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Iconic Outerwear of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, Ranked

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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,...
Fear No Evil: On Sorting Hats and Forest Gods

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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...
Science Fiction & Fantasy’s Most Delightful Government Agencies

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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...
Harry Potter: A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating Authority

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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...
50 Essential Things from Harry Potter, in Alphabetical Order

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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

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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...
Growing Up—and Hopefully Growing Old—with Harry Potter

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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...
Sibling Rivalries in Fantasy, Ranked

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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

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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

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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...
7 Times Teleportation Ruined Everything

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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...
Which is Better: Harry Potter or Hunger Games? We Asked Comic Con!

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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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