Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Before the age of homogenization and micro-machinery, before the tyrannous efficiency of internal combustion and the domestication of electricity, lived beautiful, monstrous machines that lived and breathed and exploded unexpectedly at inconvenient moments. It was a time where art and craft were united, where unique wonders were invented and forgotten, and punks roamed the streets, living in squats and fighting against despotic governance through wit, will and wile. Even if we had to make it all up.

SteamPunk Magazine is a publication that is dedicated to promoting steampunk as a culture, as more than a sub-category of fiction. It is a journal of fashion, music, misapplied technology and chaos. And fiction.

Download Issue One: Putting the Punk back into SteamPunk, including (among other things) DIY electrolytic etching, the story of anarchinst Gaetano Bresci and an interview with singer/songwiter/mad scientist Thomas Truax.

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