Nerdcore squad, get thee to your Potterverse fan-fiction reading place!
Something, somewhere, somewhen, must have happened differently…
PETUNIA EVANS married Michael Verres, a Professor of Biochemistry at Oxford.
HARRY JAMES POTTER-EVANS-VERRES grew up in a house filled to the brim with books. He once bit a math teacher who didn’t know what a logarithm was. He’s read Godel, Escher, Bach and Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases and volume one of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. And despite what everyone who’s met him seems to fear, he doesn’t want to become the next Dark Lord. He was raised better than that. He wants to discover the laws of magic and become a god.
HERMIONE GRANGER is doing better than him in every class except broomstick riding.
DRACO MALFOY is exactly what you would expect an eleven-year-old boy to be like if Darth Vader were his doting father.
PROFESSOR QUIRRELL is living his lifelong dream of teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts, or as he prefers to call his class, Battle Magic. His students are all wondering what’s going to go wrong with the Defense Professor this time.
DUMBLEDORE is either insane, or playing some vastly deeper game which involved setting fire to a chicken.
DEPUTY HEADMISTRESS MINERVA MCGONAGALL needs to go off somewhere private and scream for a while.
You ain’t guessin’ where this one’s going.
The scale of the conceit (<= litcrit jargon, not a judgemental aspersion on the author) is brilliant, and the various easter eggs lying around for the dedicated SF nerd are delightful, yet unobtrusive for those not quite so well versed in Hugo and Nebula award-winning canon. Highly recommended.
This picture below is not especially spoilery in and of itself. If you drill down through the Methods of Rationality group on Deviant Art though, you will find spoilers, so you might want to wait before you do that.
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