Science of the Stars

Rice_MagicintheStars600Pat here:

As those of you who follow my Magic series know, I like to take my scientific heroes and confront them with my more metaphysically-oriented heroines. Just confronting Ives logic with Malcolm illogical faith creates such fun that I probably shouldn’t be paid for enjoying myself so much.

But I do like to ground the fun in reality and history. I usually don’t have such excellent belief-conflict as I did with MAGIC IN THE STARS. In this first book of the Unexpected Magic series, Lord Theo, my astronomer hero, not only has to deal with my astrologer Lady Aster’s impossible beliefs in the zodiac, but must accept that her charts provide highly accurate predictions. I don’t make it any easier on my heroine, who receives her own comeuppance from my hero’s greater knowledge—because by 1830, astronomers knew a great deal more about the stars than astrologers.

By 1830, astronomy was just coming into its own. For centuries, there really wasn’t “astronomy” as we knew it. The study of the stars was actually left to astrologers like Aster, who could do all the mathematical calculations for the changing positions of the stars. As far back as 3000 BC men were studying the heavens to predict seasons, create calendars, and of  course, determine divine meanings. By the 1700s, astrologers had a pretty good record of all the planets through Jupiter and their mathematical calculations could predict with accuracy the placement of the planets in the sky at any given date. So Aster’s math and knowledge is quite equal to Lord Theo’s—except much to Ives dismay, she uses the firmament to predict the future of her family members.

The research on astronomy of this period was fascinating.   The Astronomical Society had only been founded in 1820 (it wouldn't become the Royal Society until a little later) by celebrities like Charles Babbage and Nypl.digitalcollections.HerschelWilliam Herschel. Herschel discovered Uranus (that's his telescope to the right), and started counting the moons around Saturn with telescopes built with newly refined elements developed by the industrial revolution. Lord Theo, of course, needed to compete with these brilliant men. 

But the knowledge of new planets threw the practice of astrology into a tailspin. By 1830, astrologers were relegated to creating not-very-accurate almanacs—all except Lady Aster, of course, because her gift had nothing to do with science and everything to do with being a magical Malcolm.

I think the real fun of this series is that I can take all my lovely historical research to ground the story, then let fantasy weave through the plain fabric of facts like gold and silver threads to add dimension and humor.

I know not everyone enjoys fantasy. What about you? Do you read much fantasy outside of romance? Or are you more likely to pick up a solid historical novel?

I have some free e-books available of MAGIC IN THE STARS. I’ll give one to a random commenter. And because I’m leaving for the RT conference and won’t be able to answer as quickly as usual, play nicely among yourselves. I’ll have Melissa draw a name at the end of the week!

140 thoughts on “Science of the Stars”

  1. I had the good fortune to read this book. And “It Is Terrific!” Lord Theo is a lovely hero and Lady Aster is a strong woman who knows her own mind. Together they are wonderful.
    I read mysteries – and some of them include fantasy. I do not want it to over power the story, but I like fantasy that gives some texture to my read.

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  2. I had the good fortune to read this book. And “It Is Terrific!” Lord Theo is a lovely hero and Lady Aster is a strong woman who knows her own mind. Together they are wonderful.
    I read mysteries – and some of them include fantasy. I do not want it to over power the story, but I like fantasy that gives some texture to my read.

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  3. I had the good fortune to read this book. And “It Is Terrific!” Lord Theo is a lovely hero and Lady Aster is a strong woman who knows her own mind. Together they are wonderful.
    I read mysteries – and some of them include fantasy. I do not want it to over power the story, but I like fantasy that gives some texture to my read.

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  4. I had the good fortune to read this book. And “It Is Terrific!” Lord Theo is a lovely hero and Lady Aster is a strong woman who knows her own mind. Together they are wonderful.
    I read mysteries – and some of them include fantasy. I do not want it to over power the story, but I like fantasy that gives some texture to my read.

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  5. I had the good fortune to read this book. And “It Is Terrific!” Lord Theo is a lovely hero and Lady Aster is a strong woman who knows her own mind. Together they are wonderful.
    I read mysteries – and some of them include fantasy. I do not want it to over power the story, but I like fantasy that gives some texture to my read.

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  6. The genre I have followed longest is “Science Fiction.” Ever since the magazine “Fantasy and Science Fiction” (or F&SF) has been on the market Fans and Conventions have been openly including Fantasy as a part of that genre. (of course it was always a part, just not so openly acknowledged). Now Fantasy has become even more important to mama F&SF fans. So yes I read lots of it. For a while, after Tolkien first became popular, “high fantasy” was THE form, but many forms of fantasy are now on offer. And Fantasy occurs in more genres nah SF.

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  7. The genre I have followed longest is “Science Fiction.” Ever since the magazine “Fantasy and Science Fiction” (or F&SF) has been on the market Fans and Conventions have been openly including Fantasy as a part of that genre. (of course it was always a part, just not so openly acknowledged). Now Fantasy has become even more important to mama F&SF fans. So yes I read lots of it. For a while, after Tolkien first became popular, “high fantasy” was THE form, but many forms of fantasy are now on offer. And Fantasy occurs in more genres nah SF.

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  8. The genre I have followed longest is “Science Fiction.” Ever since the magazine “Fantasy and Science Fiction” (or F&SF) has been on the market Fans and Conventions have been openly including Fantasy as a part of that genre. (of course it was always a part, just not so openly acknowledged). Now Fantasy has become even more important to mama F&SF fans. So yes I read lots of it. For a while, after Tolkien first became popular, “high fantasy” was THE form, but many forms of fantasy are now on offer. And Fantasy occurs in more genres nah SF.

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  9. The genre I have followed longest is “Science Fiction.” Ever since the magazine “Fantasy and Science Fiction” (or F&SF) has been on the market Fans and Conventions have been openly including Fantasy as a part of that genre. (of course it was always a part, just not so openly acknowledged). Now Fantasy has become even more important to mama F&SF fans. So yes I read lots of it. For a while, after Tolkien first became popular, “high fantasy” was THE form, but many forms of fantasy are now on offer. And Fantasy occurs in more genres nah SF.

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  10. The genre I have followed longest is “Science Fiction.” Ever since the magazine “Fantasy and Science Fiction” (or F&SF) has been on the market Fans and Conventions have been openly including Fantasy as a part of that genre. (of course it was always a part, just not so openly acknowledged). Now Fantasy has become even more important to mama F&SF fans. So yes I read lots of it. For a while, after Tolkien first became popular, “high fantasy” was THE form, but many forms of fantasy are now on offer. And Fantasy occurs in more genres nah SF.

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  11. I love stories centered on a theme of magic and how it influences characters and plot. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks, Patricia, for creating it.

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  12. I love stories centered on a theme of magic and how it influences characters and plot. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks, Patricia, for creating it.

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  13. I love stories centered on a theme of magic and how it influences characters and plot. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks, Patricia, for creating it.

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  14. I love stories centered on a theme of magic and how it influences characters and plot. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks, Patricia, for creating it.

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  15. I love stories centered on a theme of magic and how it influences characters and plot. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks, Patricia, for creating it.

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  16. I started out in “lit-ter-chur” and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn’t find sf/f until I was much older. So I’m a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I’ve really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and “weird” stuff that’s been coming out lately, if they’re not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I’m reluctant to start a new series.
    Hope I’m turning you on to romantic fantasy though!

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  17. I started out in “lit-ter-chur” and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn’t find sf/f until I was much older. So I’m a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I’ve really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and “weird” stuff that’s been coming out lately, if they’re not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I’m reluctant to start a new series.
    Hope I’m turning you on to romantic fantasy though!

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  18. I started out in “lit-ter-chur” and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn’t find sf/f until I was much older. So I’m a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I’ve really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and “weird” stuff that’s been coming out lately, if they’re not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I’m reluctant to start a new series.
    Hope I’m turning you on to romantic fantasy though!

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  19. I started out in “lit-ter-chur” and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn’t find sf/f until I was much older. So I’m a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I’ve really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and “weird” stuff that’s been coming out lately, if they’re not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I’m reluctant to start a new series.
    Hope I’m turning you on to romantic fantasy though!

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  20. I started out in “lit-ter-chur” and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn’t find sf/f until I was much older. So I’m a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I’ve really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and “weird” stuff that’s been coming out lately, if they’re not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I’m reluctant to start a new series.
    Hope I’m turning you on to romantic fantasy though!

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  21. There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn’t imagine talking about an astronomer without him.

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  22. There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn’t imagine talking about an astronomer without him.

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  23. There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn’t imagine talking about an astronomer without him.

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  24. There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn’t imagine talking about an astronomer without him.

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  25. There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn’t imagine talking about an astronomer without him.

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  26. I enjoy some fantasy in my romance sometimes, it helps keep them fresh and original! Sometimes one just wants to get away from the real world completely.

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  27. I enjoy some fantasy in my romance sometimes, it helps keep them fresh and original! Sometimes one just wants to get away from the real world completely.

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  28. I enjoy some fantasy in my romance sometimes, it helps keep them fresh and original! Sometimes one just wants to get away from the real world completely.

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  29. I enjoy some fantasy in my romance sometimes, it helps keep them fresh and original! Sometimes one just wants to get away from the real world completely.

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  30. I enjoy some fantasy in my romance sometimes, it helps keep them fresh and original! Sometimes one just wants to get away from the real world completely.

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  31. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio” – and sometimes, the answers lie in the stars! I can’t wait to read your book, Patricia, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the RT convention.

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  32. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio” – and sometimes, the answers lie in the stars! I can’t wait to read your book, Patricia, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the RT convention.

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  33. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio” – and sometimes, the answers lie in the stars! I can’t wait to read your book, Patricia, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the RT convention.

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  34. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio” – and sometimes, the answers lie in the stars! I can’t wait to read your book, Patricia, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the RT convention.

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  35. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio” – and sometimes, the answers lie in the stars! I can’t wait to read your book, Patricia, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the RT convention.

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  36. I’ve been studying and practicing astrology for more than 25 years myself, so I’d love to read this book. So many people dismiss astrology as a pseudo – science or quackery, without realizing it’s history or that the “real science” of astronomy came from it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of garbage out there, so one really has to sift through it to find the real goods. Looking forward to this book!

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  37. I’ve been studying and practicing astrology for more than 25 years myself, so I’d love to read this book. So many people dismiss astrology as a pseudo – science or quackery, without realizing it’s history or that the “real science” of astronomy came from it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of garbage out there, so one really has to sift through it to find the real goods. Looking forward to this book!

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  38. I’ve been studying and practicing astrology for more than 25 years myself, so I’d love to read this book. So many people dismiss astrology as a pseudo – science or quackery, without realizing it’s history or that the “real science” of astronomy came from it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of garbage out there, so one really has to sift through it to find the real goods. Looking forward to this book!

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  39. I’ve been studying and practicing astrology for more than 25 years myself, so I’d love to read this book. So many people dismiss astrology as a pseudo – science or quackery, without realizing it’s history or that the “real science” of astronomy came from it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of garbage out there, so one really has to sift through it to find the real goods. Looking forward to this book!

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  40. I’ve been studying and practicing astrology for more than 25 years myself, so I’d love to read this book. So many people dismiss astrology as a pseudo – science or quackery, without realizing it’s history or that the “real science” of astronomy came from it. And unfortunately, there is a lot of garbage out there, so one really has to sift through it to find the real goods. Looking forward to this book!

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  41. I like both fantasy and romance. Some of my favorite romances are fantasy ones. I’ll have to make a point of acquiring a copy of Magic in the Stars.
    Enjoy yourself at the convention.

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  42. I like both fantasy and romance. Some of my favorite romances are fantasy ones. I’ll have to make a point of acquiring a copy of Magic in the Stars.
    Enjoy yourself at the convention.

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  43. I like both fantasy and romance. Some of my favorite romances are fantasy ones. I’ll have to make a point of acquiring a copy of Magic in the Stars.
    Enjoy yourself at the convention.

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  44. I like both fantasy and romance. Some of my favorite romances are fantasy ones. I’ll have to make a point of acquiring a copy of Magic in the Stars.
    Enjoy yourself at the convention.

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  45. I like both fantasy and romance. Some of my favorite romances are fantasy ones. I’ll have to make a point of acquiring a copy of Magic in the Stars.
    Enjoy yourself at the convention.

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  46. I was glad to see this posting. I’m a sci-fi / fantasy reader from way back (Enchantress from the Stars, anyone?) and look forward to reading this book. At what point does something become magic or fantasy v. science fiction?

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  47. I was glad to see this posting. I’m a sci-fi / fantasy reader from way back (Enchantress from the Stars, anyone?) and look forward to reading this book. At what point does something become magic or fantasy v. science fiction?

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  48. I was glad to see this posting. I’m a sci-fi / fantasy reader from way back (Enchantress from the Stars, anyone?) and look forward to reading this book. At what point does something become magic or fantasy v. science fiction?

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  49. I was glad to see this posting. I’m a sci-fi / fantasy reader from way back (Enchantress from the Stars, anyone?) and look forward to reading this book. At what point does something become magic or fantasy v. science fiction?

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  50. I was glad to see this posting. I’m a sci-fi / fantasy reader from way back (Enchantress from the Stars, anyone?) and look forward to reading this book. At what point does something become magic or fantasy v. science fiction?

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  51. I just love fantasy! These days I seem to be more likely to a to pick up a book with at least some fantasy or steampunk elements included rather than a solid historical novel.

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  52. I just love fantasy! These days I seem to be more likely to a to pick up a book with at least some fantasy or steampunk elements included rather than a solid historical novel.

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  53. I just love fantasy! These days I seem to be more likely to a to pick up a book with at least some fantasy or steampunk elements included rather than a solid historical novel.

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  54. I just love fantasy! These days I seem to be more likely to a to pick up a book with at least some fantasy or steampunk elements included rather than a solid historical novel.

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  55. I just love fantasy! These days I seem to be more likely to a to pick up a book with at least some fantasy or steampunk elements included rather than a solid historical novel.

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  56. I used to read fantasy and sci-fi far more than I do now. My very favorite writer from that genre and time was Zenna Henderson. Nowadays, yours is among the few fantasy series I follow, because of the romance lement, of course!

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  57. I used to read fantasy and sci-fi far more than I do now. My very favorite writer from that genre and time was Zenna Henderson. Nowadays, yours is among the few fantasy series I follow, because of the romance lement, of course!

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  58. I used to read fantasy and sci-fi far more than I do now. My very favorite writer from that genre and time was Zenna Henderson. Nowadays, yours is among the few fantasy series I follow, because of the romance lement, of course!

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  59. I used to read fantasy and sci-fi far more than I do now. My very favorite writer from that genre and time was Zenna Henderson. Nowadays, yours is among the few fantasy series I follow, because of the romance lement, of course!

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  60. I used to read fantasy and sci-fi far more than I do now. My very favorite writer from that genre and time was Zenna Henderson. Nowadays, yours is among the few fantasy series I follow, because of the romance lement, of course!

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  61. I don’t read much that comes under the heading of fiction science but the Magical Malcolms sound interesting. I have a book on astronomy of 1817 . The list of planets includes Ceres, Pallas & Vesta .
    Herschel’s discovery of the planet he named George III in Latin— which most people called Herschel and was later named Uranus– caused a great deal of debate and discussion on the extent of the universe.
    I like the books by Patricia I have seen and would love this one.

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  62. I don’t read much that comes under the heading of fiction science but the Magical Malcolms sound interesting. I have a book on astronomy of 1817 . The list of planets includes Ceres, Pallas & Vesta .
    Herschel’s discovery of the planet he named George III in Latin— which most people called Herschel and was later named Uranus– caused a great deal of debate and discussion on the extent of the universe.
    I like the books by Patricia I have seen and would love this one.

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  63. I don’t read much that comes under the heading of fiction science but the Magical Malcolms sound interesting. I have a book on astronomy of 1817 . The list of planets includes Ceres, Pallas & Vesta .
    Herschel’s discovery of the planet he named George III in Latin— which most people called Herschel and was later named Uranus– caused a great deal of debate and discussion on the extent of the universe.
    I like the books by Patricia I have seen and would love this one.

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  64. I don’t read much that comes under the heading of fiction science but the Magical Malcolms sound interesting. I have a book on astronomy of 1817 . The list of planets includes Ceres, Pallas & Vesta .
    Herschel’s discovery of the planet he named George III in Latin— which most people called Herschel and was later named Uranus– caused a great deal of debate and discussion on the extent of the universe.
    I like the books by Patricia I have seen and would love this one.

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  65. I don’t read much that comes under the heading of fiction science but the Magical Malcolms sound interesting. I have a book on astronomy of 1817 . The list of planets includes Ceres, Pallas & Vesta .
    Herschel’s discovery of the planet he named George III in Latin— which most people called Herschel and was later named Uranus– caused a great deal of debate and discussion on the extent of the universe.
    I like the books by Patricia I have seen and would love this one.

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  66. I’ve quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I’m no scientist. 😉

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  67. I’ve quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I’m no scientist. 😉

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  68. I’ve quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I’m no scientist. 😉

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  69. I’ve quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I’m no scientist. 😉

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  70. I’ve quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I’m no scientist. 😉

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  71. A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I’m wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the “softer” fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.

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  72. A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I’m wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the “softer” fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.

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  73. A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I’m wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the “softer” fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.

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  74. A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I’m wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the “softer” fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.

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  75. A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I’m wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the “softer” fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.

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  76. I have ‘Merely Magic’ … the audio version… on my TBR, though ‘Magic in the Stars’ sounds enticing as well!
    Many years ago when I read the Financial Times, the finance astrologer was always a favourite read. I reckon his predictions were nearer the truth than those of more kosher analysts. Sadly the paper dropped him due to complaints that the paper shouldn’t be publishing such tosh!
    At a time when cosmologists desperately struggle to understand the expanding Universe and admit that we have no idea what most of it is … calling it ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ … one should perhaps be cautious about dismissing the more magical pseudo science of astrology.
    Maybe Lady Aster has a few cards up her sleeve! LOL

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  77. I have ‘Merely Magic’ … the audio version… on my TBR, though ‘Magic in the Stars’ sounds enticing as well!
    Many years ago when I read the Financial Times, the finance astrologer was always a favourite read. I reckon his predictions were nearer the truth than those of more kosher analysts. Sadly the paper dropped him due to complaints that the paper shouldn’t be publishing such tosh!
    At a time when cosmologists desperately struggle to understand the expanding Universe and admit that we have no idea what most of it is … calling it ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ … one should perhaps be cautious about dismissing the more magical pseudo science of astrology.
    Maybe Lady Aster has a few cards up her sleeve! LOL

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  78. I have ‘Merely Magic’ … the audio version… on my TBR, though ‘Magic in the Stars’ sounds enticing as well!
    Many years ago when I read the Financial Times, the finance astrologer was always a favourite read. I reckon his predictions were nearer the truth than those of more kosher analysts. Sadly the paper dropped him due to complaints that the paper shouldn’t be publishing such tosh!
    At a time when cosmologists desperately struggle to understand the expanding Universe and admit that we have no idea what most of it is … calling it ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ … one should perhaps be cautious about dismissing the more magical pseudo science of astrology.
    Maybe Lady Aster has a few cards up her sleeve! LOL

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  79. I have ‘Merely Magic’ … the audio version… on my TBR, though ‘Magic in the Stars’ sounds enticing as well!
    Many years ago when I read the Financial Times, the finance astrologer was always a favourite read. I reckon his predictions were nearer the truth than those of more kosher analysts. Sadly the paper dropped him due to complaints that the paper shouldn’t be publishing such tosh!
    At a time when cosmologists desperately struggle to understand the expanding Universe and admit that we have no idea what most of it is … calling it ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ … one should perhaps be cautious about dismissing the more magical pseudo science of astrology.
    Maybe Lady Aster has a few cards up her sleeve! LOL

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  80. I have ‘Merely Magic’ … the audio version… on my TBR, though ‘Magic in the Stars’ sounds enticing as well!
    Many years ago when I read the Financial Times, the finance astrologer was always a favourite read. I reckon his predictions were nearer the truth than those of more kosher analysts. Sadly the paper dropped him due to complaints that the paper shouldn’t be publishing such tosh!
    At a time when cosmologists desperately struggle to understand the expanding Universe and admit that we have no idea what most of it is … calling it ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ … one should perhaps be cautious about dismissing the more magical pseudo science of astrology.
    Maybe Lady Aster has a few cards up her sleeve! LOL

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  81. I tend to stick to tried and true historical books. I’ve tried to read fantasy but haven’t been able to get into it. It took over a month for me to read the first Harry Potter book and never attempted any of the others.

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  82. I tend to stick to tried and true historical books. I’ve tried to read fantasy but haven’t been able to get into it. It took over a month for me to read the first Harry Potter book and never attempted any of the others.

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  83. I tend to stick to tried and true historical books. I’ve tried to read fantasy but haven’t been able to get into it. It took over a month for me to read the first Harry Potter book and never attempted any of the others.

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  84. I tend to stick to tried and true historical books. I’ve tried to read fantasy but haven’t been able to get into it. It took over a month for me to read the first Harry Potter book and never attempted any of the others.

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  85. I tend to stick to tried and true historical books. I’ve tried to read fantasy but haven’t been able to get into it. It took over a month for me to read the first Harry Potter book and never attempted any of the others.

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  86. I adore fantasy, and have since I was young. Love McKillip, McKinley, Douglas, McCaffrey, and tons more. Recent great series are The Edge series from Ilona Andrews (complete at 4 books) and the ongoing, amazing The Others series by Anne Bishop. So I love it when my joy in fantasy and romance can be combined!

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  87. I adore fantasy, and have since I was young. Love McKillip, McKinley, Douglas, McCaffrey, and tons more. Recent great series are The Edge series from Ilona Andrews (complete at 4 books) and the ongoing, amazing The Others series by Anne Bishop. So I love it when my joy in fantasy and romance can be combined!

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  88. I adore fantasy, and have since I was young. Love McKillip, McKinley, Douglas, McCaffrey, and tons more. Recent great series are The Edge series from Ilona Andrews (complete at 4 books) and the ongoing, amazing The Others series by Anne Bishop. So I love it when my joy in fantasy and romance can be combined!

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  89. I adore fantasy, and have since I was young. Love McKillip, McKinley, Douglas, McCaffrey, and tons more. Recent great series are The Edge series from Ilona Andrews (complete at 4 books) and the ongoing, amazing The Others series by Anne Bishop. So I love it when my joy in fantasy and romance can be combined!

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  90. I adore fantasy, and have since I was young. Love McKillip, McKinley, Douglas, McCaffrey, and tons more. Recent great series are The Edge series from Ilona Andrews (complete at 4 books) and the ongoing, amazing The Others series by Anne Bishop. So I love it when my joy in fantasy and romance can be combined!

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