The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in June

The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in June

beneath-ceaseless-skies-logoAccording to our badly-overheated traffic meter, you folks visited the Black Gate blog in record numbers last month (and you left a mess in the visitors lounge, too. Seriously, what’s with all the Taco Bell wrappers?)

Still, we’re glad to see you. I was pleased to note that our most popular article in June was Fletcher Vredenburgh’s look at our distinguished competition, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his assessment of the best new Sword and Sorcery of the last twelve months. Close behind was Scott Taylor’s newest Top 10 list, “The Top 10 Role Playing Games of All Time,” and Patty Templeton’s interview with uber-editor and 21st Century Renaissance Man, John Joseph Adams.

Rounding out the top five were Douglas Draa’s review of Michael Shea’s horror classic The Color Out Of Time, and our coverage of Jean Rabe’s resignation as editor of the SFWA Bulletin.

The Top 50 Black Gate posts in June were:

  1. The Best New Sword and Sorcery of the Last Twelve Months
  2. Art of the Genre: The Top 10 Role Playing Games of All Time
  3. An Interview with John Joseph Adams
  4. Vintage Treasures: The Color Out of Time by Michael Shea
  5. Jean Rabe Resigns as SFWA Bulletin Editor Amidst Controversy
  6. Art of the Genre: Kickstarter – It Really Shouldn’t Be About the Stuff
  7. Robert E Howard and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D
  8. Maureen F McHugh’s China Mountain Zhang
  9. Pathfinder RPG: Fey Revisited
  10. Did I Do that? or We’ve Had the Sword, Where’s the Sorcery?


  11. I Ain’t No Hero, See
  12. Vintage Treasures: Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural
  13. Barnes and Noble to Stop Manufacturing Nook Tablets
  14. Art of the Genre: ICE’s Middle Earth Roleplaying, Part III
  15. Art of the Genre: Looking Back at Old Readings with Neil and Fritz Leiber
  16. Weird of Oz Delves into Dungeon Masters
  17. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome on Blu-ray
  18. Pathfinder’s Ultimate Campaign Boosts Gaming Options
  19. Once Upon a Time in Zang
  20. Prelude to the Arak and Oz Reunion


  21. Vintage Treasures: The Last Province Magazine, Issue 4
  22. Adventures in Bookselling: The Paperback Harry Dresden
  23. Sean T M Stiennon Reviews Circle of Enemies
  24. What is She Doing Here?
  25. The Nightmare Men: The Phantom Fighter
  26. New Treasures: The New Yorker Fiction Issue June 2013
  27. Kim Thompson, September 25, 1956 – June 19, 2013
  28. Arak Issue 1: The Sword and the Serpent
  29. The Dying Earth: An Appreciation
  30. New Treasures: Out of Space


  31. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Murray Leinster
  32. First Full Length Trailer Released for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  33. Richard Matheson, February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013
  34. Teaching and Fantasy Literature: All Hail the Library of Congress
  35. New Treasures: The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction
  36. Art of the Genre: Art of the Iconic Female 4: The Baroness
  37. Law vs Chaos Replaces Good vs Evil
  38. Tabitha Reviews The School for Good and Evil
  39. Joyce Carol Oates’ Gothic Quintet Part V The Accursed
  40. Skyhorse and Start Publishing Complete Night Shade Acquisition


  41. Vintage Treasures: The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley
  42. New Treasures: Titan
  43. The Unfulfilled Superhero: Philip Wylie’s Gladiator
  44. Goth Chick News: Jack is No Longer All Work and No Play
  45. The Shadow on Blu-ray
  46. Coming Soon from Osprey Publishing: Blackbeard, Tombstone, The Nazi Occult, Steampunk, and Horus and Set
  47. Our Comics, Ourselves
  48. The Top 20 Black Gate Fiction posts in May
  49. Adventure on Film: Merlin
  50. Goth Chick News: Joe Hill Takes us for a Ride in a Vampire Rolls Royce

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in May are here, and you can see all 93 posts we made in the month of June here.

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