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The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in May

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

GodzillaMillenniumIt was all about the king of monsters at the Black Gate blog last month.

Ryan Harvey’s Godzilla review was our top article in May. His mammoth 5-part history of the Big Guy was also picked up by Boing-Boing, among other places, exposing the series to thousands of new readers; the final installment came in at #3 for the month. If you visited the site last month and read nothing but Godzilla articles, you weren’t the only one.

My analysis of John C. Wright’s conservative manifesto “Heinlein, Hugos, and Hogwash,” and the frequently hilarious response in the blogosphere, was our second most read article last month. Garrett Calcaterra’s well-researched “Can SF Save the World From Climate Change?” came in at #4.

Rounding out the Top Five was Fletcher Vredenburgh’s warm appreciation of Keith Taylor’s sword & sorcery classic, Bard.

The complete Top 50 Black Gate posts in May were:

  1. Godzilla (2014) Is a True Godzilla Film and a Unique Blockbuster
  2. A Ride Along with the Thought Police: John C. Wright, Foz Meadows, and Rachel Aaron
  3. A History of Godzilla on Film, Part 5: The Travesty and the Millennium Era (1996–2004)
  4. Can SF Save the World From Climate Change?
  5. A Perfect Artifact from the Glory Days of 1970s Swords & Sorcery: Keith Taylor’s Bard
  6. Category: Magazines
  7. Windaria: The Eternal Conflict Between Beauty and Violence
  8. Author Spotlight on James Sutter
  9. Category: Blog Entry
  10. The Fascination of Dragons

     

  11. The Joy of Outlining
  12. Four Modules
  13. Category: Writing
  14. The Serious Novel isn’t Dead, It Won
  15. Announcing the Winner of the Laurence Manning Giveaway
  16. The Hugo Ballot: Another View
  17. “I rolled a critical hit against Yog-Sothoth!”: Revisiting AD&D Deities and Demigods (4th and Final Part)
  18. The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: A Man Called Spade
  19. A Knight Dies in Bed
  20. A Hero Must Strive: My Favorite Fantasy Heroes

     

  21. The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock (Doctor) Who?
  22. Rogues Gallery
  23. Goth Chick News: The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
  24. How Much Backstory Do We Really Need?
  25. Little Blue Squares
  26. Vintage Treasures: The Book of Skaith: The Adventures of Eric John Stark by Leigh Brackett
  27. Viking Art, Magic, and Wisdom at the British Museum
  28. Going Home
  29. Washington Attorney General Files Suit Against Ed Nash for Kickstarter Fraud
  30. The Shout of a Young Man Who Finds the World a Complicated Place: The Eternal Champion by Michael Moorcock

     

  31. Mothra vs. King Ghidorah: Which Toho Monster Will Appear in the Next U.S. Godzilla Movie?
  32. Against the Giants of Chaos: Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land
  33. Los Caballeros Templares
  34. Compiling The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
  35. Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Fifteen
  36. The Thrill of Writing, the Agony of Revision
  37. King Conan Gets a Movie Poster
  38. Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1951: A Retro-Review
  39. One of the Best Serials Ever Made: The Adventures of Captain Marvel, Chapter One: Curse of the Scorpion
  40. Vintage Treasures: Science Fiction of the 30′s edited by Damon Knight

     

  41. Art of the Genre: The Art of ‘Making Your Own Way’
  42. Loaded!
  43. So We Were In This Bar…
  44. “An Element of Imagination”: Olga Slavnikova’s 2017
  45. Jews With Swords: Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  46. Future Treasures: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
  47. Category: Books
  48. Goth Chick News: Lovecraft Fans, It’s Time for a Road Trip
  49. True Places: Jan Morris’ Hav
  50. Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, Serial Killers, and the Horror of Mundane Lives: Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters

The Top 5o Black Gate blog posts in April are here, and you can see all 119 posts we made in the month of May here.

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