For Victorian gaming fans, here’s a page with articles from the Illustrated London News from the mid 1800s.
The Victorian Web site has a wealth of articles on life in the Victorian era. You could spend a very long time reading the material there.
Phillip Fickling has a paper model of a submarine that may be of use for victorian science fiction fans. Click on the free model link.
This is a book that should be on every Colonial Wargamers’ bookshelf. It is a brilliant study of the conflicts and personalities involved in a continuous series of wars for the British Empire between 1837 and 1901. It is by no means an exhaustive study of the period, but offers the reader a good slice of the times. If you don’t already play colonial miniature wargames, this book will make you want to.