New series Land of the Black Sun, a podcast appearance by Ben, the influence of Blade Runner, and sweet fan art.
I’ve always enjoyed maps. A good map can convey information in an incredibly concise way. And they are of course useful for navigation. However, you do need to be careful. As an example, I saw this map that purported to show the political divisions of Europe circa 1000 A.
Robert E. Howard and other pulp era writers were pretty good on anthropology, but a little less good on plate tectonics and catastrophism. Which isn’t to say there weren’t some astonishing things in the geologic record,
"Nouvelle Orleans" and Nearby French Settlements, ca. 1723 More fun maps here.
From Strange Maps comes an image of Europe's alcohol belts. From this image, you can see the continuing influence of the Romans, as well as the frontiers that continually vexed them. There is climate overlaid on top of all this. Good stuff. h/t Michael Flynn