that love is for everyone and humanity is more than just flesh and blood.
Deep Ocean Diver notebook. Great for divers, vintage steampunk lovers or exploration of the deep sea. About the notebook: The interior is filled with 120 college ruled sheets of paper. 6 x 9 in Features a retro deep sea diver in a standard living dress suit Get your very own deep sea diver journal dairy today!
A Mindblowingly Unique Coloring Book--Where Cute Meets Cyberpunk! Step inside the incredible original world of "Steampunk Animals" an industrial coloring book combining the adorability of animals with the awesomeness of steampunk design. With all kinds of beautiful, hand-drawn steampunk animals, from sharks and fish to foxes and felines, this book is a unique addition to any coloring book enthusiast's collection. Looking for more? Try our other great books books: Pocket Cat Coloring Book: Mini Feline Creations for Portable Relaxation and Mindfulness Pocket Ocean Coloring Book: Mini Underwater Creations for Portable Relaxation and Mindfulness or for something fun and funny: Zombie Mandala Coloring Book: A Calming Adult Activity Book for When You're Feeling a Little...Undead
Lissa is press-ganged to serve as a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but fine gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq. Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head urge her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her bizarre link with the dust and the scary creatures that live in it.
An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead? The Company of Rogues finally knows the identity of the mastermind behind a plot against the queen—but their enemy is still one step ahead of them. When he kidnaps one of theirs, the Rogues plan a daring rescue mission that will lead them into the heart of the bloodthirsty Crimson Court. It's a job for a master thief, and there's nothing Charlie Todd likes more than a challenge. To pull off the impossible, Charlie needs a crew, including the only thief who's ever been able to outfox him. He broke her heart. But now she must risk it all to save his life... Lark's spent years trying to forget her past, but the one thing she can't ignore is the way a single smile from Charlie still sets her heart on fire. When he proposes they work together again, it feels just like old times, but she has one rule: this is strictly business. It's Charlie's last chance to prove he can be trusted with her heart. But Lark's keeping a deadly secret. And as passions are stirred and the stakes mount, it might be the kind of secret that could destroy them all... Ocean's 11 meets Dracula, in this sexy paranormal heist by USA Today Bestselling Author, Bec McMaster. If you like sexy paranormal romances, steampunk shenanigans, and plenty of action-adventure (vampires, dirigible flights, and steamy rooftop chases), then dive into this thrilling heist with Charlie and Lark.
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." --Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart developed a love of flying at a very young age. What began as a simple joy became something much deeper--a commitment to open doors for all women. As Amelia built a name for herself in the field of aviation--breaking numerous records along the way--she inspired future trailblazers to soar to new heights. With an introduction by astronaut pioneer Eileen Collins, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean focuses on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Panel by panel, it offers a glimpse of her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women's rights. Above all, it leaves us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.
For the writers how want to expand their understanding of the craft of writing! Pull the reader deeper into your story by allowing them to experience the Setting on a deeper level. It can be the difference between standing on a beach facing the Pacific Ocean, feeling the sand beneath your bare toes, inhaling the scent of tangy salt spray, hearing the roar and slam of the waves versus looking at a postcard.
In Dangerous Sea, an ocean adventure of epic proportions awaits. Within these pages, you will meet towering sea gods, steampunk leviathans, flesh-eating water horses, and mermaids of every stripe. From tidal pools to the deep sea, you will find beautiful, deadly creatures to color. Drawn in the style of a graphic novel or an adventure comic, Dangerous Sea is a coloring book for comic fans as well as fans of non-traditional coloring books. The mythical and the natural clash beneath the waves in scenes of battle that include a selkie and shark, an octoman and a band of pirates. Dangerous Sea showcases a variety of ocean myth, such as the celtic water horse the each-uisge, and the sea god Manannan Mac Lir. Mermaids and sirens are reimagined with unique designs inspired by myths from all over the world. Legends of the deep like the kraken and the dragon Pulao are drawn with intoxicating detail. This book will satisfy a sense of adventure for fantasy and ocean lovers, as well as anyone looking for a unique and exciting coloring experience. Bolt on your helmet and dive into Dangerous Sea
Scheduler / Weekly planner for 2020 with unique Cover 12 months from January 2020 - December 2020 Handy 6" x 9" Format Weekly overview Two pages per week Clear layout (for a quick overview) Elegant Flexible Cover Practical Do To List (all important things at a glance) Space for Notes (shopping list, ideas, motto, bible verses etc.) List for Goals Pages for Notes (for notes, contacts, recipes, ideas, drafts etc.) Week numbers Federal holidays 2020 Appointment Calendar 2020 with unique cover - the perfect companion in 2020 for family, job and education. A practical and clear helper in everyday life to keep an eye on all dates and important events. Funny gift idea for birthday or christmas.