Steampunk Hero Robert Rankin
  • Robert Rankin (on the right) at the largest Steampunk festival in Europe.

    I managed to get to the front of the book signing queue and became the proud owner of signed poster 1/250 above.

    He also personally inscribed a copy of his latest novel,  Mechanical Messiah (above). I’ve been a fan of his ‘far fetched fiction’ for some time. This escalated after hearing the audiobook edition of the Brightonmicon. His recent forays into the Steampunk genre are a mixture of outrageous running jokes with some historical anchors. The immersion helped give a tongue-in-cheek slant to some of the characters in my own Steampunk work in progress, The Crystal Parliament.

About The Author

Sean Woodward is a British artist, writer and musician. His art is collected internationally and his essays, fiction and poetry have been published in a number of international publications. He is the author of A Grammar of Spirits, Keys to the Hoodoo Kingdom, ARCHONIX, NECRONIX, Erzulie of the Deep, The Grimoire of ZAL and co-author of The Infernal Faces of Hekate. AEONIX and Keys to the Voudon Kingdom are forthcoming from

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