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need Beta Readers
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Hello Dieselpunks. I'm looking for a few beta readers for my ebook that is coming out this summer. If you are interested in giving it a read and then giving me your honest opinion I can email it to…Continue

Tags: west, pulp, weird, dieselpunk, beta

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Mark Brown May 6, 2011.

I need freelance illustrations
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Any illustrators out there looking for freelance? I'm working on a dieselpunk, weird western pulp and want illustrations for the website, cover image, wallpapers, etc.Talk to me.Continue

Tags: weird, west, dieselpunk, ad, illustrations

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Mark Brown Mar 19, 2011.

Jordan Reyne, an interesting listen

Here is a nice review from steampunk news highlighting an interesting musician from New Zealand.http://www.steampunknews.co.uk/?p=2474Continue

Tags: folk, industrial, Reyne, jordon, Music

Started Feb 2, 2011

Wild Wild West Conference in Tucson; anyone going?

Anyone considering the Wild Wild West Conference in Tucson this March? http://www.wildwildwestcon.com/ I'm thinking about going, but…Continue

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I'm a long-time sci-fi fan who has just recently awoken to the wonder of the alternate history and retro-futurism feel of steam and dieselpunk. Currently working on a steam/dieselpunk novel that takes place in the Texas borderlands in 1918 titled "Fist Full of Reefer." I've been calling the series Reeferpunk, but I would love some feedback on other genre pieces from that time period.

Looking forward to recommendations and discussions around this fascinating sub-genre of speculative fiction. Hit me up.

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At 4:40pm on February 19, 2013, Gavin Wilson said…

Not entirely sure what to call it yet. Probably something like Operation ---- or Project ----. Still thinking about that. It'll be a novella rather than a longer piece though. 

Having a bit of a fantasy moment at present. Latest smackdown in The Pub is fantasy oriented. 'Tis kinda fun, haven't done fantasy for ages. 

At 4:18pm on February 19, 2013, Gavin Wilson said…

Aye still hacking away at it. I'e got the story plan pretty much settled, just got to flash it out now. Rather enjoying it, but got a bit more research to do on Churchill before I finish it. Once I've got it done I'll start chucking it up on Wattpad. 

Currently editing Windblown Saviour so I can get it up on Smashwords and also going to put my short story compilation on Amazon. Too many words, not enough brain cells...

Enjoying your Green Ones series on Wattpad. Hope it does well. 

At 5:43pm on May 5, 2011, Larry said…
I would love to help. I don't have an ebook reader (my wife does but I don't use it). My busy is so tight I might not be able to finish it but I can give you some feedback if you want to send me a pdf file. My email is so2001@swbell.net.
At 7:15pm on February 28, 2011, Eric Langlois said…

Strangely enough, I hadn't given maritime tech much thought. I imagine that ships would be useful as refueling stations, to allow airships to make longer or more continuous patrols. Other than, that, I'll have to think on it. I really what you were saying about Ukraine.

As far as your TL, you might want to look into Civil War era torpedo boats. They weren't quite submersibles, but they sat low in the water, yet had a shallow enough draft for the harbors and waterways of the american south.

At 12:32am on February 28, 2011, Eric Langlois said…

Well, it's still early days yet, but right now I've got the US remaining isolationist and the German Spring 1918 offensive not happening, prolonging the Great war by three or four years. In that time, rigid airships become more prevalent as Germany uses them to continue trading. The US, the main helium provider in the world, trades with everyone and purchases zeppelin plans, and rigid airships are adopted by all the major powers for trade and logistics. I'm also toying with the idea of the People's Republic of Ukraine surviving. 

My story will take place in the early 1930s, involving the theft of a fighter prototype by mercenaries in the pay of the newly risen Nazi Party. The theft was organized by the test pilot's superiors at Supermarine. I'm thinking War for Fun and Profit. That's about all I've got so far.

At 12:00am on February 21, 2011, Lillian Alchemy said…
thanks for the friend request
At 4:13pm on February 12, 2011, Jacob Savage said…
Thank you, I plan to share it here once it is ready, and indeed I often think I don't have Illustrative talents either! But practice makes perfect, so I'm soldiering through:)
At 11:44am on February 10, 2011, Jacob Savage said…

I bet you will make it, the premise of the story sounds very interesting, and virtual or not a good story is bound to grab peoples attention!  Granted this is coming from a man who neglects sleep and hits the sack at 4 in the morning just because he doesn't want to stop reading, but hey!


And yes, I actually am working on something of a story/graphic novel of sorts right now, it's a very rough draft but it is kind of inspired by Crimson Skies! (If I can get anymore stereotyped for dieselpunks I have no idea how.)

At 6:01pm on February 9, 2011, Jacob Savage said…
Thanks for the friend request mate! Also I saw that you sent a bit of story to the editors? Its awesome that you're shooting to get published!
At 10:46pm on February 6, 2011, Chris Johnson said…
So if you're writing about the Texas borderlands, are you from Texas? Just curious. I live in San Antonio...so yeah.

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