My new article for The Pandora Society: Geared Towards Speculative Fiction I hope that you all enjoy!
For the Memory of Dragons by Julie Wentzel When I first picked up this book, I didn’t know much about the author or the story. It was a fantasy, mystery, and romance; those elements were enough to intrigue me. The fact that there were dragons (one of my […]
One of my favorite stories about J.R.R. Tolkien centers around the first time he wrote the following line: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Tolkien scribbled this on an exam he was grading for one of his students at Oxford. These small notations can eventually develop into short stories, or into one of the most enduring fantasy epics of our time, which is why getting these ideas down on paper (or on the computer/tablet screen) remains important.
Carole Browne writes speculative fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She is also a ghost blog writer, proofreader, copy editor, and copywriter. Along with a passion for gardening, Carol is an avid animal lover.
Today is designated by the UN as an International Day of Peace – an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Please join the loudest call for lasting peace the world has ever seen by marking the day in your homes and communities. Every act of kindness or forgiveness […]
Originally posted on Ky Grabowski:
Review Chris Pavesic writes a hell of a in depth story. The Caelimane Operation is layered with history, connections and details you can miss if you blink too quick. I did read over pages again to make sure I understood correctly but, that’s…
The horse was still the primary mode of transportation at the turn of the 20th Century in Europe and America, but that was poised to change. As people became more prosperous, they turned to the newly invented motor vehicle—available in steam, gasoline, or electric versions—for travel. Steam was already an established energy source for transportation, having proven reliable for powering trains, and by the 1850s it was viable to produce steam vehicles on a commercial basis. While initially more popular with the public than gasoline vehicles, steam cars were eventually a commercial failure. The current interest in alternative energy sources, however, has led to a renewed interest in developing a steam-powered vehicle for personal travel.
Death Before Daylight Release Day It’s here! The last book in The Timely Death Trilogy has released. What are readers saying about the finale? Death Before Daylight is available everywhere, but the first book is free. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads Two eternities. One ending. […]
Originally posted on Cogpunk Steamscribe:
Matt the Tinkerer and his Steampunk Ghostbuster’s Harness I am extremely fortunate to live in a city with a vibrant Steampunk Community. I am even more fortunate to have made a lot of new friends within the community, while at the same time…
The Crystal Palace, a giant glass and iron exhibition hall built in Hyde Park, housed the 1851 Great Exhibition of The Works of Industry of All Nations. Many consider this remarkable structure to be one of the touchstones of Victorian England—an intrinsic part of the cultural system that both shaped and reflected the nation’s values. Sir Joseph Paxton’s design made such an impact in the field of architecture that replicas of the structure were built in Spain and the United States. Yet such were mainstream British attitudes toward foreign influence during the Victorian era that the construction of The Crystal Palace, and the Great Exhibition, almost didn’t occur.