During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper (1965-77): A brilliant kids book. This is the fifth and final in a truly fabulous series called The Dark Is Rising Sequence. It’s set in Britain, about the struggle between Light and Dark. When I first read the series, I read it out of order, with Silver on the Tree first. Oops. It totally drew me in and I just had to read the others.
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (1977): Classic fantasy that was lots of fun to read. Apparently it took the author seven years to write.
Star Trek (1966-69): I have to say that the original Star Trek is my favourite. There’s something about the dynamics between Kirk, Spock and Bones, and I loved the themes they explored, which were particularly challenging considering the time the series was made. (click for one of my favourite episodes)
Serenity (2005): Awesome movie full of great characters, brilliant dialogue and so much coolness.
Shaun of the Dead (2004): best zombie movie ever
(1977): Gotta love space opera adventure. And Hans Solo was to swoon
over. Looking forward to seeing what Disney does to the franchise.
Shadowrun (1989): a pen and paper roll playing game (RPG), similar to Dungeons and Dragons, only better. It had elements of both scifi and fantasy and was loads of geeky fun.
Which 'original' do you like best of all? What other 'S' picks can you think of?