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
October 6, 1774
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.