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London Frog

Falling Sideways, by Tom Holt – While Robert Rankin claims to have invented the term “Far-Fetched Fiction” in hopes of getting his own shelf at the bookstore, I don’t know that he’d necessarily be the only one whose books would … Continue reading

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Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars

I’m sure many of us will recall the time when we looked up into the night sky in all its majesty, saw the stars in their glory, and thought to ourselves, “THAT’S supposed to be a LION? What were those … Continue reading

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Para-Dogs

As we are now living through the dog days of summer, this week’s mythology post will be about dogs. More specifically, it’s about Laelaps, a magical hunting dog given by Zeus to Europa when he seduced her and carried her … Continue reading

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Why So Sirius?

Dogsbody, by Diana Wynne Jones – In this engaging story, Sirius, the hot-tempered immortal lord of the Dog Star, is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. As punishment, he’s forced to take the form of a dog on Earth, … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, Copycat

Merry Christmas! I’ve never really understood why (at least in the United States) this is the one holiday when we’re supposed to be merry instead of merely happy, but there you go. And as we all know, the true meaning … Continue reading

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