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Five YA Fantasies for Lovers of Libraries | Tor.com

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By Intisar Khanani, March 23, 2021

As an inveterate reader, I more or less grew up in my local libraries—as many of you may have as well.

There is something magical about libraries, as repositories of knowledge and story and hope. There’s even something magical about librarians, be they guardians or keepers or the ultimate hosts inviting you into a safe haven lined with stories that hum with life.

Source: Five YA Fantasies for Lovers of Libraries | Tor.com

7 Wrong Lessons That Creators Learned From Game of Thrones | Tor.com

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By Charlie Jane Anders, Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:00pm


Like a few other pop-culture behemoths, Game of Thrones cast a huge shadow and spawned many would-be imitators. The Marvel Cinematic Universe led to a dozen copycat “cinematic universes”; Lost spawned a ton of TV shows that went down endless cryptic rabbit holes; The Dark Knight cursed us with a decade of “chaotic-evil dude who has magic blow-everything-up powers and gets caught on purpose” movies. The thing is, people always take the wrong lesson from these successes—they focus on the froth rather than the churn, the tip rather than the iceberg, and what a popular thing turned into over time, rather than what made it popular in the first place.

Here are seven of the wrong lessons that everyone learned from the phenomenal success of Game of Thrones—one for each of the Seven Kingdoms. (I miss writing listicles, can you tell?)

Editor’s Note: Image at top is from my collection, George R.R. Martin, author, at Comic-Con, San Diego, CA.

Source: https://www.tor.com/2021/03/15/7-wrong-lessons-that-creators-learned-from-game-of-thrones/