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Dec
25
Festival of Fires

Festival of Fires

Difficult heroes, failed rebellions, and how to rebuild a religion
20 min read
Nov
25
Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture

Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture

Disney's Andor has a lot to say about imperial rule — and the difficulties of overthrowing it.
19 min read
Nov
10
I Met A Traveler From An Online Land

I Met A Traveler From An Online Land

What do lost cities and the modern internet have in common?
17 min read
Jun
09
The Problem We All Live With

The Problem We All Live With

A beloved YA series leads to musings on the nature of child sacrifice.
8 min read
Nov
18
Decline and Fall: History and Star Wars with Patrick Wyman

Decline and Fall: History and Star Wars with Patrick Wyman

A lively interview on processes of empire, the violence of frontiers, and the role of history in invented worlds.
23 min read
Jun
24
We're All Creatures of Collapse

We're All Creatures of Collapse

It hung over them as it hangs over us: as a memory, as a premonition.
18 min read
May
27
The Empire is a Predatory Forest

The Empire is a Predatory Forest

Trees, like empires, wear against one another. Empires, like trees, are never quite so separate from one another as they like to claim.
12 min read