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Star Wars

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Here’s an update to this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 6 movies. When I do a rewatch, I will watch all except the prequel trilogy. The original trilogy Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 -> 3.5/5 (+) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 -> 4.5/5 (+) Episode VI: Return of the […]

Star Trek

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Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

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 […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Dayton Ward DISCO: Drastic Measures James Swallow DISCO: Fear Itself 2017 David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ENT: Rise of the Federation […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Ruin     2018 Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Infinity Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few       John Scalzi Head On 2017 Kim Stanley Robinson New York 2140 Stephen Baxter The Massacre of […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner   Runner Ups   Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Matt Haig How to Stop Time Robert Jackson Bennett Foundryside       Kate Morton The Clockmaker’s Daughter 2017 James Alan Gardner All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault Barbara Gowdy Little Sister       Claire […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5 5 5           4.83 Angel 5 5 5 5 5             5 Babylon 5 4.5 5 5 5 4.5             4.8 Battlestar Galactica 5 5 5 5 […]

Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Jane Lost in La Mancha Planet Earth Roger & Me […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of […]

Science fiction novels

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Here’s an update to this list. It still only includes books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 8 years). Best of the best Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks Navigator by Stephen Baxter The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter Existence by David […]