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Aslan Is Just All Right with Me

The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventure in Narnia, by Laura Miller – The author, a writer for Salon, takes a look back at some of her favorite books from her youth. At age thirteen, Miller felt betrayed when she found … Continue reading

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Left, Right, and Centaur

In an old post, I discussed some beings from mythology that are part human and part animal. The most famous of this bunch are probably the centaurs, and I mentioned how they’re sometimes portrayed as wild, orgiastic creatures, and other … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz and the Wizard of England

The Arthurian legends have had a profound effect on British fantasy, and some of that has carried over to the United States as well. Merlin, especially, seems to make a lot of appearances in recent fantasy fiction, having been everything … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hostel

Havenly Dreams Beneath Oz, by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone – This book focuses on two goblins from the underground Goblin Grotto who have problems with their home lives. At first the focus is on a female goblin named … Continue reading

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‘Tis Terribly Odd in the Land of Nod

As a follow-up to my post on the Kingdom of Dreams near Oz, I feel I should mention some other examples of dream countries in other series. These places are often surreal and disturbing, and things are subject to change … Continue reading

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Musings on Muses

I wasn’t sure what mythological topic to cover today, so I turned to the Muses for inspiration. Fame whores that those girls are, they suggested that I write a post on them. So, here are the nine Muses, dwellers on … Continue reading

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