Worldbuilding with Horses: Cultural Directions

As every dedicated worldbuilder knows, any element you add to the mix changes it in various and sometimes dramatic ways. But even subtle changes can affect the whole direction the world takes. I’ve talked about both what happens when you … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding with Horses: Preindustrial Revolution

Worldbuilding with horses can do really interesting things to your infrastructure, your geography, and your culture. It can also have profound effects on the ability of a culture (whether tribal unit or full-on nation state) to grow and expand. I … Continue reading

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Alternate History and Miss Tolerance

by Sherwood Smith Cross-time, time-splitting and alternate history themes have become so closely interwoven that it is impossible to discuss them fully apart from one another. “Alternate History” extrapolates “what if” sometimes from pivotal points in history, and sometimes from … Continue reading

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