One of the fun things steampunk has been known to do is change history. Some history doesn’t seem to lend itself to a steampunk touch, or so Michael Swanwick said on a 2009 steampunk panel with Everfair’s author, Nisi Shawl. You don’t have to know the history of the Congo Free State to appreciate the rich complexity of Shawl’s first novel, Everfair. But it certainly enhances it. Thus, let me begin with a an edited...Read More
My Book Progress
“You put a spell on the dog,” I said as we left the house.
“Just a small one,” said Nightingale.
“So magic is real,” I said. “Which makes you a…what?”
“Like Harry Potter?”
Nightingale sighed. “No,” he said. “Not like Harry Potter.”
“In what way?”
“I’m not a fictional character,” said Nightingale.”