Okay, I’m a geek, I’ll admit it. When I saw that they’ve done a documentary series on Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs & Steel, and I nearly jumped out of my chair, I was so excited.
It starts tonight on PBS (where else) at 9 pm.
The only reason I’m posting this is because the book influenced my last novel, which I finished in March. The Gates of Polished Horn is a science fiction story that is very much concerned with the same issues Diamond examines in Guns: what causes civilizations to develop?
The series website is here.