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Transhuman and Subhuman

Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth by John C. Wright

A collection of essays on science fiction and fantasy.

Such topics as the logic failures of Childhood's End. Why animals help Snow White and what this has to do with Tarzan. How to imply settings and characters in prose, and the need to set up character arcs. The importance of carrying through the promises a story makes. And more.
Tags: lit crit, non-fiction: essays

  • tale of a child

    There are fairy tales with child protagonists, of course. If you read up on them, there are even tales that start with child protagonists who are…

  • dealing with the witch

    ding-dong the witch is dead -- The first one at any rate. I comment on her body first, but then I elaborate on the breaking of her spells.…

  • telling the tale

    The hero and his sister arrive at the witch's doorstep. A cat assures them they can wait. So they, without warning to me, start to tell each other…

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