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I think Steampunk is a particular tonic for the Modern Age. Steampunk is about the struggle for individual power when we all have access to what can make us the greatest human. Typically, we want to know how a struggle will end up. Adrenaline is a false comfort that humans have. Can we solve things with a violent confrontation or cutthroat competition when all else is lost? Is that a sustainable way to be? Do ever-shifting factions and insular reasons for aligning make us forget the possibility of a universal alliance?
Star Trek was the preeminent vision of a positive future and Steampunk is the reminder of a past glorious with struggle and enlightenment. You’ve tapped an audience that knows the importance of those dreams. They become reality in leaps every day. Don’t allow them to be buried by that which created complacency and hopelessness.
“Steampunk mysteries need to become a thing. BRASS reminds me of something I used to watch as a child, but I can’t remember what the show was called. It could just be an amalgamation of Scooby Doo and Sherlock Holmes.I just love the idea that multiple villains are coming together to create a shadow government and the Brass family have to take them out. I also love that the family interact with historical figures like Tesla and Oscar Wilde, and boy are those interactions a delight.
If you love the mystery genre and steampunk,then this is an audio drama that you do not want to miss. I highly recommend giving this a listen.
"A plucky genre romp through the social machinery of the steam age: sapiosexual, winsome, campy, and barbed. Where propulsion meets preposterous."
“Written and directed by John Longenbaugh, and produced by Battlefield Productions, “BRASS” is the tale of an adventurous family living a life of exciting escapades in this alternative historical fiction of the 19th century.
The story has a steampunk charm, accented with amusements and some tongue-in-cheek literary references.
The Family Brass believe that a finer world is not just desirable but possible, through the actions of a few dedicated, brave and ingenious people. Based on the classic adventure serials of the 30s and 40s, Battleground Productions has a full collection of stories to listen to, including two full seasons and a series of short films.”
// Assorted Interviews and Press
History Files host Gordon Frye & John discuss alternate histories
a short chat with author & blogger prior to BRASS: Oh My Azaleas!