PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewThough Annalee Newitz began work on Four Lost Cities long before the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s impossible to read it today without periodic is-this-where-we’re-headed? musings. The book functions as a travel guide to places that no longer exist ... Another way of using Four Lost Cities is as a compendium of archaeological findings on humanity’s urban origins ... Perhaps looking back 9,000 years can yield practical guidance on how to move forward from where we are. For me, the effect of reading Four Lost Cities was more meditative. This is a long, long, long ride we are on. Much is beyond our control. Humanity trundles on.