What makes a story Steampunk?

What makes a 'steampunk' story steampunk? I'm going to go with what Ben Bova said at his panel at Bubonicon in Albuquerque last year. He defined a science fiction story as one, in which, if you take the science out of the fiction, there's no story. The question has come up several times in the... Continue Reading →

Episode 20: The Cathood of Maurice

One from the vintage archives tonight. Bookworm Hienrichs reads The Cat-hood of Maurice by Edith Nesbit, a children's story from the December 1907 issue of The Strand Magazine. We found the original (ooh, illustrated!) on page 794 of Volume 34. While you are there, scroll to the back to marvel over the amazing vintage advertising.... Continue Reading →

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