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Matthew Minnie’s 7 of the Best

Written by Matthew Minnie The Elric Saga by, Michael Moorcock One of the greatest fantasy series of all time. It tells the story of Elric, the last emperor of the once great empire of Melnibone. He has been born an albino, and is reliant on drugs or his demonic rune sword Stormbringer to maintain his health and vitality. The series …

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Movie Review: Napping Princess

Guest Writer: Heidi Berthiaume Napping Princess is a Japanese animated fantasy movie where a girl’s dreams and her reality begin to overlap, leading to adventure and hidden truths about her family. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, this anime also features the music of Yoko Shimomura, known for her Kingdom Hearts and Mario & …

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Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

Written by Russell Reynolds A cyberpunk, noir thriller with an immersive world that draws you in for a philosophical two-and-a-half hours. BLADE RUNNER 2049 is set up differently from the blockbusters and tentpoles that dominate the charts. Many films stick with a method of telling you the story, as opposed to BLADE RUNNER 2049’s method of letting the story tell …

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Steven S. Crompton’s 7 of the Best

Written by Steven S. Crompton Much territory has been covered by other contributors to the 7 of the Best series, so I thought what I might do is try to pick seven lesser-known films that were a great influence on me in some way. Some of these films you will have heard of, others probably not. Perhaps this shall be …

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Nancy Hutchins’ 7 of the Best

Written by Nancy Hutchins Magic Kingdom For Sale – Sold (written by Terry Brooks; first book in the Landover series) Originally meant to be part of a trilogy, the series grew to a total of six books. This first book is, in my opinion, the best. Many readers overlooked this book series and went straight to The Sword of Shannara and its sequels …

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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 …