Werewolves are one of the classic movie monsters. They've been scaring us on film since The Wolf Man, and there have been legends of werewolves since medieval times. On this guide you'll find stories, myths and legends about those who howl at the full moon and other shapeshifters.
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Founded in 2009, Beyond Victoriana focuses on non-Western cultures, underrepresented minorities in Western histories (Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, First Nation, Hispanic, black / African & other marginalized identities), and the cultural intersection between the West and the non-West.
Steampunk first emerged as a genre in the 1980s and has recently seen an upsurge of popularity, especially in young adult fiction. It is primarily characterized by the use of steam technology and a Victorian-era sense of style, fashion, and art.
When the Time Traveler crash-lands in the year 802,701, he is surrounded by lush landscapes and a small, gentle people named Eloi. Amazed by their apparent bliss, he wishes to bring their secrets back to his troubled time. As the sun sets, however, all harmony is shattered when the time machine disappears and the fearsome Morlocks stalk the cowering Eloi.
The worlds all are run by a clockwork system that connects people to the Creator. But something has gone wrong with the clockworks, and Hethor, a young clockmaker's apprentice, has been appointed by the Angel Gabriel to travel to the inner workings of the Earth and wind the mainspring. The only problems are that he doesn't know how to get there or where the key to the mainspring is.
Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy.
With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes.
Suddenly Frey isn't just a nuisance anymore - he's public enemy number one, with the Coalition Navy on his tail and contractors hired to take him down. But Frey knows something they don't. That freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey has been framed to take the fall. If he wants to prove it, he's going to have to catch the real culprit. He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons. It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not the criminal they think he is ...
Queen Victoria has been replaced by a human/newt clone, Massachusetts is being invaded by monsters, and Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman travel through time to meet Allen Ginsburg in this collection of novellas.
A historical figure already larger than life, Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton, pursues a legendary and violent Victorian creature, Spring Heeled Jack, at the behest of the prime minister in this convincingly researched debut. Fans of steampunk will be intrigued by the alternate history setting, in which the queen dies mid-century; they will also enjoy following Burton and his sidekick, poet Algernon Swinburne, as they investigate the dark secrets of 19th-century England and recall Burton's legendary expedition to find the source of the Nile. Burton is an intriguing character, but the story might have benefited by more than token appearances of his intrepid fiancée, Isabel Arundell, and better integration of the fantastical elements--werewolves, time travelers--into the narrative before a wild ending that pulls everything together.
How can you resist the lovely Agent Eliza Braun in her bulletproof corset? Archivist Wellington Books manages surprisingly well considering she just rescued him from durance vile. (Of course he has a real dislike of guns. And Eliza’s fondness for dynamite is a little alarming.)
The Phoenix Society, a murderous cabal devoted to world domination and wife-swapping, is operating in the London shadows, but the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (the Crown's clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling) doesn’t seem interested.
Eliza isn’t about to let the matter rest and drags Books into the fray. . .
In a Russia where the Decembrists' rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854, Sasha Trubetskaya wants nothing more than to have a decent debut ball in St. Petersburg. But her aunt's feud with the emperor lands Sasha at university, where she becomes one of its first female students - an experiment, she suspects, designed more to prove female unsuitability for such pursuits than offer them education.
The pressure intensifies when Sasha's only friends - Chinese students - start disappearing, and she begins to realize that her new British companion, Jack, has bigger secrets than she can imagine! Sasha and Jack find themselves trying to stop a war brewing between the three empires.
The only place they can turn to for help is the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace, newly founded by the Taiping rebels. Pursued by the terrifying Dame Florence Nightingale of the British Secret Service, Sasha and Jack escape across Siberia via train to China. Sasha discovers that Jack is not quite the person she thought he was...but then again, neither is she.
"You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I'm one of the girls what works in the HÃ´tel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. HÃ´tel has a little hat over the o like that. It's French, so Beatrice tells me." Set in the late 19th centuryâe"when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the houseâe"a resourceful groupâe"and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heapâe"a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered. Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science.
Doc Holliday needs to replenish his bankroll quickly and uses his skill as a shootist to turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of Billy the Kid. Doc enlists the aid of both magic (Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison).
Due to the release of Blight Gas sixteen years ago, Seattle has been transformed into a city of living dead. Briar and her son Zeke live in a poor neighborhood near the wall that was built to keep the undead locked up. History says that Zeke's father was responsible for the catastrophe, but Zeke is determined to find out the real truth and clear his father's name.
Violet Adams wants to attend Illyria College, a school for the most brilliant up-and-coming scientific minds, founded by the late Duke Illyria, and run by his son, who has held to his father's policy that the college remain male-only. Violet disguises herself as her twin brother, Ashton, and gains entry. There's blackmail, mysterious killer automata, the way Violet's pulse quickens whenever Ernest speaks to her, and a deadly legacy left by Ernest's father.
Marrying the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with scientific advances and imaginative technologies, Steampunk has a distinctive look. Celebrating the elegant and the strange, 30 artists represented in Steampunk : the art of Victorian futurism have created visually arresting works including sculptures, graphics, bizarre oils and contraptions—from skull cameras to rocket-fueled diving bells.
A fan of the Steampunk look? This how-to guide to jewelry-making focuses on techniques that even a beginner can use to create pieces in the Steampunk style. The techniques include simple stringing, gluing, stitching, wirework, hammering, stamping, and off-loom beadwork. Each project includes a complete list of needed materials and tools along with step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear illustrations.
Brothers Winchester, Remington, and Colt Jackson take up the family tradition of vampire and demon hunting in this steampunk western. Colt battles a vampire, fallen archangel, and a demon lord while looking for his father's Book of legends. He also encounters the succubus Lily, who is willing to make a bargain to become human again. Book one of the Legend Chronicles.
Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, this re-envisioning of Doyle's detective isn't steampunk strictly speaking. But the Victorian world is very much on display in Guy Ritchie’s vision of Holmes and Ritchie includes more gadgetry and invention that was usually present in Doyle’s stories.
Lord Blackwood, serial killer and occult “sorcerer” is sentenced to hang after Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson rescue Blackwood’s last victim. But after Blackwood’s sentence is carried out, others begin to die and it seems Blackwood has returned from the grave. . .
Finley, who has a beastly alter ego inside of her, joins Duke Griffin's army of misfits to help stop the Machinist, the criminal behind a series of automaton crimes, from carrying out a plan to kill Queen Victoria during the Jubilee.
Born in a hot-air balloon over Paris during the 1878 World Fair, Conor Broekhart seems destined to fly. Growing up on the Saltee Islands off the Irish Coast, Conor lives an almost idyllic life. He spends time with his best friend (a princess), the king who treats him like a son, and his tutor who shares Conor’s obsession with making a flying machine. But everything changes when Conor witnesses the murder of his king. Labeled a traitor Conor is thrown into prison, forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions.
Naturally Conor devotes himself to escaping the prison in order to save his life. . .