Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Steampunk bash

 In less than a week, DMU's very own lecturer Rod Duncan returns to debut his latest, third steampunk novel, The Custodian of Marvels. The dyslexic Welsh-born author's first novel in this series was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for 2014. And now, in less than a week (on Tuesday, in fact), he is set to give a lecture during the Cultural Exchanges Festival here on campus, right here in Leicester where the Elizabeth Barnabus series begins. I booked my seat early, as it's expected to be a full house.

The rapidly growing steampunk genre has taken many people in its grasp. I'm curious to see why there's all this excitement about old-fashioned machinery, Victorian costumes, and why there's an obsession with round welding goggles. What better opportunity than when it arrives on my front door step? I will be able to discover the inspirations and challenges involved in the creation of such a novel, and to celebrate its release. Of all the many happenings and activities taking place this week, Rod Duncan's book launch is one I'm determined not to miss.
'The Custodian of Marvels'

Sarah Anne

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