Go buy Nora Olsen’s Swans and Klons right now, damn it.
Archive for: Harry Potter
The magically invisible diversity of Harry Potter.
Eugenics from Potter to the Old Dominion.
Frame stories and why How To Train Your Dragon is better than that other children’s fantasy series.
Victoria Foyt’s Revealing Eden is unusually crass in its take on race, but its general methodology has a longstanding pedigree in sci-fi and fantasy.
Writer Darko Macan starts off, first page, first issue, by presenting his hero as a distraction from a distraction from the main action.
I’ve been reading Twilight, which isn’t bad; I may do a review at some point next week. In poking around the Internets though, I found this quote from Stephen King: “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer [...]