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Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

3/5 fire-breathing dragons. Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly has been one of my favorite fantasy authors for a long time, due to wonderful characters and a need to explain or at least speculate about how everything supernatural actually works.  Her Dragonslayer features diagrams of dragons with comments about hollow …

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Speak Your Mind: Harry Potter v. Luke Skywalker

If you’re a regular Teen Skepchick reader, it’s at least possible that you’re a least low-level sci-fi fan. I know I am. I also know that not all sci-fi/fantasy is created equal. Apparently, Daniel Radcliffe feels the same way. He said Harry Potter fandom is somehow better than Star Trek …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: American Gods

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Book: American Gods Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Rating:  5 out of 5 silver coins

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Suspension of Disbelief: The Kane Chronicles

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen.   Series Title: The Kane Chronicles Books: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology Author: Rick Riordan Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Eyes of …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Mistborn

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Series Title: Mistborn  Books: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages (so far) Genre: Fantasy Fiction Author: Brandon Sanderson Rating:  5 out of …

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Suspension of Disbelief: The Dragon Book

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Book Title: The Dragon Book Genre: Short Stories, Fantasy Fiction Author: Multiple authors, as the book is an anthology of short stories. Authors include: Tamora Pierce, Jonathan Stroud, …

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