May 31, 2020

Review: The Ghosts of War by George Mann.

Out in July from Pyr Books!

Looking for a Steampunk comic book thriller for the summer? This week we look at George Mann’s Ghosts of War out from Pyr Books next month. Fans of this space will remember our review of the first book in the series by Mr. Mann, entitled the Ghosts of Manhattan. [Read more...]

Review: Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann.

An expanding genre in the realm modern Sci-Fi is the retro-science fiction novel. More appropriately classified as an alternate history work of fiction, this sub-sub genre has been christened with the sleeker term of Steampunk as of late. Hollywood movie goers have been exposed to Steampunk via such flicks as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow and may not even have known it. Of course, most trace the genre to William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s 1990 landmark book The Difference Engine, but we would contend that you could trace the look and style back to the 1927 film Metropolis, or even the works of Jules Verne or H.G. Wells…of course, they lived in the steam era, and were instead writing what they thought of as future fiction… [Read more...]