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  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    "The spice trade that features throughout most recorded western history: what proportion was food seasoning vs. medicinal vs. good for both?" SFreader at 30. You might find "The Roman Empire and Indian Ocean: The Ancient world Economy & the Kingdoms...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I've read through all of Sharon Lee & Steve Millers Liaden series just recently. Though I'm not sure series is quite the right description, given that it covers over a millennium. I'm a bit old so I tend to like...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I've read the Foreigner series from the beginning. For me the stories have been fairly even in quality through out. The series does seem to have been drawn out a bit, but that I blame on the publisher rather than...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    It strikes me that Sharon Lee & Steve Miller have been exploring one possible social derivative of a ship board structure in a wider context in their Liaden Universe novels. See "Crystal Dragon" for the back story of the social...
  • Commented on The Rules of Magic
    "When in doubt, I find it best to remember that the fundamental laws that govern a world are at their core simple, intuitive, and elegant." Perhaps that depends on which rules you are speaking of? Certainly for the reader it...
  • Commented on Bombing Syria Considered Stupid
    One of the nice things about the use of air power is that it helps to minimize the risk of your own sides casualties. Another thing is that air power has been over sold since before WW1, see Douhet and...
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    I will admit that I was more particularly thinking of this past season & Samaritan. :-)...
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    This article makes me think that I should be viewing the TV series, "Person of Interest", as modern horror. :-)...
  • Commented on In defence of Traditional (Eurocentric Quasi-Medieval) Fantasy: #3 It's the Archetypes, silly!
    Tomoe Gozen was very much a real person. You should be able to find the actual history floating around the Net. :-)...
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    Have any of you seen Charles Vasey's '2010 Election' game? See here: >. He's updated it for the 2015 election. :-)...
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