Monthly Archives: April 2015

5 Minutes With PJ Thorndyke


This is a chance to learn a bit more about P. J. Thorndyke, author of the steampunk adventure novel, Golden Heart.


Twitter: PJThorndyke



About the Author

I started writing . . . I’ve always written. It was a major hobby as a child but I never really considered it a ‘grown up’ pursuit so I abandoned it a bit during my teenage years. When I was in my mid-twenties I began submitting short stories to magazines and online competitions and found some success in the horror market. It took a while for me to get the confidence together to tackle a novel, and now I’ve written several. Golden Heart is the first to be published.

What I love most about writing . . . The Freedom. There’s nobody telling you what you should be doing, when you should be doing it or how…

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Tea Time

My Heart Explodes


Set in the fanatic alternate history of the 1800s, Tea Time is a comedy that follows a conflicted mad scientist. Elizabeth is in a proper and strict world where inventors are held in high regard, but only ones that fit in. Her work has been rejected (again) and she has had it. Her Aunt Judith wants nothing more than for her to give up this foolishness, marry a proper gentleman and get out of her house (taking her machines with her). This particular day Judith has a different potential suitor waiting for her. A man Elizabeth is somewhat familiar with…

Tea Time (2014) is an award-winning steampunk short written and directed by J. Derek Howard and starring Erin Heckel (Elizabeth), William Gantt (George) and Adrielle Perkins (Judith). The film was “was shot with $3,000 over two days with a Canon 5D Mark 3 and some very talented people.” Watch this…

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Darwin’s Lowest Moment

The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shewn by man’s attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman- whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands. If two lists were made of the most eminent men and women in poetry, painting, sculpture, music (inclusive both of composition and performance), history, science, and philosophy, with half-a-dozen names under each subject, the two lists would not bear comparison. We may also infer, from the law of the deviation from averages, so well illustrated by Mr. Galton, in his work on Hereditary Genius, that if men are capable of a decided pre-eminence over women in many subjects, the average of mental power in man must be above that of woman.

Charles Darwin asking for quiet

Quote from Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man, proving that even a genius can be affected by the assumptions and discourse underlying his society and culture.

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Steampunk in art

Ginneys from nothing

I like clothes. I like Steampunk. And I love Disney. It’s a thing.

So when I see artists combine these things, I completely geek out. Usually I can keep my squeak of excitement internal.

But not always.

Anyway, Steampunked Disney Princesses. Are. Amazing.

And MecaniqueFairy on Deviantart has done some amazing work.

Like this Ariel:  

And if you were curious about a Steampunk Jasmine, this is amazing

And then on a non-Disney side, there’s Otto and Victoria who are fabulous.

Who can resist a napping octopus? 

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The Absolute Fun of Steampunk

A blog topic after my own heart.

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Steampunk Short: “The Alchemist’s Letter”

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The Airship Daimler – A Steampunk Vehicle


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