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Timothy Brian Brown’s 7 of the Best

Written by Timothy Brian Brown Ringworld (entire universe) Larry Niven’s Known Space remains my favorite science fiction collection of all time. Human history over roughly a thousand years as we reach into the depths of the galaxy, meeting aliens and reinventing ourselves – who can’t love that! I even had to piece together the existence of all the related stories …

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Karma Samadhi’s 7 of the Best

Written by Karma Samadhi The Elric Saga (Series of Novels: “Elric of Melniboné”, “The Sailor on the Seas of Fate”, “The Weird of the White Wolf”, “The Vanishing Tower”, “The Bane of the Black Sword” and “Stormbringer”; DAW Books 1977) Author: Michael Moorcock Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Dark Fantasy, Intelligent Fantasy Elric is an antihero; the last ruler of an …

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Daniel Corey’s 7 of the Best

Written by Daniel Corey The good folks at Multiverse asked me to create a list of seven sci-fi/fantasy films or books that rank among my favorites/most influential. Without further ado… Superman: The Movie I don’t want to sound too dramatic, but this movie, for better or worse, has a lot to do with who I am today. I was recently …

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Andrew Thomas’ 7 of the Best

Written by Andrew Thomas I’m Andrew Thomas, a designer and Community Manager for Shapeways, the world’s largest creative community using 3D printing and marketplace. Given my field, I’m obviously a pretty big sci-fi fan. Here are my seven favorite stories. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers), by Becky Chambers I’m still reading this Becky Chambers’ novel but …

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Skip Williams’ 7 of the Best

Written by Skip Williams A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, by Madeleine L’Engle Written as a kid’s story with a young, teenaged girl as the protagonist, A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels deal with some pretty heavy stuff. Meg Murry is 13 years old and the awkward child in her family. She has trouble in school not because she’s lazy or …

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Neil Rennison’s 7 of the Best

Written by Neil Rennison Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons I’m a huge fan of the original Watchmen comic. I was introduced to it by a friend during the mid 90s, when I was at university. Having always been a big fan of traditional superhero comics, it blew my mind and I never read another superhero comic book in quite the same …

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Storme Smith’s 7 of the Best

Written by Storme Smith The Sketch-Book by Washington Irving One of two books I remember being given me by my Grandfather with instructions to read. A collection of Irving’s short stories including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that showcased a narrative brilliance similar to modern writers Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. A master storyteller, Irving was …

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Sunken Treasure: Grimtooth’s Dungeon of Doom

[Editor’s Note:  Welcome to Sunken Treasure, in which we turn our eyes towards classic adventure modules, campaign settings, core books, supplements, and more.  Enjoy these commemorative strolls down memory lane together with us.]  25 years later, a look back at Grimtooth’s Dungeon of Doom: A Complete Dungeon of Traps for any Role-Playing System by Jim ‘Bear’ Peters and Steven S. …

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Tom Maringer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Tom Maringer I have always loved fantasy and science fiction. I think the attraction is the ability to create situations and events that would be unlikely to occur in the real world. I am considering “favorites” in the sense that they are most likely to be read again and again, and were most influential in introducing new ideas …