A deep dive into how humans domesticated nine key species and how that process impacted us, in which I try to ignore the modern politics bit.
Sometimes I have opinions. About things. Like books, and movies, and television shows. On far rarer occasions, I have lengthy enough opinions to make worth sharing here, instead of on twitter.
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Micro-reviews from my recently-read pile: ancient marriage politics, Mediterranean dyes, Hittite architecture & whales throughout the ages.
What came 1st, horse (riding) or cart (pulling)? Comparing theories of early pastoral economies & horse domestication on the Eurasian plains.
Echoes of history reverberate through SFF, parallels that can be hard to pick up on, but which still inform how we think about the world. (published at tor.com)
Just because we’re stuck with capitalism & currency-based economic systems doesn’t mean that’s all we can find in our fiction (or history!). (On Tor.com)
Micro-reviews of media I consumed recently, articles about non-western foods, textbooks about the Bronze Age, & the Citibank v. Revlon case.