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Insect Aside

L. Frank Baum is never entirely clear on whether ALL animals in Oz can talk, or whether animals eat each other there. For instance, are insects there sentient? Well, the Wogglebug is, but that’s after he’s been Highly Magnified and … Continue reading

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Gods, Men, and Monsters

In the Company of Ogres, by A. Lee Martinez – This was a comedic look on fantasy, hardly anything new, but still entertaining. It tells the story of Never Dead Ned, a guy who dies quite often, but is always … Continue reading

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Great Ants

In Rick Riordan’s latest book, The Hidden Oracle, Apollo encounters a group of giant ants guarding the entrance to a sacred grove. These ants, the Myrmekes, are indeed part of Greek mythology, or perhaps more accurately Greek pseudo-history. The Myrmekes … Continue reading

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What’s Bugging Me

A Bug’s Life – I had seen Pixar’s second full-length animated feature before, but not until it was out on video. Beth, who was a fan of both Dave Foley and David Hyde Pierce, saw it a few times when … Continue reading

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The Ant, an Introduction

Ant-Man – It’s a good time to be a fan of superheroes, and based on the box office returns, it looks like a lot of people are. There were only about two and a half months between the release of … Continue reading

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