I'm Alizarin (not really but hey, it's the Internet and all). I've been a big sci-fi and fantasy fan since I was a kid. When I was growing up I wanted to live in the Star Wars universe, then up until quite recently I still kind of wanted to live in the Star Wars universe (or maybe on Discworld), then a couple of years ago I read my first Iain M Banks novel and decided if I was going to live anywhere else it would be The Culture universe.
I've been a gamer since way back when we had to use the funny shaped dice (AD&D, Rolemaster, Spacemaster, CofC), and these days of course it's MMORPGs. Most recently I was a beta tester for Star Trek Online, and most evenings I hang around that really big game of Blizzard's.
I had a little poke around before posting and was really happy to see a mention of Abney Park in the Steampunk section.
Looking forward to Secrets of the Fire Sea when it's in paperback (hardbacks are too heavy to carry around!)