Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor, is a favorite of steampunks everywhere. We’ve heard a lot about his eccentricities, but here are ten more fascinating facts about the man. See the video now on You-Tube.
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Thomas Pynchon’s writing career has spanned half a century, earning him much critical acclaim. Believe it or not, Pynchon has written a novel in a steampunk vein, a weighty 2006 tome called Against the Day. Happily, it was available in audiobook, which these days is the only way I can find time for such a […]
Nikola Tesla was born 162 years ago today in Smiljan, Croatia. Known as a pioneer of radio, the father of alternating current, and the archetypal “mad scientist” he was awarded at least 278 patents. A lifelong eccentric, he never married nor had any romantic relationships, though he’s rumored to have been infatuated with a pigeon. […]
Today is the 171st birthday of Thomas Alva Edison. At Steampunk Desperado, we celebrate the birthday of Nikola Tesla, so it’s only fair we acknowledge his rival Edison as well. Edison has gotten some bad press in recent years as fans of Tesla have decried his treatment of the Serbian genius. But Edison’s domineering personality […]
This 2006 movie by Christopher Nolan, is set in late nineteenth century England. The movie is based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Christopher Priest. It’s not steampunk in the traditional sense, but it appears in this list because of the appearance of Nikola Tesla (played by the late David Bowie) and […]
At Nakota Publishing, we’re having a 99 cent sale on all e-books by Arlys and me from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. In the days counting down to the event, we’ll be taking a look at each of our literary works. Fidelio’s Automata is my second novel and my first foray into the steampunk genre. […]