The Top 50 Black Gate Blog Posts in February

The Top 50 Black Gate Blog Posts in February

DSC_1027February is cold here in Chicago. Stay-at-home-or-you’ll-die cold. A good time to gather inside with friends and family, put hot cocoa on the stove, slip a movie in the Blu-ray player, and then forget all of that because there’s something fascinating on the Internet.

We had plenty of fascinating things to offer here at the Black Gate blog in February. Scott Taylor took at serious look at the downside of collecting in “The Weight of Print,” Matthew David Surridge examined Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Mark Rigney revealed the surprising results of the John Piece Experiement as applied to fantasy, author Violette Malan explained How to Put the Sword in Sword & Sorcery, and Sarah Avery offered up another installment in her popular Teaching and Fantasy Literature series with “Weird Things My Students Have Been Told About Writers.”

And that’s only the Top Five. The complete list of the Top 50 posts in February follows. Enjoy — but not so much that you neglect your houseguests, please. Or let hot chocolate overboil on the stove.

  1. Art of the Genre: The Weight of Print
  2. Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
  3. Genre 2013: The John Pierce Experiment
  4. How to put the sword in Sword and Sorcery
  5. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: Weird Things My Students Have Been Told
  6. Howard and Sandra Tayler discuss being mercenary…
  7. New Treasures: Wilderlands of High Fantasy
  8. Dungeon Board Game from Wizards of the Coast
  9. Echoes of the Goddess: Schweitzer’s Newest Classic
  10. Self-published books: Review of Noggle Stones the Goblin’s Apprentice


  11. New Treasures: Introducing Garrett, P.I.
  12. Win a copy of The Complete John Thunstone by Manly Wade Wellman
  13. The Weird of Oz gabs about Groundhog Day
  14. Modern Space Opera With a Classic Feel
  15. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: Babe the Barbarian
  16. Make this true or Harvey Smash: Planet Hulk to come after Avengers 2
  17. Childhood resurfaced: The Bermuda Depths on DVD
  18. New Treasures: Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
  19. The Last Dinosaur on Warner Archive DVD
  20. The Pop Culture class of 1960-1969: Marvel Firsts the 1960s 


  21. Vintage Treasures: The Fuzzy Papers by H Beam Piper
  22. New Treasures: The Unearthed Arcana 1st edition Premiun Reprint
  23. Invocation of the Muses
  24. Jay Lake’s the Hour and Manner of my Death
  25. Tanith Lee’s Secret Books of Paradys
  26. Red Sonja 9
  27. The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  28. The Weird of Oz talks to a troll
  29. Exploring the defenses of Tangier
  30. Steampunk Spotlight: Society of Steam Trilogy


  31. Nebula Award Nominations Announced
  32. Did Entertainment Weekly Reveal that Benedict Cumberbatch is Playing Khan?
  33. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: The Strange and Mysterious Unit
  34. Goth Chick News: Crawling out of the Underground Bunker and into a little Fantasy
  35. Adventure on Film: Mirror Mirror
  36. Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery only $6.40 at
  37. The Real Argo: The Lord of Light film and the lost Jack Kirby Sketches
  38. Rue Morgue Magazine’s 200 Alternative Horror Films you Need to See
  39. Peter Ackroyd’s Foundation
  40. The Weird of Oz Recalls his first visit to Barsoom


  41. Heroic Fiction Quarterly 15
  42. New Treasures: Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance, Volume 2
  43. A Touch of Evil: Colonial Gothic Horror Board Gaming At Its Finest
  44. Star Soldiers and other free kindle books at Amazon
  45. Richard Matheson turns 87 Today
  46. Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu, Part One
  47. Dion Fortune and The Demon Lover
  48. Renovating Tegel Manor
  49. Blogging Austin Brigg’s Flash Gordon: The Storm Queen…
  50. Red Sonja 10

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in January are here.

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