When The Magicians returns to Syfy for its hotly anticipated second season later this month, the storyline will follow Quentin, Alice and the rest of the Brakebills gang as they delve deeper into the magical realm of Fillory.
We asked some of the top creators in science fiction, fantasy and comic books — who also happen to be parents — what they read to their young kids to spark an interest in the genre. Here’s what they said:
The author of The Magicians—which has been described, rightly or wrongly, as "Harry Potter with alcohol and sex"—is a little tired of the way some, even most characters in fantasy novels carry themselves. They never seem to exhibit the same weaknesses as average folks. So here's a bit of a course correction from him.
This TV season, fairytale-themed shows could potentially be the taste du jour, with ABC's Once Upon a Time and NBC's Grimm both set to air shortly. Continuing with that momentum, Fox has picked up popular book series, The Magicians, by Lev Grossman for next season, and at least one, huge nerd is already game to be in it—Wil Wheaton.