The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells The War in the Air is not one of H. G. Wells’ better-known novels, but it’s worth the look. It taps into a futuristic, semi-sci-fi theme like some of Wells’ more prominent works (e.g. The Time Machine), but it also stays firmly grounded on 20th century … More Turn the Page Thursday: The Biggest World War that Never Happened
1. People only ate with their hands. It was the Middle Ages, not the Stone Age. Utensils had been around for a long time, and while medieval people did eat with their hands, they used utensils too. Some of them probably preferred to slurp their soup from the bowl, but others used spoons for that. … More 8 Myths About the Middle Ages
The Plantagenets is a perfect example of how a writer can pluck history from the realm of obscurity and prepare it for a popular audience. … More Turn the Page Thursday: Intrigue and War!
Howell demonstrates that he’s one of the cleverest people currently writing history. This book is full of humor, ranging from the basest to the most elaborate jokes. … More Turn the Page Thursday: English and Rude Invaders
Readers who approach the book expecting a piece of fine art will be greatly disappointed, but readers who approach it looking to be entertained will easily find a few hours of fun. As much as steampunk writers like to offer a heavy social commentary, it’s nice to get away from that and create a lighter story. Mann does exactly that, and it’s much appreciated. … More Turn the Page Thursday: Steampunk!