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Author Topic: Original Steampunk 1894  (Read 1053 times)
Camellia Wingnut
Snr. Officer
United States Minor Outlying Islands United States Minor Outlying Islands

Take my camel, dear. . . .

« on: February 14, 2014, 03:04:58 am »

My Dear Fellows,
I doubt if I'm the only one to see this, but just in case:

Take my camel, dear, said my aunt Camellia, climbing down from that animal on her return from high mass. The camel, a white Arabian Dhalur (single hump) from the famous herd of the Ruola tribe, had been a parting present, its saddle-bags stuffed with low-carat [sic] gold and flashy orient gems, from a rich desert tycoon. . . .
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

Mystery Airship Captain

« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 04:31:08 am »

Yes. It is known as Invasion Literature.

However I have never read this particular story and shall put it on my long list of to do's. Great imagery. Thank you for sharing!

« Last Edit: February 14, 2014, 04:34:40 am by Voltin » Logged

"We often mingle with the world, but our discovery is hidden away, as it can be in a small compass, and no one suspects who or what we are. We pass as tourists among our fellow-men" - Mystery Airship Pilot 1858-1898
Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 05:30:01 am »

 Thank you both for opening  up a hole new world of literature  for me.

 Ms Wingnut those wonderful images were truly inspirational
Salty Carruthers
Deck Hand
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 11:37:42 am »

Awesome! I must recommend Hartmann the Anarchist, by Douglas Fawcett, 1890s I think. I've only read an abridged version published in the '60s, but it had anarchists terrorising London with a very interesting airship. If you like Wells and Verne etc. it's one to check out, I'd say.
Deck Hand
Netherlands Netherlands

Enlighten me

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 08:08:54 pm »

Of course steampunk artists are influenced by the world as it is now and their upbringing, so it's interesting to see what fantasy machinery people thought of back then, when steam technology was still all around them.

Dameon Vitrum
^My steampunk name made by Nephele!
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