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I have two items of news today. First, my unabridged narration of Beth Goder's wonderful time-twisting science fiction tale "Murder or a Duck" is up here on Episode 545 of Escape Pod. It's a terrifically entertaining and clever story, and it was great fun to record! If you listen, I hope you enjoy.

Second, my latest critical essay, "Hogwarts in America," is now on newsstands in the December 2016 issue of Reason. (This is the essay to which I referred in my recent interview on the MuggleNet Academia podcast.)

I'll post again when this article goes up online.


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Nov. 2nd, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
sharing on fb! (no, that ain't Frodo Baggins....)
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And LOL...!
Nov. 2nd, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the cool update!
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank *you*! :D
Nov. 3rd, 2016 12:28 pm (UTC)
That opening statement for the Reason article certainly doesn't bode well.
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
Let's just say that I found the introductory essays on Pottermore meant to pave the way for the film to be more than a little problematic. *sigh*
Nov. 6th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh no! And I really wanted to like that movie...
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Just to clarify (because the subtitle that ended up in the magazine is confusing): my comments are about the introductory essays Rowling recently posted on Pottermore to set the stage and provide a foundation for the events in the film, and not the actual film itself. I'm really hoping that the movie will be better! I want to like it, too.
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