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The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in August

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

Lonesome Wyatt-smallThe top article on the Black Gate blog last month was Patty Templeton’s interview with enigmatic author/musician Lonesome Wyatt, guitarist and vocalist for the gothic country music band Those Poor Bastards, and author of the pulp horror novel The Terrible Tale of Edgar Switchblade.

Second on the list was our look at the first volume in the Classics of Science Fiction line, The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum, followed by Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s massive roundtable interview with the editors of four Year’s Best volumes: Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Rich Horton and Gardner Dozois.

Roundtable interviews seem to be popular this month. Next on the list was Garrett Calcaterra’s hard look at the life of a fantasy midlister, a conversation with authors M. Todd Gallowglas, Patrick Hester, Wendy N. Wagner, and David B. Coe. Rounding out the Top Five for the month was Nick Ozment’s look at the eldritch work of H.P. Lovecraft.

The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in August were:

  1. An Interview with Lonesome Wyatt of Those Poor Bastards
  2. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum
  3. Finding the Best: An Interview with Year’s Best Editors Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Rich Horton and Gardner Dozois
  4. Gallowglass, Hester, Wagner, Coe: Four Authors Sound Off on the Writing Life of a Midlister
  5. So You’re a Horror fan and You’ve Never Read
  6. L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt, Gardner Fox and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D
  7. Weird of Oz Conjures up Some Other Horrors
  8. When Ideas Collide
  9. More Than Whodunit: The Science Fiction Mystery
  10. The Exploding World of Castles and Crusades

     

  11. Out with the Old, in with the New: New Versus Vintage Treasures
  12. New Treasures: Monster Island by Pete Nash & Friends
  13. Vintage Treasures: The Best of C. M. Kornbluth
  14. Deepest Darkest Eden: Return to Hyperborea
  15. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Edmond Hamilton
  16. Experience the Best Science Fiction of 1926 with The Gernsback Awards, Volume One
  17. The Genesis of The Fall of the First World
  18. New Treasures: Night Pilgrims: A Saint-Germain Novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  19. Roger Zelazny, August Derleth, and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D
  20. Murray Leinster’s “Proxima Centauri” and the Creepy Side of Pulp SF

     

  21. Blogging Epic Comics’ Tomb of Dracula Limited Series, Part One
  22. Rocket Raccoon! Guardian of the Galaxy: The Early Years (Not in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota)
  23. GenCon 2013 Post-Convention Recap – Part 1
  24. Vintage Scares: The Most Terrifying Short Stories Ever?
  25. Meet Rick Steele
  26. The 2013 ENnie Award Winners Announced at Gen Con
  27. The Tales of Gemen the Antiques Dealer: From Idea to Publication
  28. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Jack Williamson
  29. Vintage Treasures: The Best of Fritz Leiber
  30. Explanations – I Got a Million of ‘Em

     

  31. Gatchaman
  32. Gen Con 2013 Post-Convention Recap – Part 2: D&D Party Time!
  33. Vintage Treasures: Jolly R. Blackburn’s Shadis #15
  34. Step Into the Traveller Universe with Fate of the Kinunir
  35. Now to Rave: A Review of Fearsome Journeys: The Solaris Book of Fantasy
  36. The 2013 World Fantasy Awards Ballot
  37. Get the First Seven eBook Titles from Strange Chemistry for Just $1.99
  38. New Treasures: Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear
  39. Giant Season: A Review of Shingeki no Kyoujin (Attack on Titan)
  40. Goth Chick News: Welcome to the 2013 Chicago Comic Con

     

  41. HEROIC: An Interview with Andrew Collas
  42. Pathfinder RPG: Chronicles of the Righteous
  43. Sean T. M. Stiennon reviews The Black Opera
  44. Galaxy Science Fiction, April 1951: A Retro-Review
  45. Amazing, March 1961: A Retro-Review
  46. New Treasures: The Book of Cthulhu II, edited by Ross E. Lockheart
  47. Some Mysteries You Don’t Want to Solve: Exploring Dead Rock Seven
  48. Alana Joli Abbott Reviews Codex Born
  49. New Treasures: The Best British Fantasy, edited by Steve Hayes
  50. ARAK Issue # 6: “The Stalkers of the Snows”

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in July are here, and you can see all 87 posts we made in the month of August here.

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