Monthly Archives: June 2017

Leviathan by: Scott Westerfeld — darnellouis

Summary: Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant […]

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Book Review: Lady of Devices: A Steampunk adventure novel — reviewsrusweb

Ms Adina has the beginnings of a truly fun series here. From the very first page you can feel the time period clearly. With that slight twist to the left she takes us from a traditional Victorian novel to something new and fun. Steampunk is a growing genre and this book tells you why. There […]

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Gears of Fate by Wilbert Stanton — Davetopia

Fusing steampunk, fairy tales, and European myths, Stanton creates a new perspective on trope of a simple farmboy getting drawn into a quest to save a nation from an evil usurper.

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I’m Back!

There – didn’t that month go quickly? Writing wise, I have picked up two possible freelance jobs, and heard a whole lot of nothing from everyone else. I have completed three short stroeis and two articles.

June 2017

Cogpunk Steamscribe and the Eldest Coglet.

Real life just wanted to get in the way this month. I have been having preventative medical proceedures like colonoscopies and eye exams and visits to my Diabetes doctor … which are all time consuming. There has been a death in my family (one of my aunts, a lovely woman) and the little dog had massive medical problems of his own. In fact, the little dog’s having quite the time of it, but now he is getting better.


My eye cavity was filled with tears, (my eye was removed when I was a puppy), caused by a huge and painful tooth abscess that involved pulling eight of my teeth. I also have ear infections because of the abscess. However, all the love and cuddles is making me better.

I will now be back to posting three or four times a week.

Hey, how about the current season of Doctor Who? Isn’t it amazing? I love Bill and Nardole.

I have 88 rejections, with my goal of 100 rejections, but I don’t hear back as often as I would hope. Still, I have been sending stuff off and getting acceptances. I am going to make my goal for 100 rejections for next financial year as well.

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