Mapping the World of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Best Selling Fantasy Series of All Time

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Mercedes Lackey, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 195 pages
23 Reviews
** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** This book has not been authorized by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.

New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker, I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses, and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

This was written before "Deathly Hallows" came out, so a great deal of the essays deal with now defunct speculation over "what will happen?" Even so, it's still fun to see what people were thinking ... Read full review

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User Review  - KaterinaBead - LibraryThing

My favorite story is the last one by Richard Garfinkle, "Why Killing Harry Is The Worst Outcome for Voldemort." This explains in relentless detail how Hermione might figure out a way to spring a trap ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Mercedes Lackey is the author of more than 60 books, including the Diana Tregarde, Elvenbane, and Valdemar series. She lives in Claremore, Oklahoma. Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of Seven Seasons of Buffy and Taking the Red Pill. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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