The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in July

The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in July

James FrenkelYou folks certainly have diverse interests.

The top article on the Black Gate blog last month was on the departure of senior editor James Frenkel from Tor, which I think reveals a healthy interest in publishing and the state of the industry. Good for you. Our second most popular post was Howard Andrew Jones’s enthusiastic report on the fan-made show Star Trek Continues, which demonstrates your excellent taste in television programming, followed by a detailed report on using a 40-year old board game to enhance your enjoyment of a 39-year old role playing game. I’m not sure exactly what that reveals about you, but I want you to know, it makes me very proud.

Foz Meadow’s essay on approaching fantasy by avoiding the classics was also in our Top Five articles, followed by Joe Bonnadonna’s review of the new anthology Dreamers in Hell.

The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in July were:

  1. James Frenkel Leaves Tor
  2. Star Trek Lives
  3. The Secret Supplement: Greyhawk, Gygax, and Outdoor Survival
  4. Challenging the Classics: Questioning the Immutable Hallmarks of Genre
  5. Giving the Devil his Due: A Review of Dreamers in Hell
  6. A Great Place to let Your Imagination Run Wild”: Joe Bonadonna Reviews Rogues in Hell
  7. The Doom that came to Kickstarter
  8. Hi yo Silver Awayzzzzzz: The Lone Ranger Defeats Insomnia
  9. Readercon 24: A Most Readerconnish Miscellany
  10. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Robert Bloch


  11. Mythic Delirium, Clockwork Phoenix, Kickstarter & You
  12. Board Game Review: Forbidden Island
  13. You’ve Got Crime in my Fantasy Novel. You’ve Got Fantasy…
  14. Pacific Rim Loves You. Love it Back
  15. J K Rowling Outed as the Author of The Cuckoo’s Calling
  16. James Mcglothlin Reviews Laird Barron’s The Croning
  17. Weird of Oz Dissects a Zombie
  18. How to run a successful Kickstarter – Part I
  19. Discover the 20th Century’s Great SF & Fantasy Writers with Bud Webster’s Past Masters
  20. Blogging Marvel’s Dracula in the 1980s


  21. The Name of the Wind Optioned as a TV Drama by Fox
  22. Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Part 2: The Fritz Leiber novelization
  23. Vintage Treasures: Avalon Hill’s Elric Young Kingdoms Adventure Game
  24. Weird Tales 361 Now on Sale
  25. Galaxy Science Fiction, March 1951: A Retro Review
  26. Blogging Sax Rohmer’s President Fu Manchu, Part Three
  27. D B Jackson interviews Ethan Kaille, Thieftaker
  28. Goth Chick News: Frankenstein’s Army, or If Nazis and Hellraiser had Kids
  29. Magic Realm Lives Again
  30. Professor Jameson’s Space Adventures, or Zoromes Make the Happiest Cyborgs


  31. Arak issue 3: Welcome the Iron Maiden
  32. Riddles, Intrigue, Occult and Super-Science: A review of Laird Barron’s The Light is the Darkness
  33. New Treasures: Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
  34. Apple Found Guilty of e-book Price Fixing
  35. Goth Chick News: Elijah Wood gets too Freaky for New Zealand
  36. Mysteriouser and Mysteriouser
  37. The Fantasist Manque: Robertson Davies and The Deptford Trilogy
  38. New Treasures: Against the Slave Lords
  39. King Arthur Revisited: Donald Barthelme’s The King
  40. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Henry Kuttner


  41. Adventures on Stage: Fantasy Literature’s Missing Link
  42. Fantasy out loud III: Suffer the Children?
  43. When the 21st Century was Far Future: Frank R Paul The Dean of Science Fiction Ilustration
  44. The Top 20 Black Gate Fiction Posts in June
  45. Check out the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Teaser Trailer
  46. Blogging Sax Rohmer’s President Fu Manchu, Part Two
  47. Support the Spellbound and Spindles Kickstarter
  48. July/August Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction now on Sale
  49. New Treasures: The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu
  50. Some of the Best Battles in Recent Memory: A Review of Dawnthief

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in June are here, and you can see all 98 posts we made in the month of July here.

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