The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in March
You Black Gate peeps sure are a reliable bunch. You love vintage fantasy paperbacks, 80s horror movies, and gaming news, and with a noble passion. But you know what you really crave? Tales of People Behaving Badly, that’s what. Figures.
And thus we find that the #1 article on the Black Gate blog last month was our report on John Campbell’s ugly KickStarter implosion, a sad tale of comics, hubris, and book-burning. (It was my favorite, too. I’m not throwing stones.)
Things got a little more wholesome (sort of) with our #2 article, M. Harold Page’s “What’s the Point of Steampunk?” (You remember. The one with the line, “WHAT WAS THAT, SIR? I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF MY ZEPPELIN ENGINES.”)
Moving on, we find that Derek Kunsken’s interview with comic wunderkind’s Mirror Comics was the third most-read post for the month, followed by Bob Byrne’s opening post in his popular new blog series, The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes. Rounding out the Top Five was Fletcher Vredenburgh’s look at a forgotten Lin Carter novel, Kellory the Warlock (forgotten by everyone but Black Gate readers, apparently).
The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in March were:
- Another Crowdfunding Fail: John Campbell Self-Destructs on Kickstarter
- What’s the Point of Steampunk?
- Rising Star Indie Publisher Mirror Comics on their Weird Western Mission Arizona
- The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes
- His Name is Vengeance: Kellory the Warlock by Lin Carter
- Art of the Genre: David Trampier, 1954 – 2014
- Swords and Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Why Amazon Lists Books For Over $20 Million
- Michael Shea, July 3, 1946 – February 16, 2014
- The Games Plus 2013 Spring Auction
- Vintage and New: Revisiting The Night Land with James Stoddard
- Review of Pathfinder Tales: Stalking the Beast by Howard Andrew Jones
- Adventure On the Page: Genre Fiction vs. Joyce Carol Oates
- Software Review (kind of): Fantasy Map Making with Hexographer
- Tough Urban Fantasy Women and Cloak-guys, You’ve Overstayed Your Welcome
- Politics and Fantasy Make Strange Bedfellows
- Is the Original SF and Fantasy Paperback Anthology Series Dead?
- The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: Lord of Misrule
- Conan in Manhattan: The Relationship Between Urban Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery
- Confessions of a Reluctant Self-Publisher — Now with extra Giveaways!
- Mindjammer RPG: Transhuman Sci-Fi Adventure in the Second Age of Space
- Goth Chick News: For Love or Money? Anne Rice Resurrects the Vampire Lestat
- The Novels of Michael Shea: In Yana, The Touch of Undying
- Why We Keep Weaving These Webs
- Vintage Treasures: Ring Around the Sun by Clifford D. Simak / Cosmic Manhunt by L. Sprague de Camp
- The Future of the Magazine of the Future: On the Return of the SFWA Bulletin
- Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1951: A Retro-Review
- Firefly, A Retrospective — Part 4
- Vintage Treasures: The Dunwich Horror and Others by H.P. Lovecraft
- The Eucatastrophic Gesta Romanorum
- The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series: The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris
- Goth Chick News: Coveting Bram Stoker – 2013 Award Nominees Announced
- New Treasures: The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies by Clark Ashton Smith
- Caught Between Rebels and the Empire’s Blackest Magic: Beyond the Veil: The Revised and Expanded Author’s Cut by Janet Morris
- The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Short-Lived Holmes
- Hurry Up With That Doctor Strange Movie, Marvel
- John W. Campbell on Tolkien, Conan, and Sword & Sorcery
- The Top Five Differences Between Game of Thrones and A Game of Thrones
- Do You Have the Time?
- The Novels of Michael Shea: The Mines of Behemoth
- Vintage Treasures: Rogers’ Rangers by John Silbersack
- Monthly Short Story Roundup – February
- Goth Chick News: Walker Stalker Con Drags into Chicago
- Future Treasures: Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One, edited by Laird Barron
- Amos Tutuola, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
- The Novels of Michael Shea: A Quest for Simbilis
- Expand Your Digital Library with 300 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less
- Firefly, A Retrospective — Part 7
- Lucius Shepard, August 21, 1947 – March 18, 2014
- Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton
The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in February are here, and you can see all 115 posts we made in the month of March here.
You guys haven’t given the boot to that Byrne guy yet? I mean, what’s with the ‘Bogart as a raised from the dead vampire’ stuff???
He has his charms. 🙂