June is steampunk month. From the first to the thirtieth, we will be covering all sorts of steampunk related material roughly 80% of the time. There will be a couple things talked about that aren’t related to clockwork and zeppelins, such as a review of John Scalzi’s novel Redshirts that comes out in June, as well as of the new film Prometheus that just begs for discussion.
As a tie-in to this month, our first pick for the Android Dreamer Book Club on Goodreads is the novel Dreadnought by Cherie Priest, which will be discussed throughout the month on our Goodreads club and will be formally reviewed here the last week of the month. You are encouraged to join the discussion and share your thoughts, which may be used (with your permission) in this very website in an article about group member reactions to the book of the month.
Among the steampunk related materials we will review are: James P. Blaylock’s Homunculus, Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura, William Gibson & Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine, Lindsay Buroker’s Flash Gold, and more. We still intend to make Fridays into the day where we post original fiction, but are still looking for the right writers. If you have written a steampunk short story that you think is up to snuff, we encourage you to submit your work to us for consideration.
Also a part of the fun that will go on well beyond this month: starting this coming Sunday, I will be reviewing the entire Firefly series on episode at a time every Sunday until all fourteen episodes, its film, and the tie-in comic series’ are done. Whether or not Firefly is actually steampunk is irrelevant; I’m doing it anyway. If this goes well, we may pick a new series to do one piece at a time after it is done.
If you can think of a steampunk related book, movie, or otherwise you think we should review, feel free to drop us a line at androiddreamerblog (at) gmail.com. We can’t guarantee every suggestion will be read or watched, but we would love to see them anyway. Thanks for reading!