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.
A wide-ranging reflection on what I learned in January, mostly about the history of fashion, ancient infrastructure, economy and war.
History contains thousands of years of inspiration for creating systems for sending in fiction, from Persian couriers to African drums.
There’s an idea floating around that roads, aqueducts, and other large-scale civil engineering projects required Roman-era engineering. This is a false narrative. A fantasy world doesn’t need iron-age technology to...