Friday, 10 July 2009

Gatehouse Gazette 7

A little tardy, as usual, in announcing the marvellous new edition of the Gatehouse Gazette. This wonderful production is fast becoming a staple in the Steampunk genre and, with the unfortunate demise of The Willows, this may provide some solace for those who wish to explore the world of steampunk.

As usual, the Gazette is a smorgasbord of delights, this time with a slight twist, in that Issue 7 is themed around Metropolis and the City! To wit:

In response to the discovery of lost Metropolis footage, issue #7 is dedicated to this 1927 classic of silent film and the metropolis in general.

Of course there is a review of the original Metropolis, by Mr Marcius Rauchfuß, as well as an article about the 2001 anime of the same name, by Mr Sigurjón Njálsson. For the latest about what is going on in that other fine city, the Old Smoke called Londontown, we introduce Brigadier Sir Arthur Weirdy-Beardy of The Steampunk Club, while Mr David Townsend is off to farther realms once again, traveling by the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney, Australia.

We are also extremely glad to present an exclusive preview of Mr Toby Frost’s upcoming Space Captain Smith novel, Wrath of the Lemming Men!

And it almost goes without saying that this issue features all the columns and features that you might have come to expect from us: Ms Hilde Heyvaert writes her "Steampunk Wardrobe” about ethnic steampunk; Mr Craig B. Daniel dedicates his “Liquor Cabinet” to a story about beer, and Mr Guy Dampier is back with a Quatermass review. More reviews come from Hilde (Unhallowed Necropolis), Mr Trubetskoy (The Court of the Air and Outcry) and Toby Frost (Gormenghast).

Yet again, a triumphant achievement. I urge you to visit the Gatehouse, download the pdf, peruse the forums of the Smoking Lounge, take a drink from the robo-butler, and relax with a great read!

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