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Comments on Sci-Fi Lists: SF TV shows

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list. If there’s a * in the “My rating” column then I have some interest in watching the show. If there’s nothing there then I have no particular interest in watching it. Here is the list I’m commenting on. Their ranking Title My rating My comments 1 Star Trek – The […]

Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list, including soundtracks I discovered in 2016. The big winner for 2016 so far is Michael Giacchino for Star Trek Beyond (who also composed the previous year’s Tomorrowland). My list doesn’t go this far back, but I also discovered John Barry’s theme for Zulu (1964) — it’s astonishing. These are […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an updated list, including books I read in the last 2 years.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2014 Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August     2013 Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light     2012 Will McIntosh Hitchers Joanne Bertin Bard’s Oath 2011 Erin Morgenstern […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list, including novels I read in the last 2 years.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2015 John Scalzi The End of All Things Thunderbird Jack McDevitt       Will McIntosh Defenders 2014 Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven Stephen Baxter Ultima       […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an updated list, including novels I read in the last 2 years. Legend: B5 Babylon 5 BSG Battlestar Galactica DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ST Star Trek crossover TITAN Star Trek: Titan TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation TOS Star Trek: The Original Series VOY Star Trek: Voyager     Winner Runner Ups […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list, including movies I watched in 2016. Year Winner Runner Ups 2016 Arrival Captain America: Civil War   Kubo and the Two Strings Deadpool     Equals     Finding Dory     Star Trek Beyond     X-Men: Apocalypse     Zootopia  2015 Inside Out Advantageous   Mad […]

Author discovery of the year

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I discovered several terrific authors in 2016. The one that wins the prize is Ken Liu, for The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. Runner ups are Claire North for The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, and Hal Clement for Mission of Gravity. The next runner ups are Emily St. John […]

Best movies of the 2010s

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list, including movies I saw in 2016. Best of the best 50/50 About Time The Adjustment Bureau American Hustle Arrival Barney’s Version The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina Gone Girl Gravity Her How to […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list, including seasons of TV shows I watched in 2016. 5/5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5               4.67 Angel 5 5 5 5 5           5 Babylon 5 4.5 5 5 5 4.5           […]

Real news vs fake news

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

I’m not sure anyone predicted this problem — sometimes the drawbacks of new technology aren’t apparent until later. But now we have to do something about it. What’s the problem? Some people are getting what they think is news but it’s fake. How can they believe it if it’s outrageous? Because their head has been […]