A collection of short stories mostly set in the islands of the South Sea under British dominion. The background is, therefore, very different from the Canadian background in "Norther Lights," but the stories show the same dramatic impulse.
When Chris Seabranch is not on a treasure hunt, fleeing from aliens or conjuring up interesting scientific articles as a Danish science journalist, he likes to write fantasy books. Butterfly Islands is a great example of his storytelling skills, and was conceived during a 175 kilometer walk around Mount Blanc in France. As our Author of The Day, Seabranch chats about female pirates, 15 year olds and butterflies.