Editor’s Definition of this E-zine

The Wave Rider Galaxy is built on a major influence from the several “Steampunk Groups” that exist. We honor all these current groups, but are somewhat different.

Personally, my earliest interest was the day I saw an unusual book for sale: Queen Victoria’s Bomb by Ronald W. Clark published in the year 1963. Basically , the plot line is this: During the reign of Queen Victoria, came the Crimean War, these scientist (all well known in history) realize what, we, today, would call an Atom Bomb, in order to end the Crimean War. The plot is quite interesting, but I won’t tell this very cool story and destroy the fun of reading this book…

To quote from Steampunk in Wikipedia:

“…steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian eraor American Wild West”in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk may, therefore, be described asNeo-Victorian Steampunk perhaps most recognizable futures, anachronistic technologiesd or retro-futuroistic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art ] Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne…”

However, Steampunk birthed a number of subsets that then became as informational, authentic, vastly interesting, and just plain cool in their own legitimate ways.

We are The Wave Rider Galaxy. We take into our lives, such areas as clothing from 1906 to 1929 and jump to late 1956 to 1964, 1970-1983, and who knows what the future will bring.

Some of us think that the British Empire did a better job than The United Nations. Others disagree.
We are more interested in silent movies shown on television and in specialized theatres. Personally, I don’t like colour film as much as black & white.

And then there is wondering whether or not our concepts of dimensions are correct, and go back to the science writers circa 1906 (a book is being put together about this due at the beginning of 2017….(Sorry we woun’t let you peak in just yet about this, but later we will)

The wave Rider Galaxy is a realm where we can determine our own futures, and walk past the coming death of television marketing ads (Goodbye guys!) and go back to the attitudes of such people as John Logie Baird who invented either the earlies or the near earliest television – we don’t know which – but it doesn’t matter
Finally, we hope to bring back Music Concrete.

So riding the Waves of the Wave Rider Galaxy is Daring but Safe & to make up a Lewis Caroll portmanteau word, we ride the Waves of the Galaxies in Diff-Time and Diff-Place. Fun can be Serious & Serious can be Fun.
C.A.Strang, Editor-in-Chief