Apparatus for Viewing Transdimensional Mechatronic Variants

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Videos | 1 comment

In Brisbane, 2008, nothing is known of a Cornelius Dempsey who was born and died in obscurity last century. He did nothing of enough note during his lifetime to warrant a sentence in history. In this universe. However, in one of the many alternate versions of Brisbane existing in quantum space, another Cornelius Dempsey worked tirelessly and perhaps successfully to escape from the four grey walls in which he had been sentenced for life. For a nefarious crime he had not committed. Naturally. Cornelius was brilliant. He knew it, and his journals attest to his innovative and inquiring mind, a mind which conceived and created a tunnel, not under the prison wall and barbed wire fence to freedom, but through universes and dimensions to the site of what was once Brisbane’s Boggo Road Jail. Little is known of what happened to that Cornelius Dempsey. Did he ever escape? We cannot tell. Somehow he left us machine portals to his journals, which detail some information about his time traveling, universe jumping machines. Was it only the machines and journals that made the jump through time and space? Was he ever able to escape his own reality? Will we ever know?
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The VanderMeers (The New Weird) have assembled another outstanding theme anthology, this one featuring stories set in alternate Victorian eras. Michael Moorcock, the godfather of steampunk, is represented by an excerpt from his classic novel The Warlord of the Air. In Lord Kelvin’s Machine, a fine tale from prolific steampunk author James P. Blaylock, mad scientists plot to throw the Earth into the path of a passing comet, declaring that science will save us this time, gentlemen, if it doesn’t kill us first. Michael Chabon’s vivid and moving The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance recounts the lives of two young brothers in the aftermath of George Custer’s mutiny against Queen Victoria, while historical fantasist Mary Gentle describes a classic struggle between safety and progress in A Sun in the Attic. This is a superb introduction to one of the most popular and inventive subgenres in science fiction
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  1. I love videos of art in the making!!!