Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sherlock Holmes Steampunk Book in need of funding

If you are interested in seeing an interactive eBook of a Sherlock Holmes adventure in a steampunk setting then you had better put your money where your mouth is. Unfortunately this crowd-sourced project is behind on its funding – they are looking for $29,000, but only have $15,000 at the moment.

Here’s some more information from their Kickstarter  page:

Steampunk Holmes is a series of seven books published across multiple channels. This project raises funds for the first book in the series, Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus.

About ‘Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus’

In an alternative Steampunk universe (c.1885), the plans for Captain Nemo’s mysterious Nautilus submarine have been stolen from the British Secret Service. There is only one man who can solve the case, Sherlock Holmes. With his bionic side-kick Doctor Watson, and his brilliant and lethal sister, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock unravels a mystery that will shake the foundation of the British Empire.

I wonder if Sherlock Holmes would be quite at home in a Jules Verne inspired setting. After all his creator, Conan Doyle, wrote similar work such as The Lost World, which isn’t a million miles away from what Verne was producing.

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Sherlock Holmes in “The Man with the Twisted Lip”

Original caption was “The pipe was still between his lips”
Source: Strand Magazine
Author: Sidney Paget (1860-1908)

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Sherlock Holmes – the classic deerstalker hat and pipe

Sherlock Holmes – the classic deerstalker hat and pipe

Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Hat

Source: Alterego on Wikimedia Commons

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