You might have heard about this on Twitter last week when Pip and I premiered the first episode of our anthology podcast (more on that in a moment), there is a pretty strong showing of steampunk on Twitter, and one writer in particular started up a movement that have become a weekly event I always look forward to on Twitter.
Meet Nancy Overbury, the creator of #SteamTuesday on Twitter.
Nancy is a graphic designer and artist located in Montreal, Canada, and has nursed over the past few years a passion for steampunk. She promotes on Twitter a variety of links — literature, film, art, fashion, music — you name it! If it’s steampunk and she hasn’t mentioned it on Twitter, you’ll find it on her blog.
So when Pip and I were trying to figure out when we wanted to drop episodes of Tales from the Archives, I immediately thought of Nancy’s special day on Twitter dedicated to steam, gears, and cog. Last week, the first episode “The Evil that Befell Samson” written by Pip Ballantine, went live:
It is revealed just how Miss Braun ended up being exiled from her native country, New Zealand, and working for the Ministry in its London Offices. It’s a tale of nefarious doings, stalwart ladies, and the sound of clockwork.
With original theme music composed and created by Alex White, Tales from the Archives will be featuring original steampunk short stories from these talented authors:
- O.M. Grey of Avalon Revisited
- P.C. Haring of Cybrosis
- Starla Huchton of The Dreamer’s Thread
- Helen H. Madden of Heat Flash
- Phil Rossi of Eden and Harvey
- Chooch Schubert of Chronicles of the Order:“The Destruction of Station One”
- Jack Mangan author of Spherical Tomi
- Nathan Lowell of Trader’s Tales: The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
- Valerie Griswold-Ford of The Apocalypse Cycle
- Grant Stone, Sir Julius Vogel winner for numerous short stories
You can subscribe on iTunes (and leave us a review there) or with your podcatcher of choice at the Ministry website. If you hear a short story you particularly like, go on and feel free to syndicate it on your own blog or podcast.
And make sure when you are on Twitter, give Nancy a tweet and consider tracking the #SteamTuesday for some incredible finds out there in the aetherwebs!