Pirates, Fangirls, and Sailor Moon: Interview With Sam Maggs, author of Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas

The Toronto Star calls Sam Maggs the “ambassador of the Canadian fan culture scene”, but that title betrays the versatile talent behind some of the biggest franchises around.

Pax Anglia: The Self-Imposed Limitations of Steampunk and the Gaslight Romance

Though the rest of the world has tried to wipe the memory of Imperial Britain from their collective past, English writers’ obsession with the empire “on which the sun never sets” spawned a multitude of intrinsically connected speculative genres built around the styles, technologies, mores, practices, ethics, and accomplishments of the Victorian era.