History, Medicine, Technology, Museums

Brandy Schillace, MA, PhD

History, Medicine, Technology, Museums

Brandy Schillace, MA, PhD

CLOCKWORK FUTURES:

THE SCIENCE OF STEAMPUNK AND THE REINVENTION OF THE MODERN WORLD

Airships and electric submarines, automatons and mesmerists? welcome to the wild world of steampunk. It is all speculative? or is it? Meet the intrepid souls who pushed Victorian technology to its limits and paved the way for our present age.

“Schillace recounts the fascinating history of the real scientists and inventors who laid the foundations for our modern-day technology [...] the book stands as a companion to Richard Holmes’s popular history “The Age of Wonder.” Entertaining and illuminating. It answers some questions I never even thought to ask.” —THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Death's Summer Coat

Death is something we all confront―it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advances.

HAUNTINGS

AN ANTHOLOGY

Brandy Schillace’s “ghost pine lake,” with its hints of noir, gives us 1920s gangsters and something even more sinister than a tommy gun lurking in the dark depths of a seemingly tranquil fishing spot…”

UNNATURAL REPRODUCTIONS AND MONSTROSITY

MONSTERS CONTINUE TO FASCINATE

As well as to plague and haunt imaginations. The psychic landscape is peopled with them; the social fabric is woven of them. This persistent, paradoxical repulsion and fascination with monsters and the monstrous begins, however, with causation. With the “birth” of each new monster comes a particular anxiety about its ability to self-replicate, generally through perceived “unnatural” means.

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