ConFusion 11, Lois Gresh, and a Roaring Good Time

The jaunty crew of Elder Signs Press will be piloting our airships toward Troy, Michigan at the end of January. What glittery target roused us from our nightly debauchery you ask? Why, ConFusion 11 of course. Come visit our writers and editors as we manhandle panels and stagger about our book release party. Grab an […]

ESP Spotlight: Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Owner, Sal, behind the counter

I spent my Friday hanging out at a new bookstore called “Off The Beaten Path.” It’s the first steampunk themed bookstore I’ve been to and I […]

How Many Ways Can You Write About Zombies? by Theresa Lucas

I never knew I was a fan of zombie literature until I started reading it as the current wave of zombie-themed fiction started landing on my doorstep. Two of the best books I’ve read in the last two years (Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell) have featured […]

Review of Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

416 pages


Steampunk isn’t just for England anymore.

Set in Seattle in an alternative history where the civil war has lasted into the late 1800s, and where Seattle has been walled up to keep out a yellow zombie making gas, Boneshaker has a cinematic quality and stands as a fun […]

Book Review: The Kingdom Beyond The Waves

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

By Stephen Hunt

Tor Fantasy Paperback/506 pages


ISBN: 9780765360236

Release Date: May 2010

Amelia Harsh is an academic with an explorer’s soul. And magically-muscled arms. Her disdain for following rules finds her without employment and an adventurer’s itch that must be scratched: to […]

Steampunk 101

Steampunk is one of the hottest markets in popular fiction today. Walk in to a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention and you’re likely to see the fandom strutting around in Victorian era garb, accessorized with timepieces and aviator goggles. You may even see a few buttons proclaiming “Steampunk is the new Renaissance Faire.”

Despite its […]

The Affinity Bridge

The Affinity Bridge

By George Mann

Tor Paperback/334 pages


ISBN: 9780765323224

Release Date: April 2010

In the midst of a zombie plague, a wave of strangulations takes place in the slums of Victorian London. Sir Maurice Newbury, investigator for the Crown with an expertise in the dark arts, teams up with […]