Weekly Wrap-up: April 15

In 1561, the good burghers of Germany thought they saw aliens. What the FBI is naming its WiFi hotspots these days. There may not be much good news coming out of Michigan these days, but for National Libraries Week, take a look inside the 150-year old Detroit Public Library. I can’t decide if Horsey McHorseface…

Weekly Wrap-up: March 11

Cool links and stories from the week How the theatre made thunder before electronic sound effects. New York Public Library just released these gorgeous drawings of celestial bodies. And they’re kinda trippy. In cryptozoological news, a new species of octopus has been found. For a cephalopod, he’s pretty cute. Know anything about the HMS Trincomalee,…

REVIEW: THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET

This is perfect kind of steampunk. It merely blurs the lines ever so slightly between fantasy and reality. Rather than imagining strange new worlds full of variant species or particle space travel, this book is set firmly in 1880s London. It is foggy, sooty and on the cusp of a new century. The industrial revolution…

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