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 8 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 […]

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 Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 3 – Greg Rucka The Amazing Spider-man (starting with Coming Home) – J. Michael […]

Nonfiction books

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Last Chance to See… – Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams The Roving Mind – Isaac Asimov (%) 1984: Spring – A Choice of Futures – Arthur C. Clarke The Ancestor’s Tale – […]

Best movies of the 1970s

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best Fiddler on the Roof Happy and sad, the music is top notch. A musical about Tevye and his family in Russia in 1905, when his daughters start thinking about getting married. Stars Topol. Grease The music will keep your toes tapping. A musical about […]

Best movies of the 1980s

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best Amadeus Possibly not historically accurate, but lots of fun. Mozart is a genius composer but he’s not very good at holding onto his money — jealous rival Salieri takes advantage of both. Blade Runner Redefined the look of a SF movie, and full of […]

Best movies of the 1990s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best The Addams Family Addams Family Values American Beauty The American President Apollo 13 As Good as It Gets Awakenings Babe Backdraft Being John Malkovich The Big Lebowski Bowfinger Bulworth Chaplin The City of Lost Children Clerks Con Air Dances with Wolves Dark City Dave Dead […]

Best movies of the 2000s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50 First Dates About a Boy About Schmidt Adaptation. Amelie American Splendor Atonement The Aviator Babel Batman Begins A Beautiful Mind Big Fish The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum Bridget Jones’s Diary Casino Royale Catch Me If You Can Changeling Chicken Run […]

Best movies of the 2010s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50/50 About Time The Adjustment Bureau American Hustle Arrival Avengers: Endgame Barney’s Version The Big Sick The Bookshop The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Cloud Atlas Collateral Beauty Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina First Man […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. 2019 had some amazing movies, although given the number on my list versus the last few years I’m guessing/hoping there are some others I haven’t had the chance to see yet. Year Winner Runner Ups 2019 Avengers: Endgame Alita: Battle Angel   Toy Story 4 Captain Marvel     […]

Author discovery of the year

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Here’s an update to this list. The big winner this year is Ann Leckie for Ancillary Justice and its sequels. Runner ups are Marina J. Lostetter for Noumenon, Robert Jackson Bennett for Foundryside, Ilsa J. Bick for Well of Souls, and Brad Meltzer for Identity Crisis. Year Winner Runner ups 2019 Ann Leckie Marina J. […]