Steampunk Blog

Fedoras, Femmes Fatales, and Laser Cannons

Fedoras, Femmes Fatales, and Laser Cannons

The running man darts past a streetlight, casting a long shadow across the wet pavement. He glances back and then ducks into an alley, pressing himself into the darkness as he catches his breath and listens. He thinks he’s safe, but from the other end of the alley a...

Welcome to the World of Dieselpunk

Welcome to the World of Dieselpunk

If steampunk as a genre and an aesthetic relies on imagining a late 19th-century world where steam technology never got replaced—along with clockwork cops and airships dotting the skies—then the question needs to be asked: what happens when we roll into the 20th...

J.D. Astra – So long!

Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight! It’s been a blast doing this blog takeover! The Coffee Time Romance mods have been so great and gracious. I just wanted to thank them so much for this opportunity to share myself and my works with all of you (and them!). It’s a...

J.D. Astra – Bastion Academy Spotlight

J.D. Astra – Bastion Academy Spotlight

Like waking up to the best job ever, every day This book series is so near and dear to me for fulfilling a desire I’ve always had. I’ve wanted to connect to Korean culture specifically for a long time, but never devoted a lot of time to it on my own. When the idea for...

J.D. Astra – Best of Steampunk – IMO

J.D. Astra – Best of Steampunk – IMO

There’s so many classics that would clutter up the page if I listed them all, but just in brevity, my top three favorites: The Time Machine (duh) by H.G. Wells Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In more...

J.D. Astra – Zero.Hero – A Super Powered LitRPG Slice of Life

J.D. Astra – Zero.Hero – A Super Powered LitRPG Slice of Life

I’ve mentioned Zero.Hero a few times and flashed a couple of covers, but I wanted to give it a little spotlight because it’s so much more than stat screens and DnD character transformations. This book has a rich, established world that developed just like Earth, then...

J.D. Astra: Steampunk Inspiration

J.D. Astra: Steampunk Inspiration

Dat Aesthetic--Part 2 I’m a sucker for the aesthetic—especially when western elements are added. I know, I’m a heathen… The “Wild West” was just another layer of uncharted territory, the new and undiscovered aside from the fact that the west was… already settled…...

J.D. Astra’s Library

J.D. Astra’s Library

What do I write? Let me show you! Since joining up with Shadow Alley Press I’ve been much more prolific than I’d been in the previous years of publishing. The first series launched with them was the Viridian Gate Online Extended Universe, Firebrand series. This was a...