Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…
Last year we talked about railways guns. Today, it's the time of armored trains.
Tank vs. Train? Not a vicious fantasy, but a WWII reality. The story of armored trains begins in the mid-19th century. Most sources will tell you that that the trains saw their first combat in the Boer War. Don't you believe it, ever - they were used by the Austrians during the 1848 siege of Vienna,… Continue
Silver certificates are an older form of U.S. currency; their value was backed by silver held in the U.S. Treasury, and they could be redeemed at the Treasury for silver dollars. An 1886 Act of Congress authorized the creation of a new series of silver certificates, and so it came to pass that the Secretary of the Treasury gave the Bureau of Engraving and Printing the task of designing and printing the new currency.
Claude M. Johnson, then Chief of the BEP, had definite ideas about…
I just find a very stylish photo of wide used soviet biplane R-1, copy of Airco DH.9A, from 19th Separate Aviation Group (if i translated 19-й Отдельный Авиационный Отряд correctly) taken in 1929 during the Soviet-Chinese conflict. It has most impressive inscription i ever seen: "HH'Аа!" with its emotions can be translated only as "GG'etsome!" (which reminds me about Duke Nukem).…
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.
This week, we're continuing our look at "Supernatural Horror in Literature" by HP Lovecraft. First published in 1927 in the one-shot magazine The Recluse, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a long essay by the celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the field of horror fiction.…
Now that the nights are growing a little cooler, it's time to bust out your favorite gear and get in the mood for some dancing. To help keep your feet moving, we've just added 100 new songs (six more hours) to the Dieselpunks jukebox! Our jukebox blends tunes from the kings and queens of jazz and swing with modern day dieselpunk artists like Diablo Swing Orchestra and Wolfgang Parker.
Ordered as a rolling chassis by German industrialist Hans Klepper, this BMW 328 was sent to coach-builder Wendler for an aerodynamic Coupe body. Using the principles defined by Paul Jaray, the design was penned by… Continue
A little word on this book... It was an experiment in publishing,
combining pulp sci-fi prose stories with comics. It is in the pulp fiction format (132 pages) with 32 of those pages being comics. Art is by Joe Kubert and John Giunta, and the prose… Continue
Added by Scott on September 2, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Improvised weapons can run the gamut from ingeniously effective to one trigger pull away from destruction. Nations in the midst of war will also sometimes reissue obsolete firearms in hopes they will stave off impending doom. Others will find a way of modifying older weapons to meet modern requirements. As the United States fielded the semi-automatic Garand during World War II, New Zeleander Philip Charlton imagined a way how the tiny island nation… Continue
The Gatehouse Gazette rallies up this issue and prepares for the inevitable catastrophe looming over nearly every steampunk and dieselpunk scenario. We answer the call to arms with a plethora of articles dedicated to war and its effects both upon society and our beloved genres.