Tag Archives: volcanoes

History for the fantasy buff: can a volcanic lava flow be stopped?

One of the questions I needed to answer with my volcano research was: is it possible for human intervention to stop a volcanic lava flow? I needed to know because this was part of the premise of my novel (book … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: Mythology of volcanoes

One of my favorite things to study about history is the mythology behind real-life forces and real-life events. And it’s highly relevant to creating fantasy worlds, since nearly every fantasy world is going to need a mythology, some collection of … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: The eruption of Vesuvius

More on volcanic eruptions. The eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD is interesting because it’s the first major eruption (VEI of 6–only Tambora in the 1800s was more severe) for which we have a written historical record that we can actually … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: Volcanic eruptions in history

Moving on to a new topic, the book I’m writing now is partially set in a land of volcanoes, so I’m researching volcanoes. Geologists have a scale for measuring the magnitude of volcanic eruptions, similar to the Richter scale for … Continue reading

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