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Blood Matters: Growing Up in an SF/F House

From Anakin, Padmé, Leia, and Luke to James, Lily, and Harry, the relationship between parents and their children has always been a popular theme of exploration in speculative fiction. Familial relationships are complex, and often bear conflicts and strengths that are generations old, making them a compelling canvas for an epic story. Family also has […]

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Growing Up in Wonderland

“‘That was a narrow escape!’ said Alice, a good deal frightened at the sudden change, but very glad to find herself still in existence.” Growing up, I would often watch the walls of my room slowly elongate, the ceiling moving farther and farther away, all the while my father’s or my mother’s worried face shrank […]

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