It’s what we do, and we’re adept at it. Competition in life frequently comes down to who can consume more, to earn the right to consume more. It isn’t just our culture or our society urging us to consume, it’s our very biology. Consumption is hard-written into the very essence of life.
Aside from the obvious physical resources we also consume art and media. We watch television and movies, we buy mp3s and concert tickets, we read books and magazines. The internet has been the greatest consumptionist enabler the world has ever seen; now we don’t have to even leave the house to watch movies on youtube, to download music from the iTunes store, to read books, or communicate, or play games, or whatever. We don’t have to leave it at home – we can take this world of consumption with us when we go out, texting and tweeting and browsing the interconnected web of human consciousness on the bus, or while driving, or while in the bathroom.
We’re cyborgs, hooked up to a digital IV that pours media directly into our brains with a steady syrup flow. When we’re done consuming, we regurgitate. We might socialize and talk about what we’ve seen, recommending mental virii to one another over facebook or twitter. Others craft a synthesis from ideas that were in turn inspired by earlier ideas, creating “new” art from elements as old as language itself.
That’s what this site is about. Sharing media that we’ve consumed with others, in one form or another.
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The Steampunk Omnibus is a collection of the best-selling titles from the Collected Bartleby and James Adventures and the Gentlewoman's Chronicles anthologies of steampunk mystery and thriller fiction. Includes And They Called Her Spider, Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande, On the Trail of the Scissorman, A Matter of Spirit, Sky Pirates Over London, The Tower of Babbage, and Fine Young Turks.
A Gentlewoman's Chronicles (Galvanic Century 5-7)
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series set in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. This collection of three novelletes takes Aldora Fiske all the way from London, to the jungles of Mexico, to the Ottoman Empire.
This collection includes Sky Pirates Over London, The Tower of Babbage, and Fine Young Turks.
March of the Cogsmen (Galvanic Century 8)
It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske -- airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul -- and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.
Dreams of the Damned
Detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright’s latest case will take them to the boundaries of Edwardian psychiatry and beyond. There’s been a murder in the Bedford Mental Hospital, and the patients have taken over to ensure that justice is done.
On The Trail of the Scissorman: A Bartleby and James Adventure
Consulting detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright have been hired to stop the Scissorman, a nightmarish serial killer. Can they track him down despite obstruction from Scotland Yard, or will the vicious killer turn more of London's children into orphans?
Sky Pirates Over London: Chronicles of a Gentlewoman 1
London has been besieged by strange powerful airships targeting the city's shipping. The poor starve and the rich must ration their luxuries, while the blockaders have made no demands. Parliament and the Home Office have done nothing to rectify the situation, and though it's hardly proper, sometimes a gentlewoman must act while the men debate.
A 10000 word steampunk novelette.
A Matter of Spirit: A Bartleby and James Adventure
Inventive genius James Wainwright has been retained to advocate for Bryce, an old friend, a con-man accused of kidnapping his partner, who maintains that she was spirited away by the shades of the dead.
James has little use for the fancies of spiritualism, but can he put his prejudices aside and clear Bryce's name, or will his old friend go to the gallows?
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