Lynne Lumsden Green
Ged Maybury is a fixture of the Steampunk scene in Southeast Queensland. Not only does he attend events in a range of colourful and flawless costumes he has designed and made himself, he makes his own gadgets, and he writes in the Steampunk genre. When Ged sets his mind to a task, his boundless enthusiasm and creativity make things happen.
He is the author of Across the Stonewind Sky, a windswept adventure that rollicks around a setting of floating communities, airships, pirates, mad scientists, more pirates, spies, and a hapless hero born under a lucky star. It started life as the setting for a computer game, but when the game failed to eventuate, Ged couldn’t help but populate the setting with his imagination. And what an imagination! Reading the book leaves me breathless, as we rush from one wild situation to the next.
Ged has also composed a song set in his Stonewind Sky universe, and there is a clip on Youtube with lots of Steampunk goodness. When the book was launched, Ged had fellow Steampunk writer, Michael Pryor, act as his presenter.
This book alone would confirm Ged Maybury’s importance to the Australian Steampunk community, but it would be remiss not to mention his classic Steampunk ‘Hello Kitty’ costume, his modelling of a bustle, his seminars at libraries and conferences, and his general enthusiasm for the community.
Find him on Amazon here : http://www.amazon.com/Ged-Maybury/e/B00JL8DKAY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1422750521&sr=1-1