TV shows I didn’t finish

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These are all shows that I would have finished if they were great — I’m not including shows I had no intention of finishing. Shows I watched a bunch of episodes of I watched at least 1 season of these shows: Arrested Development I didn’t watch season 5, which wasn’t as funny. Dragons I watched […]

Movies I didn’t finish

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There are lots of movies I didn’t finish, but here are some of them, to give you an idea of the kind of movies I’m not particularly interested in. I watched half an hour to an hour of most of these before giving up. In the old days I would watch a movie all the […]

Books I didn’t finish

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Here are some books I started reading but didn’t finish. There might be others I’ve forgotten about — these are mostly ones that showed up on someone’s list of best SF or fantasy books. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany It’s a long book, and I wasn’t going to read it all if it didn’t seem […]

Science fiction novels

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Here’s a first draft of this list, including books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 7 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 Foundation’s Triumph by David Brin […]

Fantasy novels

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Here’s a first draft of this list, including books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 7 years). Best of the best Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin Replay by Ken Grimwood How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay Lord of Emperors by […]

Best science fiction novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet       Matt Haig The Humans       Will McIntosh Soft Apocalypse       Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Time 2000s Stephen Baxter […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light       Matt Haig How to Stop Time       Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus       Jo Walton My […]

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 — Christopher L. Bennett 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 […]

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 […]

Comic books & graphic novels

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Here’s an update to 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 Roberson […]