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Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #3 — Invoking Darkness — Jeanne Cavelos TOS: Sarek — A. C. […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others […]

Author discovery of the year

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As usual this year I read some authors I was familiar with and some new to me. Of the ones that were new to me, the author who wowed me the most is Adrian Tchaikovsky for Children of Time. Runner ups are Mary Doria Russell for The Sparrow, Marie Brennan for A Natural History of […]

Nonfiction books

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams Reflections of Eden – Biruté M.F. Galdikas Blink – Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell What the Dog Saw – […]

Fiction books

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown Shogun – James Clavell Tai-pan – James Clavell Gai-jin – James Clavell Noble House – James Clavell Whirlwind – James Clavell Generation X – Douglas Coupland Aztec – Gary Jennings Too Many Blackbirds […]

Comic books & graphic novels

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Best of the best Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller Battlestar Galactica: Complete Omnibus V.1 – Greg Pak Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse – Chris Roberson The Amazing Spider-man (starting with Coming Home) – J. Michael Straczynski Superman: Grounded – J. Michael Straczynski & Chris […]

DC Extended Universe

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DC upped its game in 2017 — now that it knows how to make great movies hopefully it will continue doing so. Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Marvel will undoubtedly be able to keep to their schedule all the way to 2020 given what they’ve done so far. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor […]

Alien

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Here are the movies in the series that started with Ridley Scott’s Alien. The quadrilogy Alien 1979 -> 3/5 (+) Aliens 1986 -> 4.5/5 (+) Alien3 1992 -> 3.5/5 Alien Resurrection 1997 -> 4.5/5 The crossovers Alien vs. Predator 2004 -> didn’t see it Alien vs. Predator: Requiem 2007 -> didn’t see it The prequels […]

Batman

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Here are my ratings for the Batman movies that aren’t part of the DC extended universe. It’s possible that I watched 1966’s Batman movie with Adam West decades ago but I have no interest in watching it again to rate it. The graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns and the TV show Gotham are both […]