James Holloway

James Holloway

Dr James Holloway has been writing about games, geek culture and whisky since 1995. A former editor of "Archaeological Review from Cambridge," he has also written for Fortean Times, Fantasy Flight Games and The Unspeakable Oath. A graduate of Cambridge University, Holloway runs the blog Gonzo History Gaming.

Published Work


The 10 Most bad-ass women in history

History and legend are full of stories about male heroes. You could be forgiven for thinking that bravery, ferocity and toughness were only for men. In fact, there are tough female heroes in every era of history, even those where society and historians… More »

10 Things they never told you about D-Day

At 6:30 AM on the morning of June 6, 1944, Allied troops began the invasion of occupied France. Seventy years on, the scale of the landings -- codenamed Operation NEPTUNE and part of the larger Operation OVERLORD -- has still never been surpassed. Over… More »

10 Gadgets in wearable tech that'll blow your mind

Wearable technology has always been a staple of science fiction, but never seemed to take off in the real world. In his 1992 novel Snow Crash, author Neal Stephenson envisioned so-called "gargoyles," tech enthusiasts wandering around encumbered… More »

10 Signs you're on the right track (even if it doesn't feel like it)

At every stage in our lives, we feel bombarded by the expectations of others about the life we're going to lead. These expectations can even create unrealistic ideas in our own minds, making us feel like we're not making progress or that our lives… More »

12 Extreme tourism destinations

Travelling the world introduces you to new sights and experiences -- after a while, though, there's only so many times you can visit the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China. Eventually, you'll begin to seek out stranger and more unusual holiday destinations.… More »