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Spring Heeled Jack – Origins


The Banjolele is a strange instrument, but one that Lord Edenred loved to listen to, especially when it was being played by his faithful manservant, Burke. Standing at a mere five and a half feet, he was a methodical and meticulous man, making the most of the generous clothing allowance granted to him by his … Continue reading

The Road to Asylum starts here


For those readers that don’t know, the Asylum is probably the biggest Steampunk gathering in the UK. For those readers that don’t know, Steampunk is set in a time that┬ánever existed. A time when Queen Victoria ruled and men and women explored the world, inner- and outer-space using technology that we find in our times, … Continue reading

The item of clothing-wear that every steampunk gentleman needs


Forget top hats, goggles and pith helmets. No truly sartorial man should ever wear shirts with buttons on the cuff, especially if he claims to be a steampunk. A true steampunk, or Victorian gent (God Bless Her), should wear shirts with double cuffs so that he can place upon them cufflinks that not only show … Continue reading

Win a place in my next book!


I’m currently giving away the first five chapters of my Steampunk/Steamfantasy novel -https://matthewsylvester.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/237/. All you have to do to enter, is to leave a – polite – comment about the story on the page. Once I’ve closed the competition, I shall then pick a winner. Or two. Maybe even three! Just depends on how much … Continue reading

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