Hive Queen and Country is a rapidly evolving setting. A Yahoo! group of very active and dedicated fans produce a large voulme of messages (averaging over 400 a month this year) about the historical period, technology for steampunk and many other things. Discourse is polite. It often is highly detailed.
In order to makke things easier we are going to develop a weekly summary of all the threads on the Yahoo! group and post that here and several other places. It should make watching the evolution of the universe much easier.