History is a gold mine of worldbuilding ideas for sociopolitical systems that stretch beyond the mainstream.
It’s worth summarizing an entire work not just “in your own words” but with an emphasis on reframing it and focusing on what matters to you.
My notes are now public, you can buy access to my stories, and I did a live Q&A with the obsidian.md community on how it all came together.
Self-hosted ghost isn’t easy, but if you’ve got technical skills & are looking for a cheap, lightweight newsletter with 1 membership tier, it’s a great option.
Micro-reviews from my recently-read pile: ancient marriage politics, Mediterranean dyes, Hittite architecture & whales throughout the ages.