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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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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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The Fantasy of the Christ

I’ve recently come across several comments on a recent essay that tries to define fantasy as a distinctly Christian genre. Both J.L. Bell and Vorjack at Unreasonable Faith have brought it up, and my immediate reaction was to dismiss the … Continue reading

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