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Exploring the Fantastic in Robert Kirk’s the Secret Commonwealth

Robert Kirk’s The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies is an exploration in ancient Celtic beliefs. Marina Warner writes in the introduction: “Kirk never alludes to his own status as a seventh son or to any healing he might … Continue reading

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Specific Details and Word Choices: William Gibson’s Neuromancer

Gibson create a flawed character who is a “cowboy” (54) and set him up against an artificial intelligence called “Wintermute” (248). But he isn’t just a hacker—that would have been too simple. Instead, he is a drugged-out hacker who can’t … Continue reading

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