Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ten of the best sci-fi & fantasy schools

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Meghan Ball tagged ten top fictional educational institutions from SFF books, including:
The University (The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss)

A school so old and important it doesn’t even need a name, the University, located just across the Omethi River near Imre, is truly the place to go if you want to master sympathetic magic. Hiding a multitude of secrets in its exclusive archives (whatever you do, don’t try to bring a lantern into the stacks), and with a staff of nine professors, each with their own quirks, its a great place to learn, provided you have the talents (and the marks) to swing the tuition. Kvothe’s trials and tribulations at the University comprise a hefty chunk of Patrick Rothfuss’ addictive (and still maddeningly incomplete) fantasy trilogy—perhaps it should have been called the University of Hard Knocks.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1) is among Arwen Elys Dayton's five top books about false identities.

My Book, The Movie: The Name of the Wind.

--Marshal Zeringue