G. D. Falksen

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G. D. Falksen
Steampunk-falksen.jpg
A portrait of G. D. Falksen in steampunk attire including a mechanical arm wearable sculpture by Thomas Willeford utilizing a complex clockwork series of gears.
Born (1982-07-31) July 31, 1982 (age 32)
Arlington, Virginia, US
Occupation Writer
Genre Science fiction, pulp adventure, horror fiction, historical fiction, fantasy
Notable works The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday

www.gdfalksen.com

Geoffrey D. Falksen (born July 31, 1982), is an American steampunk writer.

Early life[edit]

Falksen attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York from 2001–2005, Albertus Magnus College and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Career[edit]

In 2008, Falksen's steampunk work began to grow in popularity. His work includes several short stories set in his "Cities of Ether" setting,[1] as well as the adventure stories "An Unfortunate Engagement" and "The Mask of Tezcatlipoca," featured in Steampunk Tales;[2] His work has also appeared in the Footprints and Steampunk Reloaded anthologies.[3][4] His debut novel, Blood in the Skies, was published by Wildside Press in July 2011; it is the first in a planned series entitled The Hellfire Chronicles, and is accompanied by a concurrently released soundtrack consisting of music from various steampunk artists.

He writes a blog for science fiction website Tor.com on various topics including reviews, social issues, and current events. He has also written essays for the programs of several Steampunk-themed events, including the Steampunk Art Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford[5] and the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition. Magazine dubbed him "America's authority on the movement"[6] in one of their discussions of Steampunk, Marie Claire Italy described him as "a specialist in this field,"[7] and Papermag has called him "the unofficial face of Steampunk."[8] His opinions on the genre are frequently quoted in discussions of steampunk in a variety of publications such as CRN,[9] Bizarre Mag,[10] and local-interest sites.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

The Ouroboros Cycle[edit]

  1. The Ouroboros Cycle Book One: A Monster’s Coming-Of-Age Story

The Hellfire Chronicles[edit]

  1. Blood In The Skies
  2. Ash On The Wind (Forthcoming)
  3. Fire In The Storm (Forthcoming)

The Cities of Ether[edit]

Serials and short fiction[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday
  2. ^ "Steampunk Tales". Steampunk Tales. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. "Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (9781616960018): Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Steampunk has taken over Oxford". Tor.com. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ Brown, James. "Weird Science." Chap. 2009-10-2: 22-25. Print.
  7. ^ "Nuove tribu". Marie Claire. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Word Up! - Steampunk Day". Papermag. 
  9. ^ "Steampunk Rising". CRN. 
  10. ^ "Steampunk!". Bizarre Mag. 
  11. ^ "Waltham museum holds steampunk festival". Boston.com. 

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