Have you heard of this Civil War–era bioterrorism plot? Though many assume that germ warfare is a fairly modern method of war, the use of biological weapons, including the use of venoms, plant toxins and other poisonous substances to infect and defeat enemies is, in fact, an ancient practice. The earliest documented incidents involve victims infected with tularemia being driven into enemy lands, which resulted in a widespread epidemic. Other notable examples include Scythian archers …read more
Chris Tusa is an author, managing editor of Fiction Southeast, full-time LSU English professor and acting writer-in-residence at Southeastern Louisiana University.