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11 Responses to “Anthology Project”


  1. 1 meika March 16, 2007 at 3:09 am

    The anthology might best be called “pre-Jacquardite Dreaming”

  2. 2 Da Vinci Automata March 19, 2007 at 3:15 am

    meika, that is a suggestion which is worth considering. I will keep that in mind.

  3. 3 Bryan Alexander March 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Would you consider reprinting already published stuff? I was thinking of Thomas Pynchon’s description of the great 18th-century mechanical duck, for instance, in Mason & Dixon.

    A media section would be needed, too, noting clockpunk in film, etc.
    Do you know the computer game Syberia? A haunting ode to automata, if a bit out of chronological order for your purposes.

  4. 4 Da Vinci Automata March 24, 2007 at 3:11 am

    Bryan, yes we would consider reprinting published stuff but we will have to keep in mind the issue regarding copyrights and this project is supposed to be under the creative comons license.

  5. 5 Malcolm stumpf March 25, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Wow, you are creating your own genre. Kudos! I’m an extreme steampunk fan, and i guess we are doing a similar thing, although we are more just renovating something that has been around awhile.

  6. 6 Da Vinci Automata March 25, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Malcolm I actually did not create this genre. People have sparingly talked about this genre for some time now, mostly in forums. This blog however is a sustained effort to put Clockpunk on the map.

  7. 7 Alex April 1, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Just food for thought really, but parallel with the Renaissance was an age of remarkable expansion and exploration in China. During this time (1300s, 1400s) the Chinese had a strong interest in Automata and produced some remarkable examples of robotic and animated creations. The Chinese by this time had already mapped the world, had gunpowder and the compass, and fielded the world’s largest naval fleet by far, in raw numbers of vessels as well as cargo ships that dwarfed anything the Europeans had dreamed of building. Does anyone agree that the Clockpunk genre might include stories of this nature?

  8. 8 Da Vinci Automata April 5, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Alex, you are correct. Such stories and setting can be and should be considered as part of the genre. It would be cool if one could even combine European and Chinese elements in the mix.

  9. 9 Nick April 7, 2007 at 8:01 am

    There is an excellent clockpunk serial being made over at ficlets.com by Cobweb (http://ficlets.com/authors/cobweb). It starts with “Brass, Ivory and Springs” (http://ficlets.com/stories/1095) and currently has seven parts. You can contact the author via the ficlets site and I think the inclusion of his work herein would be great.

  10. 10 scatterbrain May 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Hmm…I’ve got a few clockpunkish stories in the works: is this an open anthology?


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