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8 Fantasy Families We’d Love to Join

One of the joys of the fantasy genre comes from knowing that those with superpowers still have to deal with their family members. Some of these clans, however, seem delightful. Whether it’s “heroes with hang ups” like the Fantastic Four, or the light and dark Casters in Beautiful Creatures, here are eight fantasy families we’d love to join.

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Her Words, in Her Voice: Carrie Fisher’s Memoir Is Nominated for a Posthumous Grammy

Carrie Fisher has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, for the recording of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

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6 Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Fans of Justice League

Sometimes, you watch a movie and you just can’t get enough of your favorite character–except that the sequel won’t be out for a year or maybe more. If you walk out of the Justice League movie feeling that way, you may be in need of some reading recommendations to help fulfill your craving for more Wonder Woman or Aquaman.

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The Queer YA Revolution Continues: Girl Reporter Cover Reveal

It’s exciting to see so much support right now for LGBTQIA protagonists in YA fiction, as well as support for diverse YA fiction generally. In truth, it’s worth noting that queer YA is neither a “trend” nor something specific to 2017 … but I am not going to argue with an idea that promotes both books and diversity!

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La Vida de Selena Is Selling Out on Amazon

The power of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is unmatched by most.

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8 Fantasy Series We Could Adapt Besides More Lord of the Rings

Amazon is going to use The Lord of the Rings series as their way to create their own Game of Throne-style series, by allowing themselves to explore the vast universe of Middle-Earth. While is this ... definitely a choice one could make, I find myself wondering why couldn't those millions of dollars have been used to create an adaption that was more—I don't know—obscure. Less known. Less already adapted into multiple massive blockbusters.

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10 Great Books for X-Files Fans

Because the truth is still out there.

Many shows have drawn inspiration from it and some have even tried to replicate it: The fact remains, nothing will ever come close to The X-Files. This ’90s hit was well-received and completely mainstream when released, yet it has still managed to gain an obsessive, cult-like following. We will never stop loving (or shipping) Scully and Mulder.

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Feminist Fairy Tale The Paper Bag Princess Dances Its Way Onto the Big Screen

On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are collaborating on a film adaptation of Robert Munsch's beloved 1980 children's book The Paper Bag Princess. Banks and Robbie are both signed on as producers, with Banks also set to direct the project. Robbie may play the titular role, although The Hollywood Reporter writes that her involvement "will depend on several factors, including the script and scheduling." Katie Silberman will write the screenplay.

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Things We Saw Today: Rose McGowan Releasing a Memoir Called ‘Brave’ & We Can Not F-ing Wait!

Rose McGowan releasing a new book, Krypton casts a major villain, and the Academy is deciding if Casey Affleck will present Best Actress at the Oscars.

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Nnedi Okorafor Delivers an Awesome TedTalk on Afrofuturism

Nnedi Okorafor is one of science fiction's brightest voices. The Nebula and Hugo award-winning author has published multiple novels and short stories about futuristic African societies and fantastical ones as well. Her newest young adult novel, Akata Warrior, is the long-awaited sequel to Akata Witch which came about in 2011 is out now and it is amazing.

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Were Made To Stop Masturbation & Other Bizarre Medical Treatments

Happy Halloween! Nothing says festive trick or treat delights like medical facts. I know all of you guys listen to Sawbones, so don't play coy. Of course, we could pick tons of things just based on the subject alone, but I focused on what we do best here at The Mary Sue: Sex, Women's Health, and Cannibalism. The source of all of this delicious knowledge came from the book Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen.

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From Bewitched to Hellfire: The Evolution of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Older than Bewitched, Sabrina the Teenage Witch has been a part of the pop culture identity of a witch for over fifty years. 

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Helpful Tip For Writing Diverse Characters—Try

At this point, it feels like the conversation about diversity in books should be a simple one. We need more of it because the majority of books being published by major publication houses are white and straight and that needs to chance. Done? Nope. A user from Twitter used the platform to let everyone know that she had a "hot take" on diversity.

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Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung

4 out of 5 Stars

Being an introvert is often depicted in the media as being quirky, fun, and a sign of a deeper intellect, but what is illustrated (haha) very well in Debbie Tung’s collection of comic strips is that being an introvert is also about having to tackle the everyday anxieties going on inside of your own head.

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The Power of Female Voices is Highlighted in Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions—the topic of India is permanently closed.

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Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage Is Here and People are Loving it!

Back in February it was announced that Philip Pullman was working on a sequel/prequel series to his iconic His Dark Materials to much excitement and anticipation from readers. Well today, October 19th (also Pullman’s birthday) is the official release of La Belle Sauvage the first book in the Book of Dust trilogy.

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Spinning by Tillie Walden Is a Reminder of the Queer Narratives We Need

In Tillie Walden’s graphic memoir, it recounts the ten years of her life in which her mornings and nights were consumed by competitive figure skating. Initially, the structure, the intensity, and the competition are things that give Tillie comfort, a steadiness until her family decided to move from New Jersey to Texas. It is there that Tillie’s world begins to change and the routines she's set up for herself slowly fade away and the emotional needs she requires are more than ice-skating can give

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Things We Saw Today: Gina Rodriguez Gathers Hollywood Power Latinas to Be Fabulous Together

Fiercely Latina. #LatinaPower 🙌🏽🙏🏼 A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38pm PDT It’s nice to be Gina Rodriguez these days. Not only does she have a Golden Globe under her belt for her popular TV show, Jane the Virgin, but she gets to surround herself with other successful Hollywood […]

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Mississippi School Pulls To Kill a Mockingbird Because it Makes Students “Uncomfortable”

Banned Books Week may have passed, but recently in Biloxi, Mississippi a public school pulled To Kill a Mockingbird from an eighth-grade reading list, according to The Washington Post. The School Board vice president, Kenny Holloway, gave a vague explanation to the Sun Herald, that “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.” I’m going to use my best guess and assume that the language they are talking about is “the n-word.”

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Best Children’s Books For Your Hogwarts House, and Yes, Little Women Is Included

Wit Beyond Measure

We looked at some of our favorite children's books and decided which ones we thought best fit each house. Which would you have chosen?

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