The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in December

The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in December

Herlock-smallThe top article on the Black Gate blog last month was Elwin Cotman’s detailed look back at the Space Opera of famed Anime creator Leiji Matsumoto.

Second on the list was Jon Sprunk’s survey of the Worst Fantasy Films of All Time, followed by our tribute to the 80s science fiction & fantasy of Bluejay Books.

Fourth was the 12th installment in our ongoing series tracking the latest in Appendix N scholarship: “H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D. Closing out the list is M. Harold Page’s thoughtful response to the question, “So What’s Wrong With (Some) Modern Fantasy?”

The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in December were:

  1. Futuristic Myth: The Space Opera of Leiji Matsumoto
  2. The Worst Fantasy Films of All Time
  3. A Fond look back at Bluejay Books
  4. H.P. Lovecraft, A Merritt, and Appendix N; Advanced Readings in D&D
  5. So What’s Wrong with (some) Modern Fantasy?
  6. Seductive Sorceress Queens, Decadent Civilizations and Moon-lit Brawls: Bloodstone
  7. The Cartoon Revolution will no Longer be Televised
  8. Experience the Joy of the Pulps with The Incredible Pulps
  9. The Problem with Wonder Woman
  10. A History of Godzilla on Film, Part 1: Origins (1954–1962)
  11. My Favorite Dragons
  12. Robert E. Howard and the Yellow Peril
  13. Announcing the Winners of the Stalking the Beast Contest
  14. The Hobbit: The Long-Awaited Movie, Part One
  15. The Series Series: Seven Forges by James A. Moore
  16. Vintage Bits: BattleTech, The Crescent Hawk’s Inception
  17. Why I’m Here, Part One
  18. Star Trek Nemesis: One Generation’s Final Frontier
  19. One Man’s Trash
  20. When One Window Closes


  21. This Will be on the Test
  22. Dungeon Wishes
  23. Why Evil Overlords need to be Competent
  24. Skyfall: In Which a Pulp Hero Meets the 21st Century
  25. Goth Chick News: Why Japanese Tire Commercials Are Cooler Than US Tire Commercials
  26. Everything Bad Makes a Puzzle: Some Thoughts on Everything Bad is Good For You
  27. A Ghost Put to Good Use: Ali Smith’s Hotel World
  28. Christmas in the Dungeon
  29. Tolkien Landscapes
  30. Vintage Treasures: The Unknown, edited by D. R. Bensen


  31. Rejecting the Golden Age: Gareth L. Powell on Escaping Science Fiction’s Pulp Roots
  32. Yes Virginia, There is a Cthulhu
  33. Space 1999: The Fantasy in Your Mirror May Be Closer Than It Appears
  34. The Whole Northern Thing: Hrolf Kraki’s Saga by Poul Anderson
  35. Yes, Virginia, Damn Straight There’s a Santa Claus
  36. World Building Historical Fiction using Military Thinking
  37. Two Perspectives are Better Than One: A Review of A Short History of Fantasy
  38. Ancient Worlds: Apples, Cattle, and Big Red Buttons
  39. November Short Story Roundup
  40. Godzilla Geek Out – More on the First Trailer for 2014 Remake


  41. Prologomenon to Fantasy
  42. Forgotten Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Jim Maitland
  43. The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series: The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt
  44. The Resurrection of Dr. Mabuse
  45. Last Minute Gift Ideas for your Game Geek or Webcomics Lover
  46. Lord Dunsany, Philip José Farmer, and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D
  47. The Man Who Was Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  48. Sandman: An Overture And A Look Back
  49. The Shock of the New: Chris Moriarty’s Spin State
  50. Sword Sisters: A Partnership, a Prequel, a Picture Show, and a Print Run

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in November are here, and you can see all 101 posts we made in the month of December here.

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