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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 …

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Bryan Parke’s 7 of the Best

Written by Bryan Parke Pariah by Dan Abnett Set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, Dan Abnett’s Pariah paints a vivid picture of life in the Grim Dark Future. There have been many books published about Warhammer 40,000, primarily with a military focus, but what sets Pariah apart is that (like the other titles in Abnett’s Eisenhorn and Ravenor series) …

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Jan Egil Bjune’s 7 of the Best, Part One (Books)

Speed of Dark by Elisabeth Moon This author is probably better known for her Paksenarrion novels about a girl who joins a mercenary company. While a great tale, the novel that really caught my eye is the Speed of Dark. Set in the near-future, it tells the first-person tale of a high functioning, autistic, process analyst who works for a …

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Bill Webb’s Book of Dirty Tricks: The Review

When the Players get dirty, the DM needs to get dirtier Written by Joe Bingaman Frog God Games’ Bill Webb, who started out co-creating the OGL third-party company Necromancer Games, and brought us the Tome of Horrors series, has let the game masters of the world into his twisted genius of a mind with his book, Bill Webb’s Book of …