Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Gatehouse Gazette 8

The latest installement of the brilliantly exceptional Gatehouse Gazette is available for download - for FREE - here in pdf format.

The Gatehouse Gazette, produced by Mr Nick Ottens, showcases the wide diversity of talents demonstrated by denizens of the Gatehouse's Smoking Lounge and their steampunk friends.

The latest edition, as the year turns rapidly towards the gloom brought with the annual cycle of the dying of the Sun, is focussed upon Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, or Samhain. Recently, the Lounge has welcomed some new residents, including artist extraordinaire Myke Amend, who contributes the front cover. Ms Hilde Heyvaert of House of Secrets Incorporated opens with an article about Victorian Halloween and provides homemade holiday greeting cards appropriate to the season. Also featured is an interview with the enfant terrible of dieselpunk, artist Sam Van Olffen and, often mentioned here on the blog, introduces Ms Natania Barron with the short story, “Dr. Adderson’s Lens.”

Mr Rauchfuß brings the history of H.P. Lovecraft, master of the horror genre, while Ella Kremper concludes her series of Hammer Horror reviews with the 1968 movie The Devil Rides Out. Further reviews include You Are Empty, set in a post-apocalyptic Soviet-Union, and the latest installment in the Wolfenstein franchise.
As a huge afficionado of both steampunk and horror, I have been looking forward to this one!

So, download, print off or upload to your mobile device, and settle into a comfortable armchair as the nights draw in. Pour yourself a nice glass of something warming, and cosy down in front of the fire to an evening of exceptional steampunk writing and exploration!

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