The proprietor of Dragon Caverns Custom Artwork proudly displays a "nuclear-powered shotgun"--used for taking out airships, of course--made from a working BB gun embellished with glow sticks and test tubes.
The boiler and engine of a working steam-powered carriage that travels at speeds of up to 15 mph. The carriage serves as a "roundabout"--or excursion vehicle--for the Neverwas Haula self-propelled three-story Victorian house on wheels.
For many steampunk endeavors, storytelling is more central than actual engineering: This fantastical distillery--a modified coffee urn on a side-table base--requires the rare element "unobtanium" to work and turns water into whiskey. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. So they used a film camera. Very high resolution film and used the one useful idea from Baird in s.
They automatically developed it in the satellite and used a slow CRT moving dot and photo-detector to scan it and transmit each frame slowly by encrypted radio. Exploring, photographing and sending back the images and other data radar etc of the planets in the solar system is very possible using s technology. No people, computers or microchips needed. The distance between stars is so great that even radio transmission isn't actually feasible.
With huge resource, dish arrays the size half the moon's surface and multiple fusion power stations you might communicate with the nearest stars. Basic thermodynamics Inverse square law and Shannon's Law can be beaten. However a simple robot probe is possible. It would take a very long time. A generation ship is technically feasible. Nuclear sub development cracked the closed environment issue. Cosmic radiation is a HUGE problem, so habitat needs an enormous amount of shielding.
Water is quite good! So even today, automated probes are a better idea. Still for SF, you want one piece of handwavium don't explain it! Ray McCarthy said:. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow so totally fits what you want?
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. A hacker would be better, though it would work with NO computer! Michael B Doomfarer. Joined Dec 21, Messages Werthead Registered User.
Joined Jul 6, Messages 3, The Fallout universe seems to be set in the right era, but it's post-apocalyptic and Earthbound. When they do delve into the space technology they had before the war, it does fit the bill but it's not the focus of the stories. Plus they're all video games, not books. Windshadow need more dried frog pills. Joined Oct 25, Messages 1, Even the first Fallout game had the alien blaster found near a crashed flying saucer. But it never really raises to becom an actual plot point in the driving themes of each game.
Let me toss in Harry Harrison hilarious Star Smashers of the Galaxy Raiders for your consideration while not exactly steam vintage it is from the age of aviation that is now referred to as the steam gages pieriod. That is to say round dials with pointers that aim at the value being measured This in real life would be the period before CRT displays started to appear with the first major new aircraft with the display screen cockpit being the Boeing and airliners they still used the steam gauges for things like engine parameters.
Steel Shank - GAG (4) - This Punk Shit is Cool But I Hope I am Rob Zombie when I am 28 (Vinyl) also had the first so called all glass cockpit with their from its first introduction and the is the current stat of the art. Also let me point you to the works of E. Doc Smith one of the fathers of the space opera area of Science Fiction. Michael B said:. Werthead said:. Windshadow said:. What posters did you have on your wall, growing up? Send me an Steel Shank - GAG (4) - This Punk Shit is Cool But I Hope I am Rob Zombie when I am 28 (Vinyl) at: thee.
Hope y'all are having a good summer, all things considered. Jul 16, Scram, ugly! Jun 30, May 27, Just in the nick of time, HotDogDayz Radio is back to wrap, er, rap up the month with a new episode. If it sounds like I recorded this while whipping across Lake Bemidji on the back of a jet-ski it's because I did. May 23, HotDogDayz Radio is back with an hour of mostly new punk and hardcore.
There's one death metal song and some post-punk too. And preceding all the fun stuff is some other stuff. But mostly new punk and hardcore. As always, thanks for listening. Apr 30, A reflection: an extended spiral chain of atoms in a protein, nucleic acid, or other polymeric molecules. Apr 23, On this episode I play new punk and hardcore, some new rap, and some old rap.
Hefty doses of UK stuff, Spanish stuff, and old Rhymesayers stuff. But really, just lots of stuff. Hope you dig it.
Mar 29, You're stuck inside, why not listen to an hour of hip-hop and metal, and a little talking. Mar 24, HotDogDayz Radio is back with an hour of punk, metal, and rap. Play loud. Feb 26, What else is new. You'll figure it out.
Thanks for listening. Feb 22, Jan 29, Jan 27, Like sands through the hourglass so are the subcultures of our lives. Robert Newsome is the editor and publisher of The Atomic Elbow.
Nathan G. On this episode: We return from a lengthy hiatus to play catch up on the big zine editorial switcheroo ofanswer some listener emails, and talk about Lefty Frizzell's "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time". Other topics include: Does Pearl Jam deserve a critical Steel Shank - GAG (4) - This Punk Shit is Cool But I Hope I am Rob Zombie when I am 28 (Vinyl) Being at a crossroads with wrestling fandom, kids wearing cowboy hats Steel Shank - GAG (4) - This Punk Shit is Cool But I Hope I am Rob Zombie when I am 28 (Vinyl) school, remembering when every high school talent show in America was won by someone doing Garth Brooks, regional allegiances to bands, publishing online vs.
Then we drop in on the Skate Report to see where we're at with our favorite midlife crisis a…. Dec 29, Happy Holidays! Hope everyone is having a fabulous time. Soda Killers Magazine no. To celebrate I've put together an minutes of old-fashioned radio for you. All the best shit. Press 'play' and head on over to hotdogdayz. Nov 30, Here's some beats, some raps, and some other stuff.
Hope ya dig. Nov 26, Something something, peanut butter and jelly, white on rice, bacon and eggs, etc. Oct 30, Welcome to the Breakfast Nook. What's cookin'? Jazz, dub reggae, coffee, pancakes, and electro. Oct 22, Remember college radio? Sep 30, Fall is here, and with it a brand new episode of HotDogDayz Radio. This time around I play of bunch of tapes - beat tapes, rap tapes, radio tapes, etc.
And some records too - mostly punk and hardcore. And as always, if you like what you heard please spread the word. The big editorial switcharoo can be found at hotdogdayz. Check 'em out! Sep 14, Hey y'all, thanks for checking this out.
It's a free event with lots of cool zinesters, of which I am honored to be one. I'd love to see you. Come on by and say hi to me. For more info check out tczinefest. In the meantime, here's a new episode of the best radio show not on the radio Aug 13, Jul 31, What are the laws on parody? Jul 9, On this episode: R. Songs played on this episode are: R. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that you listened to this and loved it.
Secret's safe with me. Maybe try not being embarrassed about the things you like though. It's liberating. Also, head over to hotdogdayz. Jun 26, There's a brand new issue of Soda Killers Magazine out now.
Check out hotdogdayz. May 30, On this show I play skate punk, skate-adjacent punk, other punk, and some metal. It's fun. I promise. May 24, Apr 25, In this episode: KRS-One's The Stop the Violence movement and "Self-Destruction" song, MC Lyte's satin Champion jacket, Miss Melody, Public Enemy, Bomb Squad production, hip-hop discovery, rural white kid's exposure to black culture, special ordering rap tapes from a catalog at the hair salon, Troop jackets, Cross Colours, Loony Tunes and Nascar infiltrating hip-hop fashion, main stream journalism faux pas, and how to skateboard your way through a midlife crisis.
Apr 6, New issue of Soda Killers Magazine is out. Tracklist: Sun Ra — Mystery, Mr. Mar 8, In this episode: Dead Kennedys, gateway mixtapes, sXe, giving smoking a shot, cigarette regrets, drawing band logos in your notebook, the Batman logo as universal subcultural signifier, The Killing Joke, knock-off Chuck Taylors, are we punk? Mar 2, Whoa, what happened? Not sure.
Ask me again tomorrow. Feb 17, O'Brien is the editor and publisher of Soda Killers Magazine. Together they are Relatin' Dudes To Jazz. Feb 16, Ralatin' Dudes to Jazz will debut real soon. In the meantime here's another hour of radical sounds you can bug out to. Ain't no thing. Dec 30, Back to cap off the year with some beats rhymes life and loud fast rules to please your ears. Check it out! Oh, Steel Shank - GAG (4) - This Punk Shit is Cool But I Hope I am Rob Zombie when I am 28 (Vinyl), and if you want to leave a message to be played on the upcoming th episode call Dec 11, Let's run it back, flip it, and reverse it Dec 1, Nov 14, Wassup Rockers?!
If you're in the area come on through and say Hi. I'll have all my normal zine and tape stuff, as well as a new collection of, ahem, poems. I know, it sounds stupid right? They're good poems though. Or, at the very least, not horrible poems You know what, let's not worry about the right now.
Here's some pure fuckin' rock. Sorry about the sound quality - all these songs come off crappy old LPs from back when vinyl wasn't cool. Oct 27, Oct 13, On this episode you'll hear the MC Lyte vs. Antoinette feud. Then you'll go to hotdogdayz. Antoinette bootleg T-shirt.
Then you'll hear a cornucopia of '90s jams. Then you'll go back to hotdogdayz. Then you'll tell your friends all about this show, the T-shirt, and the zine, and they'll be like, "You're the coolest person I've ever met. Sep 28, Good morning!
My son and I played some music for you. We think you'll like it. Actually, we know you'll like it. Sep 19, Listen as I read some stuff and play some music. All of it is good Everything else is good though, I promise.
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