Tales from the Archives: A 2013 Hanukkah Special

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Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award

  The winners were announced, and the Ministry was absolutely chuffed to find out that the Janus Affair has won the fiction category! It was an honour to be in company of such people as John C White, Ben Hamby, and Major Jack Union. Other Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Twelve

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Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Eleven

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For Your Consideration: The Janus Affair for SPC’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Our journalists get quite tickled when the steampunk community gives the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences a nod. They still take a great deal of pride in both the 2011 Airship Award and their 2012 Parsec wins. This year, the Ministry is in the spotlight on The Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Ten

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Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Nine

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A Daguerreotype Message of Frightful Importance to Jim C. Hines

Sunday was quite the day for our intrepid journalists, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. Not only were they hosting the lovely (and exotically Asian) P.J. Schnyder and enjoying cake pop madness over the weekend, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences was alerted of a mention of Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives Volume 2 — Eight

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A Christmas Tale from the Ministry

Last year, Mr Morris wrote a short story for podcast, but due to some sort of mix up with the paperwork, it was never produced in electronic format. This oversight has been corrected and now this tale ‘In the Spirit of Christmas’ is now available Continue Reading

Once More Unto the Breach: The Goodreads 2012 Choice Awards

Esteemed agents, faithful readers, and those of you who have cheered for our honours and awards, Miss Braun and I come to you once more as we did a year ago from this time. We are thrilled to announce that, yes, there are times where Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Seven

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In Which Our Intrepid Journalists Head North, then South

While the summer is drawing to a close, it appears our journalists are not slowing down even in the face of adversity. What makes the travels of Mr. Morris and Ms. Ballantine so much fun is that these travels are not done alone. We hope Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Six

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Good Show! (At least, that’s what the 2012 Parsecs say.)

Last week, the fine ladies and gentlemen behind the Parsec Awards announced their illustrious finalists for the year of our Lord 2012. The Parsecs is truly one of the most prestigious awards in æthercasting, now in its seventh year of presentation. It is bestowed to æthercasts portraying Continue Reading

The Downfall of the Ministry: Hollywood Agents Tackle the “Phoenix Rising” Film Project (NSFW)

To you, our loyal listeners and readers… To you, those who have stood by the Ministry through the darker times… To you all who stood for us on the day of The Janus Affair launch this week…

We are so very, very sorry. Find Continue Reading

A Steampunk Book Trailer from Imagine That! / Baldgroove / Brute Force Studios

Currently on TeeMorris.com, our journalist is busy revealing a behind-the-scenes look at his project within a project. As many of you know, our intrepid journalist collaborated with Baldgroove studios in the previous year to produce a right bit of fun — the Phoenix Rising book Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Three

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Tales from the Archives: Volume 2 — The Promo

It dawned on us at the Ministry we were so excited in getting out to the world these exciting stories of adventure, mystery, and derring-do, that we forgot to produce a promo for the second season of the award-nominated Tales from the Archives.

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What Is Steampunk? — A Definitive Answer from the Ministry

Agents of the Ministry, as you may have discerned from the chatter within the æther, there has been spirited discussion bandying about on what exactly constitutes steampunk. We have our own definition, of course, but even that has been brought into question. Perhaps it is Continue Reading

Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Two

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has many forgotten stories in its Archives. Stories of madcap adventures in all corners of the Empire, dark doings in hidden places, and mysterious devices and artifacts that the everyday citizen should never become aware of for fear it would Continue Reading