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Iconic Outerwear of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, Ranked
When I graduated from Literary Analysis Academy, the dean stopped the graduation ceremony and shook my hand. “You are so smart,” he said,...
but not in an evil way
Fear No Evil: On Sorting Hats and Forest Gods
Don’t be afraid. Step forward and allow your teacher to place the omniscient, transdimensional sapient hat upon your head. Yes, sapient. More than...
take a number
Science Fiction & Fantasy’s Most Delightful Government Agencies
Though ostensibly genres of escapism, some of the best and most entertaining government agencies—hardly two words synonymous with...
those best suited to power
Harry Potter: A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating Authority
“I want to teach my daughter to resist,” my friend said. “She’s going to grow up in a time when it’s going to be important for her to recognize...
the listicle that lived
50 Essential Things from Harry Potter, in Alphabetical Order
Twenty years ago today, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Philosopher’s Stone was released in the U.K., giving birth to an entire new...
The Literary Art of Drunken Secret-Telling
Two years ago, I reread the entire Harry Potter series from start to finish over the course of about a month. This was a reread for comfort: I’d already...
the boy who lived
Growing Up—and Hopefully Growing Old—with Harry Potter
“I think Nathan’s a Hufflepuff,” my sister texted me one day. I winced. How was that going to work? She’s a Ravenclaw. Can...
lalala i'm not touching you
Sibling Rivalries in Fantasy, Ranked
Kat Howard’s eerily beautiful debut novel, Roses and Rot, introduces a mysterious, secluded school; a compelling modern fantasy world; and a sibling...
We Sort the Cast of
The Force Awakens
into Their Hogwarts Houses
Almost one year ago to the day, we rolled out a little post that slammed together two obscure entertainment franchises, sorting your favorite Star Wars...
The Best Evil Lieutenants in SF/F
We all love a great villain. Plenty of stories offer us Big Bads who are much more interesting than the mealy hero we’re supposed to care about. But...
longer than you think dad
7 Times Teleportation Ruined Everything
As modern science runs amok, achieving things once unimaginable and unlocking the secrets of the universe, writing science fiction gets increasingly...
pick a side
Which is Better: Harry Potter or Hunger Games? We Asked Comic Con!
It’s a battle that’s been raging since the dawn of time. Well, maybe not quite that long, but for at least a decade or so. These two...
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