Well, I never intended the roundup to go up this late, but hay, NaNoWriMo got in the way.
So this will be a shorter roundup, but I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Edwardian Era Electric Cars: Charging Station, 1919. Image: Library of Congress.
Now I’ll tell you the truth: I was so shocked to discover thsi that I even doubted it was a true intormation. But a bit more research showed that in fact electric cars did exist very early in the transportation industry.
I mean, why are we human so stupid? Why have we abandoned this technology, that apparently existed for a few decades, to the point that we think today that we are inventing it for the first time? I beth our Mother Earth would have been very grateful to us if our memory wasn’t this short.
I am truly shocked.
It’s not every day that we get a new dieselpunk story, so I’m very happy to mention this oen, which is the first in a series by fellow dieselpunk writer Grace E. Robinson.
And keep your eyes peeled, this is not the last time you’ll hear abotu Grace on this blog!
Mrs. Jones, bodyguard.
An old scientist has invented a device that he believe will change the face of medical science, and he needs just one more piece to make it work. But the Caelum, a secret organization that uses science and magic for nefarious purposes, wants the device for their own.
Cornelia Jones agrees to protect the old doctor on his train trip merely as a favor to a friend. But she soon gets more than she bargained for when she learns that the doctor’s invention is much more than a medical device. Can Cornelia protect herself, the doctor, and everyone else before the train becomes their doom?
Honestly I don’t know how to take this. Probably I should go with the positive few and think that if such authors faced a lot of rejection, I shoudl do my little bit, keep my heart and keep submitting.
Anything goes if it can keep us motivated, right?
Well, apparently in the 1920s Halloween was arealy considered vintage and tereotyped and people tried every way to make it new and exciting. Sounds a lot like today, or does it?
As with other celebration, this is the time when a tradition became more of a commercial recurrence. Less things where done at home and instead it became very common to buy mass-producted items.
There ara lot of really great illustration in these two article, epsecially from magazines and newspapers, which are also the main resourse for the information in both article.
It’s a great read!
Well, it’s been a while since I featured a video of the Postmodern Jukebox. This is not a new one, but it’s really very nice, don’t you think?