What came 1st, horse (riding) or cart (pulling)? Comparing theories of early pastoral economies & horse domestication on the Eurasian plains.
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.
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.
A wide-ranging reflection on what I learned in January, mostly about the history of fashion, ancient infrastructure, economy and war.
In trying to come up with a fictional example of prison, I was reminded of a discussion I had with one of my professors in college. The topic was determinism...