Mission: Impossible

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Here are all the movies in this series, which stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. I’ve seen the first 5 more than once. Mission: Impossible 1996 -> 4.5/5 Mission: Impossible II 2000 -> 3.5/5 Mission: Impossible III 2006 -> 5/5 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011 -> 5/5 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015 -> […]

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. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor 2011 -> 4/5 Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 -> 4.5/5 The Avengers 2012 -> 4.5/5 Iron Man 3 2013 -> […]

League of Peoples

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Here’s an update to this list. In this universe no murderer, otherwise known as a dangerous non-sentient being, can leave their planet — the League of Peoples always stops them. Festina Ramos stories Expendable 1997 -> 4.5/5 Vigilant 1999 -> 4.5/5 Hunted 2000 -> 4.5/5 Ascending 2001 -> 4.5/5 Radiant 2004 -> 5/5 Other stories […]

Culture

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Here are all the books that take place in Iain M. Banks’ Culture universe. They all take place in different times and places. Consider Phlebas 1987 -> 4.5/5 The Player of Games 1988 -> 5/5 Use of Weapons 1990 -> 4.5/5 The State of the Art (collection) 1991 Excession 1996 Inversions 1998 Look to Windward […]

Hainish universe

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Many of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novels and stories take places in her Hainish universe. Here are all of those books. This is one of the best science fiction series ever created — look at how many of them are 5/5. It’s a loose series — each book focuses on different characters and places. Rocannon’s […]

StarBridge

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A. C. Crispin created the StarBridge universe, and then invited her friends to play in it with her. StarBridge 1989 -> 4.5/5 Silent Dances with Kathleen O’Malley 1990 -> 4.5/5 Shadow World with Jannean Elliott 1991 -> 4.5/5 Serpent’s Gift with Deborah A. Marshall 1992 -> 4.5/5 Silent Songs with Kathleen O’Malley 1994 -> 4.5/5 […]

League of Peoples

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I’ve read all of James Alan Gardner’s books in his League of Peoples series, and the first one I’ve read twice. Expendable 1997 -> 4.5/5 Commitment Hour 1998 -> 4.5/5 Vigilant 1999 -> 4.5/5 Hunted 2000 -> 4.5/5 Ascending 2001 -> 4.5/5 Trapped 2002 -> 4.5/5 Radiant 2004 -> 5/5

Ender

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All of these books were written by Orson Scott Card. If he writes any more sequels, I’ll read them (he does have one planned but not written, called Shadows Alive). But the prequels he’s written with Aaron Johnston I’m not particularly interested in. The Ender series focuses on Ender Wiggin, and the Shadow series focuses […]

Middle-earth

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Here are all the movies in Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth series, based on books by J. R. R. Tolkien. I read the books a long time ago and I intend to read them again. The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 -> 5/5 The Two Towers 2002 -> 5/5 The Return of […]

Uplift

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Here’s David Brin’s Uplift series, which he wrote in 2 trilogies. If he writes more books in the series, I’ll read them. The original trilogy Sundiver 1980 -> 4/5 Startide Rising 1983 -> 4.5/5 The Uplift War 1987 -> 5/5 The 2nd trilogy Brightness Reef 1995 -> 4.5/5 Infinity’s Shore 1996 -> 4.5/5 Heaven’s Reach […]