Steampunk Dollhouse

Reading Your Rights

Hosted by Library-Agent Bluestocking and broadcasting from deep within the Library, Steampunk Dollhouse is a podcast for deep-dives into steampunk literature and how it relates to colonialism and postcolonial societies, intersectional theory and the damage technology can do when we don't understand its potential.

"Nice and political. Agreeably sweary." - Rod Duncan, author of the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series


The Steampunk Dollhouse podcast is a mish mashed and disjointed, but oddly charming, confluence of events. After years of ranting about the validity of steampunk literature and its legitimacy as a tool for studying colonialism and globalization, Bluestocking was prompted to create a platform where she could share her dogma with the world. This decision was bolstered after troubling things began happening within the current, governmental regime and it became clear that repositories of science, knowledge, and truth (libraries among them) were under direct threat. Bluestocking has gathered her books, her equipment, and her burning desire to persist, and descended into the bunkers deep beneath The Library. From here she will speak her truth, and make a stand… or a sit. She’ll be sitting, mostly, but inside she’ll be standing tall. She has arthritis though, so sitting is easier. Welcome to The Steampunk Dollhouse!

Our gal Bluestocking! She's a steampunk librarian, she's pissed off, and she's got a microphone. 

Our gal Bluestocking! She's a steampunk librarian, she's pissed off, and she's got a microphone. 

If you're one of those people that really needs to know who it is that's ranting in your ear, you can find more information about Bluestocking's alter ego here (rhyming was completely unintentional).

Some people have a security blanket. Bluestocking has a security steam-book.

Some people have a security blanket. Bluestocking has a security steam-book.