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Magical realism, another name for writing about science?

As a longtime writer, I talk about how science writing is a form of magical realism, with examples from my own experiences as a reader and my own work as a writer. Wonder is at the heart of science and science writing. Nothing about this world is ordinary. Magical realism began as a literary genre that allowed authors to write about political oppression while still celebrating life and resilience. Similarly, in my writing about the

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