Category Archives: Fantasy & Magic

The Book of Shadows (The Book of Storms)

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Von Harbou later split with Lang (both in professional collaborations and through divorce in 1933) when they became divided politically. A more extreme reaction to the inad- equacy of language appears in Lisa Tit- tle's "The Cure," in which language is portrayed as a trap from which charac- ters are liberated by means of a treat- ment that protects from all diseases and also renders them permanently speechless. Mama Ya-Ya, a midwife and healer who cares for Lanesha, has the power to predict the future.
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Little Wizard Stories of Oz

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It followed as a matter of course, that the heir-apparent of Waverley-Honour could not, with propriety, visit Scotland without being furnished with credentials to the Baron of Bradwardine. Fever Crumb is a 14-year old orphan in the far future who has been adopted and raised by Dr. During the early years of the Rhysling, many of the winning poems were in this category and were often by mainstream poets. Melissa Kelly is a published author who loves all things fantasy.
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Froonga Planet

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R. (1892-1973) John Ronald Reul Tolkien was a medie- valist and historical linguist. Hopkinson has published four novels, a collection of short stories, and four edited or coedited collections of stories. Characters are arguably more important than the plot. In the sequel, Kobboltozo (1856), the villain from the first book is punished. A man who sees ghosts checks himself into a mental institution, oblivious to the fact that the facility has been closed for almost thirty years.
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Blackbird Trilogy

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Every now and then the report of muskets was heard, repeated by a thousand echoes. All these incidents have their fascination on the mind at a certain period of life, but not when a youth is entering it, and rather looking out for some object whose affection may dignify him in his own eyes, than stooping to one who looks up to him for such distinction. UPDATE as of 4/14/10: An experienced equestrian was kind enough to email me a correction on this as follows: "Speaking as someone who has been riding horses for 16 years and training professionally for 4, a skilled rider does indeed guide with his or her seat and thighs.
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Footy Oddie (Oddies)

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Though no exact tally can be made, by some scholarly reckonings fully half of what may be several thousand tales were written by women. She has interviewed Melissa Scott for Queue Press (2003) and the SpecFicMe newsletter (January 2004). Check out his short fiction, which includes a lot of SF/Fantasy work. Later, her work evolved to include a stronger sense of human beings' spirit- ual need to recognize the sacred char- acter of all life.
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Rex (Time Soldiers)

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What are the core beliefs and values of your race? Tell them, youth, and mirth, and glee, Run a course as well as we; Time, stern huntsman! who can baulk, Staunch as hound, and fleet as hawk? As adventure genres caught on, more traditionally heroic characters began to appear. Emily Dickin- son, as Gilbert and Gubar note, brought the practice of a gothic splitting or doubling of identity to its highest form. "I felt a Funeral in my Brain" and "They Shut Me Up in Prose" suggest that to follow society's dictates is the equivalent of an entombment or being enclosed in a coffin. "One Need not be a Chamber to be Haunted" explicitly links gothic conventions to psychological states.
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No Such Thing As Dragons

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Published by Angry Robot. (FAN). “Cold Counsel” by Chris Sharp. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Many of the successive gothic novelists, Anne Radcliffe being foremost among them, kept the trappings while eliminating the central point; the fantastic possibilities were quickly subsumed into a split between what Tzvetan Todorov would call the "marvelous" and the "uncanny."
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The Tripods Attack! (The Young Chesterton Chronicles)

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AMC is of course in major need a new hit show following the end of Breaking Bad and Mad Men and, in light of Daredevil’s success, it’s possible that the violence and darkness of Preacher could easily find an audience there. Examples: The legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving, 1917), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer�s Stone (J. Miyuki-chan is notable in how it plays with textual boundaries. Further Readings Heldreth, Lillian Marks. "The Alchemical Tanith Lee."
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Pocket Cats: Shadow Magic

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After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon... Warner was also a prolific writer of short stories on diverse themes, among them "A Love Match" (1947), a controversial tale of sibling incest; her best-known works in fantasy are a series of stories written late in her life for The New Yorker and collected in Kingdoms of Elfin (1977), which, despite the title, deal primarily with the queens who rule in Broceliande.
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The Shadowseeker (Royal Institute of Magic, Book 2)

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Diana Paxson and Adrienne Martine-Barnes, Fionn mac Cumhall trilogy: Master of Earth and Water (1993), The Shield Between the Worlds (1994), Sword of Fire and Shadow (1995) Cathal Ó Sándair, An Captaen Spéirling agus an Phlainéad do Phléasc (1959); An Captaen Spéirling Arís (1959); Leis an gCaptaen Spéirling go Mars (1961); An Captaen Spéirling, Spás-Phíolóta (1962) The indefatigable Pádraig Ó Méalóid tracked down the author of the only original sf published in the Irish language (unless, of course, you know different) and I managed to locate a list of titles in an old Dáil report.
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