A Clockwork Christmas authors
So, now it's time for the A Clockwork Christmas authors to confess what their dream steampunk devices would be. Remember, comment on any post this week to go in the draw to win a set of A Clockwork Christmas romance trading cards.
J K Coi
My ideal steampunk device? Well, I asked my son this question because he’s also fascinated by steampunk, and he said … a steampunk Transformer! Wouldn’t that be cool?
P G Forte
I think my ideal steampunk device already exists, at least in some fashion: a steampowered coffee maker. Really, what more could an author want?
In the fantasy realm, however, I would love a telectroscope. http://gothamist.com/2008/05/22/telectroscope_t.php#photo-1
Oh, this one is EASY. I love writing on my laptop, really. Sometimes, though, a story will hit a brick wall, and that’s when I throw my brain a change-up and reach for a pen. What I wouldn’t give to reach for a pen like this one:
But I would like to add a few things to it:
- A Taser device
- A blowgun equipped with tranquilizer darts
- A perfume atomizer (filled with Pleasures, from Estee Lauder =D)
- Lip balm
- Maybe a Geiger counter or zombie detector built into the handle. You know… just in case.
I wish I owned a Cabinet of Curiosities House, one that unfolded like a pop-up book, shooting out new rooms as and when they were needed. It would be so convenient. Guest bedrooms that only needed cleaning when someone visited. A dining room that only emerged at Christmas or big formal gatherings. More spectacularly, imagine having a fold-out ballroom or a dirigible landing platform? Yup, I definitely want a Cabine of Curiosities House.
However, in the real world, I'm happy to settle for my beloved copy of "The Steampunk Bible" (http://steampunkbible.com/). It's full of inspiration and provides a strong sense of the vibrant Steampunk community -- one which welcomes everyone! I love the fantastic Steampunk ethos Bruce Sterling shares in the book, "The past is a kind of future that has already happened." p.13.
How about you? Any steampunk devices you wish you had? Or are lucky enough to own? Or make us truly envious and tell us about anything steampunkish that you've created.
A Clockwork Christmas
We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas
Changed forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.
"Crime Wave in a Corset" by Stacy Gail
"This Winter Heart" by PG Forte
"Wanted: One Scoundrel" by Jenny Schwartz
"Far From Broken" by JK Coi
Stories also available for purchase separately.