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Andrew Crawford

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Maker, cultural anthropologist, technologist & curator of infinite interests. Pop up cards, kirigami, printmaking, landscape photography, plants, food, Celtic design, fiber arts, microcontrollers, eclectic projects.

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Folk Tales of Japan (Paperback, Englilsh language, 2022, Metro-classic) No rating

Stories of wit, stories of cruelty, stories of horror, and stories of life—Folk Tales of …

A Quirky Tour of Japanese Folklore

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A quirky tour of Japanese folk tales with extensive commentary about the meaning, historical context and, the connection to modern Japanese culture. A bit chaotic but, fascinating and easy to read. These are more detailed, more in-depth versions of the sort of stories the author posts daily on Instagram.

The Golden Enclaves (EBook, 2022, Random House Publishing Group) 4 stars

The one thing you never talk about while you’re in the Scholomance is what you’ll …

The Magic We Need

5 stars

You would be forgiven for looking at a pithy summary of the Scholomance series and thinking this is yet another magical school wish fulfillment story. There’s a magical school, an extra-magical misfit main character who unexpectedly makes friends, a prophecy, monsters and sinister forces. Yet, for all that, this is a tale with a spirit firmly planted in reality that bends all the tropes.

What do you do when you are the best at defeating monsters when the real monster is deep systemic injustice?

Naomi Novik is producing some of the most interesting and creative fantasy stories of this generation. They are well worth your time.