Publishers of dangerous fiction & culture


The Catastrophone Orchestra
Longtime steampunks, the Catastrophone Orchestra is a collective of writers based in NYC that have laid some of the philosophical and aesthetic groundwork for much of 21st century steampunk with their manifestos and steampunk essays that began appearing on the web in 2004.

Thursday Czolgosz
Author of the introductory piece to White Is the Color of Death.
Non-Combustion titles:

Margaret Killjoy
Founder of SteamPunk Magazine and author of numerous other books and zines. Margaret blogs at Birds Before The Storm.
Non-Combustion titles:

  • Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction (interviews with Ursula le Guin, Alan Moore, and others about politics and writing). Published by AK Press. Available from AK Press and

  • Being the Explorations #5 (full-color photo book of travels from 2011). Published by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. Available from CreateSpace and as a free web quality download.