Steam Noir

The Creations of William Wardrop

Here's Bill posing outside his Michigan home with the Amiral Duperre.



Hunters of the Night: Confederate Torpedo Boats in the War Between the States  by R. Thomas Campbell

Spaceship Hand Book by Jack Hagerty and Jon C. Rogers (2001)

The Conquest of Space text by Willy Ley, Paintings by Chesley Bonestell (1949)

Sanger Germanys Obital Rocket Bomber in World War Two  by David Myhra (2002)

Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich by J.Miranda and P.Merca (1996)


Cussler, Clive (Born July 13 1932)

Raise the Titanic (1976)


Forstchen, William R. (Born 1950)

"The Lost Regiment" series - Rally Cry (1990), Union Forever (1991), Terrible Swift Sword (1992), Fateful Lightning (1992), Battle Hymn (1997), Never Sound Retreat (1998), Band of Brothers (1999), Men of War (1999), Down to the Sea (2000)


Heinlein, Robert A. (1907-1988)

Rocket Ship Galileo (1947)

"Destination Moon" is a short story first published in Short Stories Magazine, September 1950. The story is an adaptation of his screenplay for the film "Destination Moon" in 1950.

The Rolling Stones (1952)


Porco Rosso

Original story, screenplay written and directed by: Hayao Miyazaki (1992) Distributed by: Toho





Stewart, Matthew

Monturiol's Dream: The Extraordinary Story of the Submarine Inventor Who Wanted to Save the World, Profile Books copyright 2003


Verne, Jules (1828-1905)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

The Clipper of the Clouds (Robur-le-Conquérant, 1886 )

Master of the World (Maître du monde, sequel to Robur the Conqueror, 1904 )


Wells, Herbert G. (1866-1946)

War of the Worlds (1898)


Zuk, Bill  (Born 1947)

Avrocar: Canada's Flying Saucer. The story of secret flying saucers being developed by Canada's most highly advanced aerospace firm. Boston Mills Press; 1-55046-359-4; (2001). Non-fiction.