Magical Words Link Roundup 6-12-2017


If you missed ConCarolinas (what were you thinking???), you can enjoy a little bit of the fun by listening to the Authors and Dragons Live Podcast that was recorded on Saturday night of the con.

And hey, speaking of podcasts, here are a few more you might want to add to the playlist.

Regardless of genre, it seems, time travel is often treated like magic. So why does it feel easier to think of time travel stories as science fiction?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Adam West helped save Batman and changed what was possible with DC Comics’ Dark Knight Detective.

In 2018, NASA will send a probe to one of the locations in the solar system that it never has before: the sun. In a series of orbits, the spacecraft will come closer to our star than any space vehicle before it could possibly withstand, and the mission is expected to reveal things about the sun that researchers have long wondered.

Normal in fantasy is an odd concept, for a genre characterised by dragons, magic and other amazing constructs, the idea of normal might seem ridiculous, yet it still serves a vital purpose in our stories.

Albus Dumbledore once said, ‘words, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ He is so right. (When is he not though?)

Cowboy Bebop is also the latest target in the media’s hungry machine to remake every IP they can get their hands on.


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