Mash-ups: Steampunk Classic Literature #4

Arguably one of the most influential fictional books ever written, Homer’s The Odyssey chronicles one man’s journey to return home despite innumerable perils (most of which are hurled at him via the gods).  Above is depicted the moment where Ulysses prepares a sharp wooden stick to poke out the eye of Polyphemus, the mechanical cyclops.   Ouch.

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Mash-ups: Steampunk Classic Literature #3

One of the most memorable moments of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is when Marmee March teaches her four daughters that “…love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride, and a well aimed ultra-particle-disintegrator ray will take care of the rest.”

Mash-ups: Steampunk Classic Literature #2

“Aye, aye! and I’ll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition’s flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out.”

– Captain Ahab

Moby Dick, chapter 36

Mash-ups: Steampunk Classic Literature #1

This next series of mash-ups is going to be taking a steampunk perspective on classic literature.  First up, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Here, Huck and J.I.M. sail along the Missouri skies without a care in the world.

Leave me a comment if there’s any classics you want to see mashed into steampunk.

Mash-ups: Star Wars Pirates #4

Meet Demetrio, a hapless servant who’s primary value is that he’s fluent in twenty languages, and Art Du’Detu, a mute kitchen servant with clever and independent mind.  These two are caught up in a great adventure when a princess slips Art a note amidst a pirate attack on their ship.

Mash-ups: Star Wars Pirates #3

Lord Vader (Zhǔ de fùqīn) emerges like a black ghost through the billowing smoke of residual canon fire after his massive, 150-gun Imperial Chinese warship, the Star Chaser, overtakes a English rebel frigate.  The black-clad samurai is flanked by an elite fighting force of white-armored, kabuki-masked pirates called Fēngyún.  They make short work of their enemies.

Mash-ups: Star Wars Pirates #2

Lucas Skywalker, an intrepid young farmhand living on his uncle’s sugar cane plantation on a remote island in the Pacific, wields his long-lost father’s saber in hopes of one day joining the war against the Imperial Dynasty that now rules most of Asia and Europe with an iron fist.