Victorian Station -- Victorian decorating ideas and information about the Victorian Era.
Victorian Web Overview -- Brown University's site which also covers Victorian era science and technology.
origins of manned flight. Steam powered planes before 1850! Look at the
picture below: if that doesn't scream "Son of Ether", I don't know what
does... A man standing proudly with wings he made himself...
About.com's "History -- The 19th Century"
Step Right Up, Revised Edition by Brooks McNamara. Patent medicines, traveling medicine shows and more. Great for Electrodyne Engineer snake-oil salesmen.
Brotron Labs where a talented artist named Greg Brotherton hangs his hat, creating retro sci-fi sculpture out of vacuum cleaners, blenders, etc. Check it out, you'll see what I mean.
Kubinek: Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible
This man is a genius. Mr. Kubinek is part comic, part storyteller, part mad inventor, part clown and every bit a showman. I caught his act in April 1999 and again in 2002 and I have to say that I was crying with laughter and amazement by the end of his show. This man deserves an overflow audience and a standing ovation. He travels the United States and Canada through the year. If he is playing at a venue near you, GO! I promise, you will not regret it!
About.com's "Paranormal Phenomena"
The Skeptic's Dictionary Home Page -- Pseudoscience and 'junk' science debunked.
About.com's "Role Playing Games"
Pinnacle Entertainment -- Makers of "Deadlands", the closest thing I've found to Mage: the Wild West, and an excellent game in its own right... If you want a fun Old West (or post-Apocalyptic) RPG, you want Deadlands.
Blake's Home Sector -- He's not a Son of Ether, but nobody's perfect...
Revenge of the
Gamer Chick -- A neat site with essays, rants, etc. on gaming, as well as an enviable Link Collection.
The Templeton Institute -- Lots of Mage material here, on just about every subject in the game. Particularly enjoyed "The Factory" and "Talk like a Son of Ether".
Premier World of Darkness Web Ring -- Dedicated to WoD sites of quality. My site's listed there, too...
The Big List of RPG Plots -- Just what it says. Great for when your Characters are all dressed up with nowhere to go.
A great site about Nikola Tesla. There are some terrific articles here about my favorite scientist.
Wars -- Brought to America by The Learning Channel from the BBC's "Scrapheap
Challenge", this is a would-be Son of Ether's dream show! Two teams
compete to build a machine that can complete a designated task using parts
salvaged and 'bodged' together from the scrapyard. Oh, and they only have
ten hours to go from start to finish...
Battlebots -- 'Battlebots' is a fight to the finish between homebrew robots!
SETI@home -- Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home. Use your PC to help search for alien life! Join my SETI@home group, "The Sons of Ether"!
MadSciNet -- "The 24-hour exploding laboratory." Over 20 moderators and 800 scientists answer your questions about science! It's a lot easier to write fictional science if you know how it actually works...
Discover Magazine's web site. There are many great SoE-inspiring articles free for the reading. With the demise of EtherNews!, I've decided to list the articles from Discover that I found particularly Etheric. Given the information below, you should have no trouble searching Discover's archives:
"The Sound Laser" by Carl Zimmer, Astronomy & Physics, July 1994
"Reinventing the Wheel" by Will Hively, Technology, August 1996
"Power Suits" by Gregory T. Pope, Technology, December 1992
"The Guns of Brooklyn" by Tim Folger, Technology, August 1992
"1997 Discover Awards - Sound: Sound Beams", Technology, July 1997
Donald Simanek's Pages -- Scientific History, New Science, Junk Science, Quotes and much more... this is a great collection!
Multilingual Glossary -- Technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages (very handy for biologically oriented Scientists looking for just the right word).
HyperPhysics -- a great site for mathematical equations/concepts. In some cases, it even provides a form to plug your numbers into. I'm just starting to delve into this one, but it looks fantastic!
A simple, java-based Energy Converter. It's great for simple conversions...
Clifford A. Pickover's Strange Brains and Genius -- This is the book to have when you decide upon any quirks your Scientist might have. This book covers legendary scientists, inventors and scholars such as Nikola Tesla, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Heaviside and Geoffrey Pyke, and lists their accomplishments, quotes and eccentricities. It also discusses what constitutes a 'genius', and what we should expect from them.
"Quantum Leap" -- an article from The Village Voice about one man's idea to pull energy from hydrogen electron orbits, forming massively useful "hydrinos".
Paradigma Online - Journal of
the Progressive Sciences -- This is the place to go for timely
Disneyworld by Night -- Boy, do I wish I had written this! A Scientist and a Hermetic work together to create 'The Happiest Place on Earth'. Written by Rick Jones, I'd post contact info on him if I had it...
Sons of Ether WebRing -- Chock full of Son of Ether sites, including mine...
Merriam-Webster Online -- Online dictionary and thesaurus (hard to sound credible with typos). Includes etymology and date of origin (helpful for avoiding anachronistic speech with Electrodyne Engineers).
Bartleby.com -- "Great books online" and how! The works available for FREE here boggle the mind! Encyclopedias, thesauri, quotations, Shakespeare, Einstein, Confucius and more! Definitely one to check out!
Encyberpedia -- A collection of links for specialized Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Thesauri.
Last updated December 21st, 2003