The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc

Like most struggling writers, Jules Verne penned short pieces to gain an audience long before he wrote the things that made him famous. “Martin Paz” is one of these early works you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s packed with adventure and romance. In addition, some themes in “Martin Paz” echo issues that are still prevalent in modern times such as racism, corruption, and privilege. What is “Martin Paz” About? In vibrant Victorian Lima, Peru, Martin Paz is a Native Peruvian Chieftain thrown into the conflicts of a growing multi-cultural city. A beautiful young Jewish woman named Sarah inadvertently interrupts a call to Christian prayer. And … Continue reading The Softer Side of Jules Verne: “Martin Paz” Review by Victoria L. Szulc

NEW JACOBIN CLUB Celebrate 20 Years of Make-Up, Corsets, Blood, and Fire

During the 20 years that Canadian theatrical art-rockers New Jacobin Club have been loudly spreading their dark and provocative sounds and stories, the band has survived controversies and obstacles that most performing artists rarely encounter. From being associated with the … Continue reading NEW JACOBIN CLUB Celebrate 20 Years of Make-Up, Corsets, Blood, and Fire

Four days remaining until Asylum VI

It will be my first time at Asylum and I’m there on behalf of Steampunk Journal, so please make sure you say hello. I like taking pictures of people, but sometimes feel a little shy to ask, so please feel free to offer as well. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. There may be still tickets available. Why not take a look here: Asylum VI ticket website Related articles Steampunk stories are old hat Happy Birthday Steampunk Journal Twelve of the most splendidly amusing steampunk memes Steampunk Continue reading Four days remaining until Asylum VI