The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in December

The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in December

analog-july-1961December was the most active month the BG blog has ever seen, breaking every traffic record in our history. It’s good to have you folks hanging out with us, instead of risking your neck skiing or snowboarding or something. Exercise kills, and it especially has it in for long-time readers with weak vision and poor motor skills.

If you’re just joining us, you missed some great stuff last month. Theo took on the entire SF & fantasy establishment, Rich Horton proved there’s still life in old SF magazines, and tantalizing glimpses of the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness triggered some animated speculation on just who that sinister guy blowin’ up Federation stuff is. I compiled a Black Gate Christmas Gift List, Ryan Harvey continued his enormously popular series on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Mars books, and Howard Andrew Jones offered up a generous preview of his new novel The Bones of the Old Ones.

That’s just a sample — here’s the complete list of the Top 50 articles from last month.

  1. SFF Corruption Part I
  2. Analog July 1961: A Retro Review
  3. Star Trek Into Darkness Poster Fuels Gary Mitchell Speculation
  4. The Black Gate Christmas Gift List
  5. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars, Part 10: Llana of Gathol
  6. Black Gate Online Fiction: The Bones of the Old Ones
  7. A Throne of Bones
  8. Another Arbitrary Top 10 List: Fantasy Films
  9. New Treasures: Obsidian Blood by Aliette de Bodard
  10. Goth Chick News: Troll – Rise of Harry Potter


  11. Locus Online on the Best Fantasy Novels of the 20th Century
  12. Adventure on Film: Could Holy Grail be the Funniest Film Ever?
  13. Marvel Feature: Red Sonja 7 (plus Conan the Barbarian…)
  14. The Observer on Why Board Games are Making a Comeback
  15. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: Beginners Mind in Hobbiton
  16. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: More on Writing, and Teaching, on Your Feet
  17. Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1950: A Retro Review
  18. Goth Chick News: Evil Dead is Alive and Well
  19. New Treasures: Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
  20. A Brief History of Comics, Animation, and Video Games with Christy Marx
  21. First Teaser Trailer Released for Star Trek Into Darkness
  22. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: Do as I Say, Not as I Do
  23. Bad Habits
  24. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: Some Dubious Ideas…
  25. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars, Part 11: John Carter of Mars
  26. Red Sonja 1
  27. Book Launch Week (Plus Giveaway)
  28. Pro se Presents — The Eclectic Voice of New Pulp
  29. Red Sonja 2
  30. Dive into a Bleak Future with Anomaly
  31. A Magic Broken is Available Free at
  32. Speaking in Tongues: Alan Moore’s Voice of the Fire
  33. Zenna Henderson’s The Anything Box
  34. Prince of Thorns Available for $1.99 at
  35. The top 45 Black Gate Posts in October
  36. Red Sonja 3
  37. Dematteis and Muth’s Moonshadow
  38. Genre 2012: The Trouble with (no, not Tribbles) Pace
  39. Vintage Treasures: The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder
  40. Star Trek Into Darkness Official Trailer Released
  41. Last-Minute Kickstarter Alert: The Game of Books
  42. Weird Tales meets Planet Stories in Space Eldritch
  43. The Nightmare Men: “The Blind Man”
  44. Goth Chick News: 39 Years Ago This Week Regan Blew Chunks
  45. Black Gate Online Fiction: “The Trade
  46. Blogging Marvel’s Dracula Lives, Part One
  47. Merry Christmas from Black Gate
  48. Vintage Treasures: Solomon Kane: Skulls in the Stars
  49. A Dash of the Past: Perfume, The Story of a Murderer
  50. Black Gate Online Fiction: Seven Kings by John R Fultz

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