Laura Navarre's first novel, The Devil's Mistress, is published today. You can find an interview with the characters from that book here. That interview includes a cool contest!



Paul Di FilippoPaul Di Filippo










My Guilty Pleasures: Romance Writing and Daniel Craig

James Bond as a Dark Romantic Hero


Laura NavarreLaura Navarre


Dirigibles, brass goggles, automata, submarines, and other steampun genre tropes

Jules VerneJules Verne



Love and the Tragic Monster

When I was a child my entrepreneur father moved us around a lot. Mostly we ended up in places where everyone spoke Spanish, from Mexico to Spain. As a result I learned how to read in Spanish before I learned how to read in English.  I learned how to conjugate verbs in Spanish while I was a schoolgirl in Spain but never really mastered the same material in English.

Is The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus Steampunk? What about Book of Eli?


A couple of blogs back I posted a list of media I think is steampunk. I am considering adding

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and The Book of Eli to that list. I'd like to hear arguments for and against. For example, does the fact that Imaginarium is set in the present day mean it is not steampunk?

See my guest blog on Steampunk and the recent movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, on Alicia Rasley's excellent blog on everything a writer needs to know.

The Whitney Museum of Art in New York is screening almost all of the films of the first woman filmmaker, Alice Guy Blaché. The show runs until the end of January. Six of the nearly ninety films to be screened have been newly preserved.