New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape , Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker , I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses , and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder .
Mercedes Lackey is the author of more than 60 books, including the Diana Tregarde, Elvenbane, and Valdemar series. She lives in Claremore, Oklahoma. Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of the nonfiction essay anthologies Alias Assumed, The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill, and War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives on the H. G. Wells Classic. He lives in Dallas, Texas.