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Grodog’s 7 of the Best

grodog’s Song of Seven – The Mythic Worlds Builders by Allan T. Grohe Jr. (“grodog”) I selected my favorite seven worlds builders, each an architect of the imagination whose works span realms that I return to again and again—to read and rediscover them anew, and to lose myself within their lush, boundless vistas. Gary Gygax, David L. Arneson, Robert J. …

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Doug Knoth’s 7 of the Best

Battle Royale This was an amazing book which led to an amazing manga which led to an amazing movie. In the Dystopian future of Japan, riddled with all sorts of political problems, a class of High schoolers are selected yearly to battle to the death. Sounds familiar right?  Btw this was around long before The Hunger Games decided to steal …

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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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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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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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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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Rob Lane’s 7 of the Best

Written by Rob Lane Bernard Cornwell – The Saxon Stories + The Last Kingdom (TV series) Bernard Cornwell is my favourite author and Uhtred Uhtredson is my favourite fictional character of all time. From the very first paragraph that I read in a bookshop, Uhtred had me hooked into his beliefs, his attitude, his strength, his insults, his authority and …