Warren Ellis: "Dead people decide the shapes of our cities and towns"

Warren Ellis has made a marvelous career of allowing his meandering interests and obsessions to reveal fascinating aspects of our world. In his book Gun Machine, the antique and contemporary life of New York City blend together, fueling a mad man's murder spree.

Ellis shares his interest in how history, and in particular ancient history, continue to shape our everyday lives in an impromptu talk held at the first Barn Talk in Los Angeles in January.

He speaks off the cuff about the thoughts that are consuming him as he works on upcoming projects and tells a few entertaining anecdotes along the way. It's always interesting to see where Warren's mind is going.  Cities, ancient history, dead bodies and growing up in the late 70s in England. Just another night with Warren Ellis.