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From Gilgamesh to the Moon and Beyond: The Enduring Geekdom of Science Fiction


Science fiction is metaphor for a troubled world and a medium to give expression to the apprehensions we all feel as we advance into the unknown. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution’ by Claire Langhammer


From emotional blackmail to Fifties 'hook-ups', there's little that's new. Read More »

Book Review: ‘How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders,’ edited by Bill Fawcett

Book Review How to Lose a War at Sea Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders edited by Bill Fawcett

Errors spanning the centuries: from the days of the Spanish Armada to naval blunders from the 1960s. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk’ by Dennis E Showalter


Cuts through propaganda and myth to provide a strategic and tactical understanding of one of history's greatest armored battles and a turning point of World War II. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Destiny of the Republic’ by Candice Millard

Book Review Destiny of the Republic

A non-fiction account of the assassination of President James A. Garfield that opens up this lesser known historical event. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century’ by Christian Caryl


Historical change tends to happen in big leaps, rather than by gradual evolution. Read More »

History’s ‘The Vikings’ at Comic-Con 2013

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History's original scripted series Vikings focuses on a period of time and place rarely explored in series television. Read More »

Interview with Catherine Astolfo, Author of ‘Sweet Karoline’


"I am fascinated by evil, by the psychopathology that leads people to harm others." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Food in Medieval England: Diet and Nutrition’, edited by C.N. Wollgar, D. Serjeantson and T. Waldron


Sixteenth-century Cornish ale, made from oats, was said to be "lyke wash as pygges had wrestled dryn". Read More »

Book Review: ‘1776: Year of Illusions’ by Thomas Fleming

Book Review 1776 Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming

Colonial society was anything but united behind the rebels. Read More »