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Allen Hammack’s 7 of the Best

Written by Allen Hammack Only seven? Really?!? That’s the biggest challenge in these sorts of articles, narrowing down a love of literature, television, and movies to choose only seven. So I’m going to cheat—I mean, I’m going to minmax the rules… The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King, by J. R. R. Tolkien Original …

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Larry Young’s 7 of the Best

Written by Larry Young Look, you are going to get your top ten best SF movies all over the Internet. Everybody is right about the first three, 2001, Blade Runner,Chuck Heston’s Planet of the Apes. The rest is personal taste, a Logan’s Run here, a Solaris there. You don’t need me to tell you. But here’s my seven best no one ever …

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Merle Rasmussen’s 7 of the Best

Written by Merle Rasmussen Planet of the Apes (1968) I was hooked when astronauts discover a single plant on an otherwise desert planet and comment that, “unless biology works differently here, where there is one there must be more.” The idea of gorillas on horseback hunting humans took me totally by surprise. I was stunned when the gorillas posed for …

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John Bingham’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Bingham John Boorman‘s Excalibur This is the movie that more or less started it all for me. I saw it in the theatres in 1980 when I was 8 years old with my dad. It just about in every way shape and form informed my view on fantasy. Dark and broody with larger than life characters and-let’s face …

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Jonathan J. Reinhart’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jonathan J. Reinhart My podcast, Wargaming Recon, is the longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast in existence but there’s one passion it doesn’t normally allow me to indulge.  I speak of my love for sci-fi/fantasy.  It was an unexpected honor to be asked by Multiverse to write an article detailing my personal 7 best sci-fi/fantasy books and films. For an …

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Matt Hawkins’ 7 of the Best

Written by Matt Hawkins Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein The Jesus allegory running throughout this book made it fascinating to the younger me. I was once a religious kid obsessed with science. The adult atheist me is obsessed with both science and religion. I reread this last year and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it …

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Matthew Sunrich’s 7 of the Best

Written by Matthew Sunrich The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard was one of the most prolific writers of the pulp era. It’s impossible to say for sure that Conan the Cimmerian was his favorite out of his numerous creations, but it seems to be the case. In all, he published seventeen stories about the character in the pages …

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David “Max” Millgate’s 7 of the Best

Written by David “Max” Millgate DISTRICT 9 Directed by Neill Blomkamp Loved this film! It felt very fresh and new when it came out. Using Johannesburg was not an obvious choice of location for an alien invasion movie, but that’s exactly what made it stand out. We’ve seen so many Hollywood movies with aliens arriving and hovering over Los Angeles or New York. …