I would venture to say that a good share of women will thoroughly enjoy this book, but it was not my cup of tea. There were many times I could not put it down because it was pretty exciting.
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars. Let me say first that I wanted to like this book more than I did and give it a higher rating. Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine. By Paul Fraser Collard - Published Louisiana, Jack Lark has fought on both sides of the Civil War. Sickened by what he sees as the futile and pointless slaughter Read Review. By Melanie Gillman - Published History is written by the rule makers, but sometimes the rules are wrong.
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The Victorian age certainly has similarities to today! I actually took a class recently in Victorian Literature and really enjoyed it and how it can apply to steampunk! Thanks for sharing : I'm really enjoying following the tour! It's fun seeing you here, Andra.
It's good stuff, and fun to incorporate a story! What an interesting book! Enjoyed the post and excerpt.
Learned a lot about steampunk, which is a new genre for me. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway. Thanks, Booklady! I really like steampunk for it's diversity.
I've read purely science fiction steampunks, ones in a magical society, and some that are a combination. I've read several that have vampires and zombies.
It makes it fun! The Explosion of Steampunk:.
It sure is an honor! In any case, I was asked to talk a little bit about the explosion of the steampunk genre. I think steampunk has become so popular because of a renewed fascination with the Victorian period. Not unlike today, the Victorian age experienced a revolution of science and industry.
It was an age that saw an explosion of steamships, the first transcontinental railroad, Darwinism, and the first recorded instance of acid rain in It was an age that saw the end of slavery, new theories of our origins, and the transition from the first industrial revolution to the second. Society was evolving, and social mores were shifting. There is a lot of conflict inherent in the age.
Working with that assumption, the rise of steampunk is based on the conflict that was inherent in the time period.
It has less to do with either magic or science fiction than it does with the conflict of the society. It was an age attempting to embrace science and traditional religion, but also looking for something in mysticism and the occult. Conflict drives all stories, and the Victorian era was rife with it. I enjoyed being here, and discussing steampunk!
I hope to be back soon! The American Civil War has raged for more than ten years.