Thursday 1 July 2010

Halfway Through 2010: Three Things to Rule Them All

So there we have it. Three things to rule them all: a book, a movie and a video game. The Passage, Shutter Island and Red Dead Redemption.

Clear winners, in each case, but in all three mediums, it was a very close race for the runners-up. It's been a hell of a year, I think. Perhaps I simply hadn't noticed the breadth and depth of speculative fiction in literature, cinema and gaming before I launched this blog and turned a critical eye to the genre in all its forms, but I don't think so. 2010 has been a banner year for our favourite mode of storytelling, full of breakthroughs, surprises, huge hype, increasing mainstream acceptance and yes, disappointments.

But it's not over yet. Today, I'm got to let the three winners of Halfway Through 2010 sink in; allow them a moment to revel in their victory. I'm sure Justin Cronin, Martin Scorsese and Rockstar San Diego will be chuffed to bits to have made such an impression. They all read the blog, right? ;)

If you haven't yet experienced this triumphant trio, I'd urge you to do so, immediately. Tomorrow, however, I'm going to turn my attention to the remainder of the year to come. What books, movies and games am I most looking forward to?

Stay tuned, ladies and gents. Tomorrow, it's all about tomorrow...


  1. just wait for Inception...

  2. and Halo: Reach

  3. This almost happens in every competition that in runner up it's become very difficult to choose best in them. Because all of them are of equal level.