We’re quickly closing in on our one year anniversary and thought it’d be kinda fun to take a look back at our most popular posts during that time.
1. The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2008
We’re starting to get used to the fact that this page will just be the most popular thing on this site (save for the library and homepage). Matt Schwartz counts down 10 of the best horror flicks to debut on the silver screen in 2008. By the looks of things, this has become your default list as well. If you’re one of the few who haven’t found this one, give it a look and get ready to leave the lights on for a while – there are some really scary stuff here.
2. In Defense of George R. R. Martin
If you’re a fan of Martin’s then you surely have an opinion on the time between his books. Shawn Speakman weighed in with this well-thought out article about writing, fandom, and if a contract exists between writer and reader.
3. The Real Fantastic Stuff, an essay by Richard K. Morgan
Here’s one that really got the blood boiling in some of our readers. Richard K. Morgan wrote a short essay on one of the forces that interested him in writing a work of fantasy. That force? The belief that Tolkien, considered a master of the genre, could have done even more with his writings. Then the conversation erupted. Check out the article and the comments in one of our most controversial posts to date.
4. Our George R. R. Martin April Fool’s Day Post
Hoo-boy, here’s a post that was meant as a convincing April Fool’s Day joke that might have been a little too convincing for some people. Most readers picked up on the trick, but even so, this is the first (and only, to my knowledge) that we decided to slap a disclaimer on. Remember, this one is only a joke.
5. The Temeraire series: Looking forward to Book 6
If you ask me, one of the coolest things about Suvudu is the chance to get sneak peeks into upcoming books, behind-the-scenes stuff, or other access that’s otherwise a little more difficult to come across. Here’s on example, Betsy Mitchell wrote about the upcoming Temeraire book (#6) with a short look at what sets the book up and a little bit about Naomi’s research in Australia. Some really cool pictures from Naomi’s trip also feature in the article. Pretty cool, if you ask me.