While this book is small in content, it only leaves me wanting more. There are few times I have laughed so hard over things I've read as I did with this book. Complete tongue in cheek writing regarding the best in steampunk weapons, armor, and doodads. Imagine an early Sears and Robuck catalog written for Flash Gordon and you'll be on your way to understanding this book.
The Amazing Doctor Grodbort's Contrapulatronic Dingo Directory!
How could we have lived without Doctor Grodbort to this point!!!
When the Martian invasion of 2005 started, I found myself saying "If only I had a weapon capable of melting these Martian maniacs into a gelatinous blob!" Similarly, the Plutonian appearance of 1999 (and subsequent election to the US presidency) elicited cries of "Give me a Weapon of extreme destruction!"
The foresighted Dr Grodbort has created a line of weaponry that makes the most unhinged members of our earth military organizations giggle with delight. Not so only the unhinged, but also members of every country, state, and service group can purchase weaponry such as the Goliathon 83, the Lazoplod 300, the Falconer 6000, and the Destroxulonic Plosive Force De-Stablisizer. The hum drum Smith and Wesson, our old fashioned 45 Peacemaker, and even the classic Winchester 73 are no more. Why merely penetrate when we can percolate the transgressors, trespassers, and instigators of our lives?
Lord Coxwain, in a balanced moment, gives a splendid demonstration of the proper use of his galactic minded firearms on an Easter trip to Venus. Truly inspiring!
Ooh, I could wax eloquently about Dr Grodbort's catalogue edition, but those like minded have already purchased their copy and ordered at least one weapon (and a spare for their sweetie). To be truthful, I am resting comfortably on the Posteriortron 12 with an optional MP3 port.
I know what you're saying. This is only a book. Wrong! This is more than a book, it is a moment of mirth that Greg Broadmore, in an inspired stroke of genius has provided readers with.Read more ›
I purchased this book to use as reference for 3d modeling. It has some very nice steam punk style weapons that are fun to model. The content is somewhat limited . It's in the format of a mock catalog complete with descriptions and selling points but no prices. There are some funny descriptions that are worth reading.
I have been a fan of Greg' work at Weta for some time now and I had caught bits and pieces about this fictional world on his blog. I picked up the book today even though its small, its packed full of awesome content. It has a cool mixes of 2D visualizations of all sorts of steampunk-ish weaponry robots and all other sorts or war machinery mixed in with visually stunning panels depicting this pulp world that he has created. I am a professional artist myself and I have to say that this book is definitely going on my inspiration shelf...and it should be on yours as well.