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Occasionally these short lyric poems include a hint of magic, but it is not a major feature. Ancestresses The female ancestors of major dynasties such as the Plantagenet, Lusignan, and de Boullon lines are literary figures in their own right. She has published on children's literature, including about Diana Wynne Jones, and has begun to include work on popular literature and fan fiction, with a focus on gender and sexuality. Steep banks of wood were broken by corn fields, which this year presented an abundant harvest, already in a great measure cut down.

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C. S. Lewis

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There was no point dwelling on it; the prison awaited. The theme of self-reliance in the face of adversity stands out in most of her works. One lasting influence was the challenge to the editorial paradigm that SF appealed to solely or largely to a young, heterosexual, male audience. The mist has left the mountain grey: Springlets in the dawn are streaming, Diamonds on the brake are gleaming, And foresters have busy been To track the buck in thicket green; Now we come to chant our lay, ``Waken, lords and ladies gay!'' Waken, lords and ladies gay!

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Georgia Byng

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Soon she was pub- lishing a personal fanzine, The Invisible Fan. Oddly neither character has a scar on their hand afterward, usually as of the next shot or scene., TS , We Had It All Along! Fox also published a considerable body of poetry. Bradley, 49, 232, 234 Lang, Andrew, 262 Lang, Fritz, 103, 106, 113 Langelier, Frances, 97 Langsam, Devra, 280, 281 language, in science fiction, 81 Lan's Lantern fanzine, 285 "Lanval," 4 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (film), 186 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (film), 186 Larbalestier, Justine, 22, 213, 218, xii Larque on the Wing (Springer), 215 La Spina, Greye, 47 Last Enchantment, The (Stewart), 68 "Last of the Dragons, The" (Nesbit), 20-21 Last of the Huggermuggers, The (Cranch), 263 Latin American writers, 191, 197-200 Laughing Target (Takahashi), 130 Laurance, Alice, 78 Lauzen, Martha, 110 Laverne and Shirley (television show), 139, 144 Lawless, Lucy, 146, 187 Lawrence, Judith Ann, 75 Lawrence, Louise, 71 Layne, Deborah, 82 Lear, Edmund, 27 Lee, Amy 153 Lee, Holme (pseud.).

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In the twentieth century, certain ele- ments of the pattern established by the Brothers Grimm and the Victorians were successfully repeated: certainly, Disney utilized the didacticism of the form to reinforce gender roles in his fil- mic retellings of Snow White (1937), Cin- derella (1950), and Sleeping Beauty (1959), among others, which have since been roundly criticized for their softening of original themes. Much of the best subse- quent Canadian SF adopts a similar, skeptical outsider stance.

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George MacDonald

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A light-hearted short story about a witch and her rampaging sister. Visit our Support Us! page to find out how. I went into the Goddard program writing fantasy and came out writing magical realism, but not because they pushed me in that direction. Some fantasy stories are not set in original worlds, but on Earth, in which case references to Earth should be made; not all fantasy centers on the use of magic; not all fantasy is in a medieval world.

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Thomas Wharton

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Her manuscripts and correspondence, most notably with Welsh writer John Cooper Powys, are housed at the University of Arizona at Tucson. Starting with Nine Princes in Amber, The Chronicles of Amber revolve around the concept of parallel worlds in which our version of Earth is just one of infinite possibilities. However, having received the expected, or rather the required, compliment on his sobriety, the Baron proceeded,---``No, sir, though I am myself of a strong temperament, I abhor ebriety, and detest those who swallow wine _gul causa,_ for the oblectation of the gullet; albeit I might deprecate the law of Pittacus of Mitylene, who punished doubly a crime committed under the influence of Liber Pater; nor would I utterly accede to the objurgation of the younger Plinius, in the fourteenth book of his `Historia Naturalis.' No, sir; I distinguish, I discriminate, and approve of wine so far only as it maketh glad the face, or, in the language of Flaccus, _recepto amico._'' Thus terminated the apology which the Baron of Bradwardine thought it necessary to make for the superabundance of his hospitality; and it may be easily believed that he was neither interrupted by dissent, nor any expression of incredulity.

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Saunderson appeared, with a message from his master requesting to speak with Captain Waverley in another apartment. Daring to Dream: Utopian Stories by United States Women, 1836-1919. 2nd ed. Monte has cited Clarke's Third Law to explain the presence of things that would otherwise be at home in a fantasy setting such as "wizards" (Nanos, whose powers are derived from cybernetic implants, extradimensional aliens, or other non-supernatural sources), "gods" (alien entities or ancient AIs ), and floating cities (kept aloft by some sort of anti-gravity or repulsor tech).

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For some male writers, such stories set in warm and fertile regions were a pretext for indulging in what Anne McClintock has labeled the "porno-tropic tradition." A thousand birds of prey, hawks, kites, carrion-crows, and ravens, disturbed from the lodgings which they had just taken up for the evening, rose at the report of the gun, and mingled their hoarse and discordant notes with the echoes which replied to it, and with the roar of the mountain cataracts.

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Suzy McKee Charnas

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The presence of magic, new technol- ogy, and alien cultures in SF/F allow the genre to imagine unique homosex- ual situations to explore issues related to gender. Basically, this cliché makes mostly good things happen to the character when he is left alone in the wilderness, at the brink of starvation., Mush , Deaf men who can read lips remember what people whisper. The prequel series, Surge Concerto takes this even further, as Ra Ciela's civilization is even more advanced than Ar Ciel's, and one of the series' games even takes place almost entirely on a spaceship.

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T.J. Roberts

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Some stories depict scientific experiments per- formed upon human subjects as in Nazi camps; others were less political in nature. For these, the Publishers have been chiefly indebted to Mr. A more modern fantasy interpretation, The Kingkiller Trilogy begins with The Name of the Wind, in which our hero, Kvothe, recounts his many adventures. Roxanne Harde is an assistant professor of English at the Univer- sity of Alberta-Augustana. Her vampires physically perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than we do, with a completely altered sense of sight.

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