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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 …

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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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Dan Abnett’s 7 of the Best

  Written by Dan Abnett Dark Star Made on a shoestring, but endlessly inventive, exhilarating and down right funny. An early work by the gifted Dan O’Bannon, and probably the first thing that showed an impressionable young me that SF could be funny without being an outright comedy (a notion that undoubtedly served me well later on Guardians of the …

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Michael May’s 7 of the Best

Written by Michael May Genesis by W. A. Harbinson Written during the height of the UFO craze in the ’70s, Genesis offers an explanation for the phenomenon that’s rooted in fact and research, but is still very much science fiction. There’s a lot of exposition, but it’s fascinating stuff and sprinkled into a compelling thriller. Harbinson has since written four …

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Chris Fenoglio’s 7 of the Best

Written by Chris Fenoglio [Disclaimer: There’s a lot of other “all-time” favorites who deserve a place on this list, but I figured that Star Wars and Star Trek were so obvious that they might as well be implied. So, here’s a list of some of the less obvious sci-fi/fantasy things I love that you’ve probably heard of, and just haven’t …

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Axanar Fan Film Lawsuit Settles Out of Court

Back in May, 2016 we naively reported that CBS/Paramount would drop their lawsuit against the Axanar movie based on a quote from J.J. Abrams. Since the lawsuit proceeded, I elected to cease reporting on this lawsuit until there was a conclusion. It appears that the resulting Axanar movie that results will be different than the original vision, but the production …