Category Archives: Steampunk

Where art meets science: Steampunk dinosaurs?

The life-sized skeleton sculptures of Dinosaurs in Motion weren’t steam-powered. Some moved when touched, their heavy heads bobbing on spring-loaded necks. Others operated like giant marionettes, hanging on a system of cables and pulleys, moved by cranks. Electric motors powered … Continue reading

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Cogs and Captains at Contemporal 2013

I had a great time this weekend at ConTemporal, the 2nd annual steampunk convention in North Carolina. SO. MANY. COSTUMES. And I love costumes, but the highlight for me was meeting musician, artist, author, Dr. Strange impersonator, and award-winning stop-action … Continue reading

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My schedule for ConTemporal

Fri 5 pm – Is There Something in the Water? (panelist) North Carolina, and especially the Triangle, seems to produce a high number of science fiction and fantasy writers. What ‘s special about this area that allows this speculative fiction … Continue reading

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The year ahead: 2013

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on January 27, 2013. In many ways, 2012 dazzled me. My debut novel STELLARNET REBEL released in January and the sequel STELLARNET PRINCE followed in November. I attended … Continue reading

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Post-holiday ebook readers guide: Steampunk

Now that you have a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone, why not load it up with some wonderful things to read? Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting suggestions to help you choose a good book to cuddle … Continue reading

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Post-holiday ebook readers guide: Paranormal

Now that you have a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone, why not load it up with some wonderful things to read? Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting suggestions to help you choose a good book to cuddle … Continue reading

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Telling tales with jewelry

This post originally appeared November 2, 2012, on An Eclectic Author. I love to tell stories. Sometimes I tell them with words, sometimes with glass, wire and broken pocket watches. I’m an author and a jewelry designer, and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Top 10 favorite sci-fi movie and TV moments

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on August 12, 2012. I’m not about to attempt a ranking of the best sci-fi moments of all time. If you want some of that, there’s Ultimate Top Ten … Continue reading

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Props, cosplay and sci-fi shamanism

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on July 15, 2012. I recently scored not one but TWO bottles that look just like Cardassian kanar, only $12 on eBay. I’ve seen single bottles going for $50 … Continue reading

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Porn for a geek girl

I imagine every man with a computer has a collection of “special” downloads. His own little private, pornographic Pinterest. I have a collection, too. But going through my stash of favorite images today, I started wondering what in the world … Continue reading

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