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Sisters Are Flying for Themselves

The Fire Keeper, by J.C. Cervantes – The sequel to The Storm Runner begins with Zane Obispo, his family, and his friend Brooks hiding out on a hidden tropical island. He finds out that the memoir he’d written at the … Continue reading

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Magical Arts and Sciences

I’ve been thinking a bit recently about magic and science in fiction. I’m not saying anything at all new when I point out that a lot of what’s considered science fiction contains very little science. Sometimes it just seems to … Continue reading

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Giving This Wrinkle in Time Some Credit

A Wrinkle in Time – I saw this at the movies last night, and for the most part, I quite liked it. When I see a movie based on a book I’ve read, I generally can’t help doing a bit … Continue reading

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Conflict, Controversy, and Contradiction in Oz

Finally, I’ve been able to read and review some new Oz material! There are some significant spoilers in this post. The Royal Explorers of Oz, Book 4: Into the Wild, by Marcus Mebes and Alejandro Garcia – What was originally … Continue reading

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Tesser Action

Many Waters, by Madeleine L’Engle – I’d read L’Engle’s original Time Trilogy back in my younger days, definitely in elementary school for at least the first two and probably the third. I remember A Wrinkle in Time pretty well, and … Continue reading

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Bat Out of Xibalba

Picture by Abelardo A little while ago, I came across this list of lesser-known mythological monsters. One of them that interested me was the Mayan demon known as Camazotz, which basically means “death bat.” While popular culture gives vampires the … Continue reading

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Shortcuts in Space-Time

Beth and I watched a documentary called How William Shatner Changed the World, hosted by Shatner and about how scientists and inventors were inspired by Star Trek. Honestly, I had trouble staying awake through the whole thing, but not because … Continue reading

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