A Blog on the Clockpunk genre of Science Fiction
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Excellent site you have here. I’m a big fan of Da Vinci and all that is associated with him.
I just wanted to bring to your attention a book that has Clockpunk & Steampunk elements in it, predominately Steampunk though. I throughly enjoyed the read. As a matter of fact I have read it several times.
The name of the book is Salamander, by Thomas Wharton, you or others here may have read it. In the event that you haven’t I thought you might want to take a peek at it. If I have errored in sending this please forgive me. Once again, kudos for the site, I shall return as often as possible.
Here is a link to the book on Amazon.com.
Absalon thanks for the reference, we will definately check it out and post some info if it turns out to be relevant.
I think this should count as clockpunk – even though it’s an online comic?
Thanks for the link Mark.
I’m going to shamelessly plug my blog, which documents a short film myself and another bloke are working on.
It’s not pure clockpunk, not really, but the last few posts are documenting the building of a big ole’ CG clocktower. It might be interesting to ya’ll.
Keep up the blogging.
I cobbled together a short YouTube video imagining what the Internet might have looked like if it existed in 1900. In it I Steampunk’d everything from the Star Wars Kid to the Swiftboat Veterans. I was surprised to find that there was no Steampunk group to which I could post it, so I created one. Any and all who have Steampunk or other Clockpunk videos are welcome to post and discuss. If you would like to take in my little offering, it is at:
Or search YouTube for “Steampunk Internet.”
Thanks for letting me share, and thanks for Da Vinci Automata!
Your blog is fascinating and I think you may find that elements of mine are too.
I look forward to more.
Great blog! I love the clockwork elephant. You have inspired me to paint a clockwork echidna…I have painted all kinds of clockwork creatures including a clockwork anteater…but no echidna yet.
I’m a clockmaker with an art degree. If my work could be classified as anything, it would be clockpunk. Thanks for giving exposure to such a niche group of artisans!
First I’d like to congratule you for the blog!
I’m student of Automation Eng and I’m looking for some good books about the history of the engeneering of DA VINCI or any other acient engineer (like HERON of Alexandria).I have watched “Ancient Discoveris : Ancient Robots” at History Channel and now I just need to read about it!
Please mail me if someone knows any good one
Please visit my web site and enjoy my steampunk automata
I wonder if you might be interested in my creations. I make a range of papercraft automaton kits. you might like’The Automaton artist’ (He’s alive, and really draws) or perhaps ‘Feeding time at the zoo’. Both have utube vids, and if you feel able to put them on your blog I’d be really grateful. People like my models when they see them, but the problem is getting the word about!
Keep up the good work..your blog is fab!
You’ve got to add Jean-Eugine Robert-Houdin! He was the son of a clock maker — the magician who performed tricks of automata such as ‘The Orange Tree’ (as seen in the Illusionist).
I just recently finished a book on him titled – The Houdini Key… (about Robert-Houdin and Georges Melies…) a mechanical key…
Georges Melies acquired Robert-Houdin’s theater — along with all of the automatons… featured in the book by Brian Selznick — Hugo Cabret…
I thought you really might like to look at this article. My paragraph about it is just a mention of what it is and why my blog readers should take time to read it, but the real info is on the history science site that I show the link to in the article. It’s a 2000 year old, precision geared clock to predict things ranging from every type of eclipse to relatively mundane things like Olympic games dates.
Because Halloween is so close, and it’s steampunk…
Steampunkins! Steampunk Halloween Jack o’Lanterns.
I think this book would be of interest to aficionado of Leonardo da Vinci and his inventions: Da Vinci’s Clock, at http://www.davinciclockc.com.
Da Vinci’s Clock explores the early years of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci. Brought to life are his many inventions in an action packed adventure full of love and lust and a hot sizzling affair with Mona Lisa.Leonardo is a cocksure adventurer who uses equal parts of muscle and brain power to become the military engineer to the rich and powerful. Leonardo is considered to be the major player in the Artistic renaissance but within this exciting novel we also show how he solves the Einstein theory of time travel and moves back and forth between his beloved 15th century and our own modern times.
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