Selena Chambers

I imbibe words and consume past minds. As a result, I often awake next to strange sentences and forgotten meanings. I am the Bas Bleu Zombie.

Some months are quiet, and others are very loud with announcements and such.  In the later case, those are often broadcasted reactively as they happen, and get lost in the shuffle of all the other news-bytes out there.  So, I thought an end of the month summation would be a nice way to compromise the …

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Today is Edgar Allan Poe’s 205th birthday.  This is one of those occasions where I make profuse apologies for not having a proper post prepared. Seriously, I do have some notes laying around about Poe’s ubiquitous presence in pop culture as well as some snarky remarks about recent Poe appearances in certain films that are …

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Let’s face it. It’s Friday and your mind just isn’t on your work. Let me offer you some time-passing and hopefully enlightening distractions via F. O. Friday. Seriously, browse all you can, because days of Internet goofing-off at the office may be over.  That’s right, the FCC executed net neutrality last Tuesday, and there have …

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There is a new blog on the block in Steampunklandia.  Vaporiste!: Steampunk, Dieslepunk, and Retrofuturism in France was launched last week, and is edited by Arthur Morgan, co-author  of Le Guide Steampunk (with Etienne Bariller), co-author of “Touring Steampunk Paris” (with meeeee!), and editor-in-chief of http://www.French-Steampunk.fr, where I wrote a series of guests posts  in …

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Last Call for Steampunk World Kickstarter

Wow. So, I just checked in on Steampunk World, and it is gone, daddy, gone.  Not only was it fully funded within its first week, but it is soaring through stretch goal after stretch goal. The most recent tier reached was $12,000, which allows the editors to pay the illustrious James Ng for illustrations for EVERY story in the book!  The prospect of having my story “The Şehrazatın Diyoraması Tour” illustrated by James has had me beaming ear-to-ear all morning.  

Thank you to everyone who has funded this project, and made it go above and beyond what anyone expected. If you have been on the fence about it, know that anymore proceeds in the next 56 hours will go towards continuing this community movement with a second volume that will have a open call to submissions.

January 6, 2014

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