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Illustration for article titled Distant and Imagined Worlds: Oh, The Places Youll Go!
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I have always been a voracious reader. As a result of this, I have visited many imagined and distant worlds. Out of the top of my head, I can list a few favorites:

-Lyra’s Oxford in His Dark Materials

-The bowels of Hell in The Scarlet Gospels

- Middle Earth in The Similarion


-LV-426 in Alien

-Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia before I was betrayed when I realized that they were Christian propaganda

-New Jerusalem in The Monstrumologist

-Derry, Maine in a ton of Stephen King’s work (as well the Overlook Hotel in Colorado).

-Winterfell in Westeros

-The fantasy world of David’s books in The Book of Lost Things

-Avalon, from the various incarnations of the King Arthur myth

-A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

EDIT: DIAGON ALLEY. As a Gryffindor prefect it’s shameful that I forgot that.

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As a kid, I always kept a book nearby. As an adult, I still do, and have recognized reading as one of my favorite coping mechanisms. Although those that read fantasy and science fiction are sometimes maligned, I am not ashamed by my literature choices. There is only so much academic theory one can read. I am so looking forward to everyone’s takes on this weeks theme!


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