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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente and Ana Juan
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Entwhistle, January 19, 2012

I absolutely loved “The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making”, by Catherynne M. Valente! This imaginative fairytale is great for all ages, young and old. Our heroine for this story is one “September” of Nebraska, a headstrong and curious girl who finds her way into fairyland by means of the Green Wind (a short man in possession of a green jacket and a leopard). Later she meets a Wyvern (a type of dragon with two legs and a barbed tail), who is “A” through “L” of a library and helps September as a guide and friend through her trials and tribulations to outwit the evil marquess. Beautiful artwork by Ana Juan augment the plethora of wondrous characters. The book is riddled with Carrollian logic and unique fairy creatures that will keep you turning the page for more.

Valente has also written a short supplementary prequel to this story: “The Girl who Ruled Fairyland -- For a Little While”. Only available in PDF form, it is worth the read for those who want to better understand the aformentioned marquess and Fairyland before devling into the book proper. I for one hope that there will be even more adventures in Fairyland in the near future!
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