Sánchez-Jáuregui, María Dolores, & Scott Wilcox. The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland, an Episode of the Grand Tour. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN 978-0300176056. The 1779 capture of a British vessel laden with exquisite works from Rome &… Read More ›
Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002, 2008 (1900). ISBN 978-0199536023. The epitome of colonial & maritime literature. Dishonoured by cowardice at sea, Jim lands in an obscure micro-state, momentarily lifting a tribe from misery until his demons catch… Read More ›
A few years ago, board game designer Martin Wallace – usually very apt at gauging & hitting a trend with his popular productions – released a game the success of which he had not expected. Since then this game has consistently featured among the Top 10 most popular productions in the board gaming subculture. By… Read More ›
Markoe, Glenn E. Phoenicians. London: British Museum Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0714127675. Scholarly, concentrated, yet also lively, readable, & up to date survey of the mother of all oceanic civilizations. I give ****/5.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped. London: Penguin Classics, 2007 (1886).ISBN 978-0141441795. Excellent maritime adventure story, which morphs into a superlative recreation of the politics & culture of a bygone Scotland. I rate it ****/5.
Lovecraft, HP. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Telford, UK: Creation Oneiros, 2008 (1943). ISBN 978-1902197258. Magnificently repulsive. Much on the ancient layout & shipping of Providence, RI, one of the early European settlements in North America. I rate it… Read More ›
Background Although I like the historically themed strategy game Puerto Rico well enough, I’m not among its very greatest enthusiasts. Given the enormous success that this game has enjoyed since it came out only a good decade ago, I’d like… Read More ›
To make the idea of a single, unified ocean of sea & space (see earlier posting here) just a little more definite to the imagination, here’s a mixed media list – suggesting inspiration from multiple narrative media channels, in this… Read More ›