DC Extended Universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. DC has announced a couple of exciting movies and some question marks. 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 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. As usual, Marvel has announced a bunch of exciting movies for the next couple of years. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor 2011 -> 4/5 Captain America: […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2020s Matt Haig The Midnight Library Robert Jackson Bennett Shorefall       Claire North Notes from the Burning Age       Jo Walton Or What You Will 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie […]

Black Widow

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{4.5/5} “What was I supposed to do? You’re the only superhero person that I know.” Black Widow, released in 2021 After the Sokovia Accords, Natasha Romanoff finds a secluded place in Norway to hang out. When a mysterious figure arrives to take something she doesn’t know she has, she finds a specific old photo of […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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

Fantasy 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 10 years). Best of the best Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin Replay by Ken Grimwood How to Stop Time by Matt Haig The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Last Light […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 3rd Rock from the Sun 5 5                   5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5 5 5 5         4.86 Angel 5 5 5 5 5             5 Babylon 5 4.5 […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. I didn’t watch as many movies as usual in 2021 so there are not too many additions to this list. Hopefully I will catch up soon on some that I missed. Year Winner Runner Ups 2021 The Mitchells vs. the Machines   2020 Palm Springs Bill & Ted Face […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner   Runner Ups   Year Author Title Author Title 2021 Claire North Notes from the Burning Age     2020 Matt Haig The Midnight Library Robert Jackson Bennett Shorefall       Jo Walton Or What You Will 2019 Jo Walton Lent Melissa Caruso The Unbound Empire […]

Author discovery of the year

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Here’s an update to this list. I read a bunch of new authors this year. The big winner is Cixin Liu for The Three-Body Problem and its sequels. Runner ups are Dave Duncan for West of January, Melissa Caruso for The Tethered Mage and its sequels, Cory Doctorow for Down and Out in the Magic […]