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Swinging on a Star
"In the world of fantasy fiction, the fate of the characters can swing on the movement of a star; in fact, some of the characters may actually be stars!"
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In Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" series, it's important for Pernese inhabitants to keep track of the movements of the Red Star. What happens when it passes close to the planet?
It brings a deadly threat to life on Pern.
It causes abnormally high tides.
It heralds the birth of a new ruler.
It awakens a sleeping dragon.
In J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, one of the pure-blood wizard families has a tradition of naming its children after stars. Which one?
In "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers, Jane and Michael Banks help a girl named Maia go Christmas shopping for her family. As it turns out, Maia is one of a group of seven stars with what name?
In "Mary Poppins Comes Back" by P.L. Travers, the Banks children find themselves attending a performance in the night sky put on by all the stars and constellations. What kind of a spectacle is it?
A horse show
In "Prince Caspian" by C.S. Lewis, the young prince is given an astronomy lesson during which he witnesses the conjunction of two stars: Tarva, the Lord of Victory, and Alembil, the Lady of Peace. Who shows him this sight?
In "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis, we encounter a star who has been sentenced for an unnamed crime to care for a race of one-legged dwarves. What is his name?
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" series, Aragorn's love interest Arwen is known by the second name of "Undomiel". What does this Elvish word mean?
Star of the West
Star of the Morning
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" series, Frodo is protected on his journey into Mordor by the light of a Star-glass given to him by Galadriel. Name the legendary half-Elvish mariner whose starlight was contained in the glass.
In which book do Ronnie and his sister Gillian ride their apartment building elevator into the sky to watch an archery competition between Orion and Sagittarius, and get a tour of the celestial zoo led by Castor and Pollux?
"Magic by the Lake" by Edward Eager
"Half Magic by" Edward Eager
"The Summer is Magic" by Joan Howard
"The Thirteenth is Magic" by Joan Howard
Which character from George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series expects that, when he dies, he will spend eternity as a star in the sky?
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