This story was originally written for the Z post of A to Z 2013. As posts in the #flashbackfriday go, it’s probably received more reads than others, but as I come to the end of Camp Nano for another year,
In which Crown Prince Fred of Marsh prepares to present his paper at the inaugural Natural Philosophy Summer School 2011 This 1300 word short story could appear in a collection entitled The Chronicles of Marsh. It picks up on the
George and I are back home in Castle Marsh after our five day trip to southern Gaul. It was a fascinating and, at times, scary trip. George flew us round the castle as we got lower in the sky, preparing
I’m still at Castle Hattan, the weather is still damp and windy, but I am safe in the bowels of the castle, surrounded by the hum of the Wozna brewing machinery. I am with Saku, the scientific genius behind the
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries what we would call scientists were called natural philosophers. Their focus was thinking and theorising and observing the natural world. Most used what we would now call scientific method: observe, analyse, theorise, test, review.
Knowledge. Fred and George seem remarkably knowledgeable for princelings that have not discovered newspapers and have very little experience of the world outside Castle Marsh. The secret is in their education, which ensures that all young persons within the castle