Category: Fantasy & Magic

The Wizard in the Woods (Racers)

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Unlike Moon Girl, the silver-haired Mysta of the Moon actually lived on the moon. The number of programs related to women and SF greatly increased at WisCon 2. You'll need a pencil, two notebook size pieces of paper, a large empty ashtray, some matches or lighter, and a bar of soap. People often say that German rarely sounds "nice," and it's somewhat true-- many hard sounds in the German language give it a much harsher "sound" to Romanized ears. The game changes through multiple replays, and thus has a bit of a campaign feel.

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The Adventures of Shrinkman

R.L. Stine

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Meanwhile, Will, an alchemist's apprentice is making a delivery for his evil master, a nearly identical box holding The Most Powerful Magic in the World. As the statue, who is the leader of the dragons living within the sun's fire, comes to life, he becomes quite mischievous and leads Diego on an unexpected adventure. Showing the reader that someone is sad (by describing that character's body language, reactions, etc.), for example, instead of telling the reader that a character is sad will make a huge difference in your story. [15] Trim out anything that's confusing or unnecessary.

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Demons in the Dark

John Clewarth

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The coining of this term is attributed to William Gibson's novel Neuromancer (1982). His person promised firmness and agility, to which the ample folds of the tartan added an air of dignity. Published by Orbit. (FAN). “Shattered Minds” by Laura Lam. Besides that cataclysmic reference, the number 666 has quite a few very interesting properties. Ask yourself whether the adjectives you use are actually descriptive, or if they're boring "empty" adjectives.

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The Hound of Rowan: Book One of The Tapestry

Henry H. Neff

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One of my favorite 'bad guys' is Javert from Les Miserables. Intrigue, magic and action all in a tight little story. Khatru: Women in Sci- ence Fiction. 2nd ed. Benefiel Yolen, Jane [Hyatt] (1939- ) Jane Yolen is an award-winning and pro- lific Jewish American writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction novels and short fiction for children, young adults, 333 Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 2: Entries and adults. But a deadly secret kept deep at the bottom of the ocean for over a thousand years could threaten not just immortals, but all of mankind.

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Arboregal: The Lorn Tree

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Gotlieb is known in Canada pri- marily for her poetry and has described herself as a Canadian poet and Ameri- can SF writer. In fact, a 100-feet meteor can make a crater more than one kilometer in diameter and could easily destroy a whole middle-sized town. , Spaceships one fourth the size of the moon have no catastrophic effects whatsoever on earth's tides or climate when they are near earth. , In the future, all ships have artificial gravity that is just "activated" by the push of a button, with no explanation of the science behind it. , However far the into the future a story is set, and however advanced the civilizations are, all space vessels in the era lack simple circuit breakers.

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The Return to Narnia: The Rescue of Prince Caspian

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Her choice of animal had been deliberate because he was foul. D. student in the Department of English at the University of Southern California, where she specializes in queer theory and feminist science fiction. As he shut the book, ``Now lads,'' said he, ``have at them in the morning, with heavy hands and light consciences.' He then kindly greeted Mac-Ivor and Waverley, who requested to know his opinion of their situation. ``Why, you know, Tacitus saith `_In rebus bellicis maxime dominatur Fortuna,+ which is equiponderate with our vernacular adage, `Luck can maist in the mellee.

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William and the Witch's Riddle

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These included a long-running science fiction and fantasy review column that was written at various times by Sus- anna Sturgis, Julie Mitchell, Heather Whipple, and Laura Quilter. But more importantly, even with Midichlorians, the Force is still a supernatural force that obeys no laws of physics anybody ever heard of. How much firepower can your shields absorb before collapsing? Many English-language romances derived their themes locally, from French romances or from stories told in entirely different forms (the French chansons de geste gave several English romances their subject matter).

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Suck It Up and Die

Brian Meehl

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For your reading pleasure, here are the 15 greatest science fiction book series. All three nominations came within the past twelve years, too, so this is not archaeology. Other equally compel- ling and enduring characters followed: detective Bill Bergson (beginning in 1946); Madicken or Mischievous Meg (beginning in 1960); and the prankster Emil (beginning in 1963). This work set the tone for the depiction of lesbians in speculative fic- tion for many years: predatory, unnatu- ral or supernatural, and interested in the corruption of young women.

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The Lost Fairy

Marian Broderick

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The opening book to Paolini's series, "Eragon," was not a short book at more than four hundred pages. Some of them have names and clear identities, and a few have achieved significant literary and wider fame. Them!"; a professional soldier (James Whitmore) led the search for the monsters that traveled from the New Mexico desert to storm drains; the giant ants were interpreted as Communists on-the-loose [Starship Troopers (1997) paid homage to this classic film] Jack Arnold's Tarantula (1955), a film that imitated Them! (1954), about a rampaging, mutant spider; featured an early bit role for Clint Eastwood as an Air Force pilot called in to bomb the huge spider Kurt Neumann's (director of the original The Fly) low-budget sci-fi thriller Kronos (1957), about a giant, electrical energy-sucking alien machine/robot from outer space, with Jeff Morrow (of This Island Earth) the surreal, philosophical classic The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), by director Jack Arnold and author/scriptwriter Richard Matheson; it was another of the atomic-era films billed as "a fascinating adventure into the unknown," that featured amazing special effects of a man (Grant Williams) miniaturized by glittery particles of radioactive mist (atomic nuclear fallout), and then terrorized by an oversized cat and giant black spider in a cellar producer/director Bert Gordon's incredulous The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) questioned the damaging effects of technology, nuclear energy, and radiation through the character of an Army officer (Glen Langan) who grew to a height of 160 feet (and was bald) due to radioactive poisoning; its sequel was War of the Colossal Beast (1958) Kurt Neumann's The Fly (1958), adapted from George Langelaan's short story, about a matter-teleportation experiment gone awry between a hapless scientist and a housefly; the film was followed by two sequels (Return of the Fly (1959) and Curse of the Fly (1965)) and director David Cronenberg's great remake The Fly (1986) years later, with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis schlocky cult director Coleman Francis' drive-in classic The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), noted for its lack of dialogue (and its ridiculous narration), and ex-wrestler Tor Johnson as a defecting Russian nuclear scientist who turns into a rampaging, mutant beast after exposure to an H-bomb detonation Hollywood pursued the commercial success of these post-war SF films with many more.

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The Return of Abracadabra (Hocus Pocus Hotel)

Michael Dahl

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Those that carry the blood of the royal house of Amber may ‘shadow-walk’ through different realities. This honest gentleman's conversation was so formed upon his professional practice, that Davie Gellatley once said his discourse was like ``a charge of horning.'' He assured our hero, that ``from the maist ancient times of record, the lawless thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands, had been in fellowship together by reason of their surnames, for the committing of divers thefts, reifs, and herships upon the honest men of the Low Country, when they not only intromitted with their whole goods and gear, corn, cattle, horse, nolt, sheep, outsight and insight plenishing, at their wicked pleasure, but moreover made prisoners, ransomed them, or concussed them into giving borrows (pledges) to enter into captivity again: all which was directly prohibited in divers parts of the Statute Book, both by the act one thousand five hundred and sixty-seven, and various others; the whilk statutes, with all that had followed and might follow thereupon, were shamefully broken and vilipended by the said sorners, limmers, and broken men, associated into fellowships, for the aforesaid purposes of theft, stouthreef, fire-raising, murther, raptus mulierum, or forcible abduction of women, and such like as aforesaid.'' It seemed like a dream to Waverley that these deeds of violence should be familiar to men's minds, and currently talked of, as falling within the common order of things, and happening daily in the immediate vicinity, without his having crossed the seas, and while he was yet in the otherwise well-ordered island of Great Britain.<*> Sorners may be translated sturdy beggars, more especially indicating those unwelcome visitors who exact lodgings and victuals by force, or something approaching to it, The Baron returned at the dinner-hour, and had in a great measure recovered his composure and good humour.

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