A review in the Smithsonian’s AIR & SPACE magazine leads this week’s BP press clippings.
“An amazing visual odyssey”
- The Denver Times
“A delightful and entertaining tale”
– The Baryon Review
“Totally unique and totally fascinating”
- Collector’s Corner
Plus peers’ praise:
“Truly brilliant. I can’t stop looking at it”
Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy
“Boilerplate is the most fascinating history book I’ve ever read”
– Tim Powers, author of The Anubis Gates
Plus, plus a new CBR Robot6 review, in addition to the CBR interview with Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.
Boilerplate helps taxi a Jenny for takeoff, 1916.
Paul Guinan’s Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel is in stores now, and here’s this week’s reaction:
“Visually and thematically stunning”
“A masterpiece of fictional reality”
The Telegraph UK
An interview with Paul about the victorian robot is at NEWSARAMA.
A Robot Cop
This weeks roundup of Boilerplate sightings include an appearance on a German blog, and a review from the international bookseller Barnes & Noble.
German version of Boilerplate called PANZERMANN
Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett will be performing excerpts from the book Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel at Powell’s Books.
You do not want to miss Anina’s impression of Mark Twain!
Here’s the skinny:
BOILERPLATE BOOK READING & SIGNING
Friday, October 2nd @ 7:30pm
Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323
CBR has posted an interview with Paul and Boilerplate co-author/wife Anina Bennett. They talk about the creation of the Victorian robot, their intent with the book, and provide hitherto unknown tidbits about the coffee-table tome.
Paul, Boilerplate, and Anina
A MAJOR BOILERPLATE EXHIBITION AT PORTLAND CENTER
Boilerplate photos, prints, and paintings (pigment on canvas, NOT digital), will be on display from September through November. It opens on First Thursday–tonight!
Come see this display of 27(!) works in the huge atrium/lobby of the PCPA/Hatfield Hall, also home to the ArtBar. 1111 SW Broadway at Main, the southwest corner.
Review copies of Paul Guinan’s BOILERPLATE book are getting rave reviews. The latest is from Erik Litz, Powells Books:
“This highly unique and visually stunning piece of work, which has found it’s way to book form, is a priceless piece of originality. Some other form of media would be amiss to not see this translated towards television or film. Both ‘old world’ and ‘high tech’ merge to birth a new hero for us all. Exquisite in execution and delivery…..ahh, there are still books, after all my years, that can inspire me so. My own words cannot do it justice. One can’t be told what BOILERPLATE is, one must experience it.”
Dime Novel Circa 1900
Paul Guinan’s Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel was just picked by Amazon.com as a “Best of 2009…So Far.” They describe it as “part history, part science fiction, and 100% astounding”
Talk about time traveling–the profusely illustrated coffee-table tome isn’t even in stores yet! Here’s Amazon’s full review.
Be at your favorite bookseller on October 1st– or just pre-order it now on Amazon!
Boilerplate charges alongside Teddy Roosevelt
Amazon.com has listed Paul Guinan’s Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel for pre-order. Amazon has given the book a glowing review based on an advance copy provided by the publisher Abrams. Paul and co-author Anina Bennett are putting the final touches on the work, which is scheduled for an October 1st release.
Paul and his robot Boilerplate are the subject of a two-page feature article on the cover of the life section in the Portland Tribune. The ‘bot’s head is even on the masthead of the paper’s front page! Pick up a copy this weekend and read a well written overview of Paul’s career, and how he created Boilerplate.