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Magic Genes

I mentioned in my last post how the manifestation of the Force through midichlorians in Jedi blood, thereby giving a biological component to magical and spiritual power, was sort of elitist. That got me thinking about the connection between magic … Continue reading

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The Patrician Puzzle

Ever since the beginning of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett has been consistent in saying that the city of Ankh-Morpork is led by a Patrician, an autocrat who lacks the trappings of royalty. The plot of The Truth suggests that … Continue reading

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Gnolls on a Roll

I’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons, but you can’t really deny its place in the realm of fantasy, both as a repository of creatures and concepts from earlier myths and stories and an influence on later ones. I was thinking … Continue reading

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Stop Feegling Around!

I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett – This is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching series, which is billed as young adult. With Pratchett, I think that means it has chapters, a young protagonist, and darker themes than … Continue reading

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