The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in October

The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in October

Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs-smallThe top article on the Black Gate blog last month was our look at Mike Resnick and Robert Garcia’s new anthology Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. (A few weeks later Robert Garcia wrote his first Saturday blog post for us, a fond look back at The Pulp Art of Virgil Finlay. Do we bring the heavy hitters, or what?)

Second on the list was E.E. Knight’s open letter to Amy Farrah Fowler, a character on The Big Bang Theory, on her controversial theory that Indiana Jones had no impact on the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fight the good fight, Eric.

Third was Jon Sprunk’s look at his favorite fantasy films, followed by his article on the use of elves in fantasy lit. Way to hog the list, Jon. Rounding out the Top Five was James Maliszewski’s “Appendix T,” an attempt to craft a hypothetical Appendix N for the great Traveller RPG, listing roughly 20 works of classic science fiction that clearly influenced the game’s creators.

The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in October were:

  1. New Treasures: Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. An Open Letter to Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D
  3. My Favorite Fantasy Movies
  4. To Elf or not to Elf: Races in Fantasy Lit
  5. Appendix T
  6. Richard Kadrey Talks with Black Gate about Dead Set
  7. In Defense of Fantasy Heroes
  8. Campbell’s Reheated Mythopoetic Soup
  9. Remembering Dave
  10. How Many Psychiatrists Does it Take to Change a Genre?


  11. A Man Writing Female Characters
  12. Finntroll! Viking Metal and the War Against Irony
  13. Religion in Fantasy Lit
  14. Fierce and Fey: An Interview with Artist Lauren K. Cannon
  15. Inspiration and Emulation, Tolkien and Gygax
  16. Aren’t You a Little Short for a Stormtrooper? Or, How to Describe Characters
  17. The Roots of Early Love Go Deep: Five Stories Which Affected Me Deeply in My Early Teens
  18. John Bellairs, Fred Saberhagen and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D
  19. Conan: Caveman Battle Doom
  20. Crowdfunding Kaleidoscope: An Interview with Julia Rios


  21. Working with Stanley Schmidt
  22. Where did Fantasy Come From? A Review of Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers
  23. Scale: What Pre-Modern Battles Really Looked Like
  24. Passive vs Active Heroes
  25. The Horror: Oz meets the Scarecrow
  26. A Return of Pacesetter RPG Style Horror
  27. Oz and Frederic S. Durbin Discuss Halloween Monsters
  28. Prince of Darkness on Blu-ray
  29. Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, Part 1 of 4
  30. Dungeonslayers 4.0 & The Demolished Ones


  31. Self-published Book Review: Mistress of the Dancing Bones by Thomas Alexander
  32. Vintage Treasures: The Pirates of Zan by Murray Leinster
  33. Vintage Treasures: Ronald Welch’s Knight Crusader
  34. The Series Series: Naomi Novik’s Latest Novel of Temeraire
  35. Appendix N: Carrying on the Flame
  36. Q the Winged Serpent on Blu-ray
  37. God Stalk by P. C Hodgell
  38. The Cold Edge of Forever, II: City
  39. Dracula has Risen from the Grave… Again
  40. Ancient Worlds: The Ghosts of the Past


  41. Ancient Worlds: The World on the Other Side of This One
  42. Miracles Happen
  43. New Treasures: The Harsh Suns by Jason E. Thummel
  44. The Series Series: Mages Blood by David Hair
  45. Ancient Worlds: Waking the Dead
  46. Support The Great Way, an Epic Fantasy Trilogy by Harry Connolly
  47. New Treasures: Cold and Dark
  48. Excuse Me, Are You Using That Plot Device?
  49. Sword & Sorcery for the Girl Who Wants to be Conan: Gaie Sebold’s Babylon Steel
  50. The Magic Goes Away by Larry Niven

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in September are here, and you can see all 114 posts we made in the month of October here.

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