Steve Rodgers’s story “Canoes of Hava’iki” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 April 2017.
I’ve always loved to read historical speculative fiction, and that love has translated to writing as well. I have written (and sold) speculative fiction pieces set among the 16th century Mexica (Aztecs), and the Saxons of 9th century Germany. This particular tale is set among the ancient Polynesians, who spread out from their ancestral homeland to carry their stories and way of life across the Pacific. My central question was: What if the spark for this migration was a very unexpected event, and what if those Polynesian stories had a little more bite than we ever imagined?
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