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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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Ambient Music To Help Geeks Get Their Beauty Sleep

If you’re among the thousands of gaming geeks who has difficulty with relaxing or falling asleep after another wild day (or night, or day and night,) you may wish to consider this. Thanks to Cheesy Nirvosa, we’ve now got 42 hours of ambient music from BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, STAR TREK TNG, and DOCTOR WHO helping geeks everywhere to enjoy a restful sleep. As …

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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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Venger Satanis’ 7 of the Best

Written by Venger Satanis Krull I saw Krull in the theater back in the 80’s.  It’s unapologetically fantasy or science-fantasy, if you prefer.  Beautiful use of language, poetic and magical – everything from the Emerald Seer to the Widow of the Web.  It’s story is mythic and shares that (plus laser fire) with Star Wars.  Rescue the princess from The …

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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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Jan Egil Bjune’s 7 of the Best, Part Two (Films)

Written by Jan Egil Bjune City of Lost Children – la cité des enfants perdus (1995) I’m a great fan of everything Jean-Pierre Jeunet (and Marc Caro.) I could just as well have mentioned Delicatessen or Amélie. This movie, however, makes it to the top of my list because of the mood, the colors, the casting, the costumes and the music. It …