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Well, Christmas is getting closer, and I’m getting some early gifts.
And why not brag about them?
The postman just dropped by and delivered a book from my friend Alex, and what a beauty it is.
It’s called Deco Punk, The Spirit of the Age, a collection of dieselpunk-ish stories edited by Thomas A. Easton and Judith K. Dial, and published by Pink Narcissus Press.


The cover alone is breathtaking, and the contents are very very promising, being a selction of stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, Shariann Lewitt, Linda Tiernan Kepner, Sarah Smith, William Racicot, Paul Di Filippo, Melissa Scott, Edward M. Lerner, Catherine Asaro and Kate Dolan, Duncan Eagleson, Jeff Hecht, and Rev DiCerto.

And of course, dieselpunk is just pulp misspelled, and of pulp fantasy there is never enough, so this is really what the doctor ordered for New year’s Eve – a night of reading about a past that never was.

Oh, and yes, I’d love to write something in the decopunk subjenre – some science fiction/adventure thing, maybe with a noirish edge, set in what has been called *The Age of Elegance.
I might even have an inspiration image here at hand…


Who knows?
So much to write, so little time…

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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