All Things Tea - The Steampunk Literary Review Issue II Created by ViridianGirl on 11/18/2012 2:13:27 PM
Author Kimberly Richardson reviews lastest tea-centric issue of Doctor Geof's "Review".
The Steampunk Literary Review Volume 1 Series B Issue Number 2 by Geof Banyard, aka Doctor Geof, was not what I expected. In all honesty, I did not know what to expect and perhaps that is a good thing while reading such a hilarious Review. Issue Number 2 is devoted to Tea and Country as war breaks out while all citizens are called to either join or support The First Tea Company. The periodical is filled with colourful pages rallying for the Good Fight, delightful illustrations, the exploration of jam sponge cake, a posting for a reward in apprehending the Steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, a guide for young men in collecting medals and insignias (The Order of the Tea was my favourite!), reviews of fictional and non-fictional books and above all else: TEA! The General Briefing added a grand inside view of the “higher ups” in the First Tea Company plus information for the average citizen who wishes to know more during such a “darker than black tea” time. I must admit that, while reading the Review, I found myself wanting a “cup of brown joy” (thank you, Professor Elemental!) to enhance my reading pleasure. The only problem I had with the Review was that it was too short! A big thumbs up and I look forward to purchasing the next issue!
For more information, please go Doctor Geof’s website http://www.islandofdoctorgeof.co.uk/.
His website contains information regarding The Island of Doctor Geof (Steampunk, a love for all things TEA, comics et al), the web comic Fetishman, Doctor Geof’s online store, artwork and everything else to tempt your senses after reading the Review.
You can purchase The Steampunk Literary Review Issue Number One through the website if Issue Number Two was your introduction to Dr. Geof’s quirky and eccentric humour. After reading the description for Review Issue Number One, I know I will purchase it soon so I can read the article regarding “Very Ankles”! Thank you, Doctor Geof and EARL GREY FOREVER!
After found as an infant crawling among books in an abandoned library, Kimberly Richardson grew up to become an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, reading books, speaking rusty French and Japanese, playing her violin and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces. Her first book, Tales From a Goth Librarian, was published through Kerlak Publishing and named a Finalist in both the USA Book News Awards for Fiction: Short Story for 2009 and the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story in 2010. Ms. Richardson is also the author of The Decembrists (Kerlak Publishing) and Mabon/Pomegranate (Kerlak Publishing), of which both have been enlisted for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Richardson is also the Editor of the award winning Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam, the award winning sequel, Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, and the upcoming Dreams of Steam III, all published through Kerlak Publishing. Other short stories and poetry by Ms. Richardson have been published through Sam’s Dot Publishing, Midnight Screaming and FootHills Publishing.