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The Old Guard (2020) directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Double World (2020) directed by Teddy Chan

Freaks: You're One Of Us (2020) directed by Felix Binder

Venom (2018) directed by Ruben Fleischer

The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia (2017) directed by Yuen Woo-Ping

Beauty And The Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon

Elysium (2013) directed by Neill Blomkamp

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) directed by J.J. Abrams

Beautiful Creatures (2013) directed by Richard LaGravenese

Warm Bodies (2013) directed by Jonathan Levine

The Hunger Games (2012) directed by Gary Ross

Brave (2012) directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) directed by David Yates

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) directed by Joe Johnston

Alice In Wonderland (2010) directed by Tim Burton

Eclipse (2010) directed by David Slade

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) directed by David Yates

Iron Man 2 (2010) directed by Jon Favreau

The Road (2009) directed by John Hillcoat

The Secret Of Moonacre (2009) directed by Gabor Csupo

Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron

Star Trek (2009) directed by J.J. Abrams

Surrogates (2009) directed by Jonathan Mostow

Planet 51 (2009) directed by Jorge Blanco

Doghouse (2009) directed by Jake West

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) directed by Andrew Adamson

The Colour of Magic (2008) directed by Vadim Jean

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008) directed by David Fincher

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Blindness (2008) directed by Fernando Meirelles

Hancock (2008) directed by Peter Berg

Transformers (2007) directed by Michael Bay

Beowulf (2007) directed by Robert Zemeckis

Stardust (2007) directed by Matthew Vaughn

Perfect Creature (2007) directed by Glenn Standring

Bridge To Terabithia (2007) directed by Gabor Csupo

Shrek The Third (2007) directed by Chris Miller

The Golden Compass (2007) directed by Chris Weitz

Iron Man (2007) directed by Jon Favreau

Superman Returns (2006) directed by Bryan Singer

Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children (2006) directed by Tetsuya Nomura

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Hogfather (2006) directed by Vadim Jean

Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of the Sith (2005) directed by George Lucas

Beowulf and Grendel (2005) directed by Sturla Gunnarsson

Serenity (2005) directed by Joss Whedon

The Brothers Grimm (2005) directed by Terry Gilliam

Night Watch (2005) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) directed by Mike Newell

The Island (2005) directed by Michael Bay

Constantine (2005) directed by Francis Lawrence

Primer (2005) directed by Shane Carruth

Spider-Man 2 (2004) directed by Sam Raimi

I, Robot (2004) directed by Alex Proyas

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hellboy (2004) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) directed by Alfonso Cuaron

The Stepford Wives (2004) directed by Frank Oz

The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer

Minority Report (2002) directed by Steven Spielberg

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) directed by George Lucas

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) directed by Stuart Baird

Reign of Fire (2002) directed by Rob Bowman

The Others (2001) directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Pitch Black (2000) directed by David Twohy

The 6th Day (2000) directed by Roger Spottiswoode

Sleepy Hollow (1999) directed by Tim Burton

Merlin (1998) directed by Steve Barron

Starship Troopers (1997) directed by Paul Verhoeven

Men In Black (1997) directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Independence Day (1996) directed by Roland Emmerich

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) directed by Robert Rodriguez

Waterworld (1995) directed by Kevin Reynolds

Stargate (1994) directed by Roland Emmerich

The Mask (1994) directed by Charles Russel

Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Army Of Darkness: The Medieval Dead (1993) directed by Sam Raimi

Labyrinth (1986) directed by Jim Henson

Enemy Mine (1985) directed by Wolfgang Peterson

Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Doors Of Sleep by Tim Pratt (2021)

To End All Wars by David Tallerman (2020)

A Dream So Dark by L. L. McKinney (2019)

Prisoner Of The Crown by Jeffe Kennedy (2018)

Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic To Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle (2018)

How To Live Plastic Free by Luca Bonaccorsi, Richard Harrington, and Clare Fischer (2018)

A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney (2018)

Sidney's Escape by Nirina Stone (2018)

Storm In A Teacup by Helen Czerski (2017)

Inheritors Of The Earth by Chris D. Thomas (2017)

Defender by G. X. Todd (2017)

Petra by Nirina Stone (2017)

Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell (2016)

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell (2016)

Abducted by Evangeline Anderson (2016)

Future Arctic by Edward Struzik (2015)

The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by K. J. Charles (2015)

The Upside Of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (2015)

Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)

Eidolon by Grace Draven (2015)

Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (2015)

The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris (2014)

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (2014)

Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)

Entreat Me by Grace Draven (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

Scatter, Adapt, And Remember by Annalee Newitz (2013)

Saga: Volume Two by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2013)

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

Cobweb Forest by Vera Nazarian (2013)

Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian (2013)

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)

Saga: Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2012)

Magic: An Anthology Of The Esoteric And Arcane by Jonathan Oliver (2012)

iZombie: Six Feet Under And Rising by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2012)

Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)

Last Days by Adam Nevill (2012)

Entanglement by Douglas Thompson (2012)

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

How To Think Like A Neandertal by Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge (2012)

Fairest: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

Rainbird by Rabia Gale (2012)

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (2012)

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)

On A Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (2012)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez (2012)

Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's Story by Anne Rice and Ashley Marie Witter (2012)

Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley (2012)

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)

The Nine Deaths Of Doctor Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert (2012)

Blood And Feathers by Lou Morgan (2012)

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (2012)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (2012)

A Town Called Pandemonium by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (2012)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

Soulless: The Manga: Volume Two by Gail Carriger and Rem (2012)

Super Crooks: The Heist by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (2012)

Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds by Paul Finch (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (2012)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)

Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (2012)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)

The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey (2011)

The Butterfly Man And Other Stories by Paul Kane (2011)

The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)

Master Of The House Of Darts by Aliette De Bodard (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

The Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer and S. J. Chambers (2011)

Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)

Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)

Chasing The Moon by A. Lee Martinez (2011)

The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2011)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

Hateful Heart by Sam Stone (2011)

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2011)

Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)

Apoidea by Douglas Thompson (2011)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)

Feather by David Rix (2011)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

iZombie: Dead To The World by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2011)

Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (2011)

Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese (2011)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 21 by Stephen Jones (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (2010)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? by Robin Dunbar (2010)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell (2010)

Damage Time by Colin Harvey (2010)

Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

End Times by Rio Youers (2010)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Master Of Crows by Grace Draven (2009)

Pretty Little Things To Fill Up The Void by Simon Logan (2008)

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2008)

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)

Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (2007)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

Traitor to the Blood by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

John Constantine, Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross by Mike Carey (2006)

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop (2005)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (2005)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2005)

Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague? by Alan P. Zelicoff and Michael Bellomo (2005)

Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)

The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (2004)

Thief of Lives by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2004)

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)

Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

Dhampir by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2003)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)

The Science of Harry Potter : How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield (2002)

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)

The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000)

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (2000)

Witch Child by Celia Rees (2000)

Salt by Adam Roberts (2000)

Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop (1999)

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (1999)

The Still by David Feintuch (1998)

Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling (1997)

Otherland : City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams (1996)

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (1996)

Raising the Stones by Sheri S. Tepper (1990)

Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter (1987)

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (1980)

Morlock Night by K. W. Jeter (1979)

Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1973)

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick (1964)

The Rest Of The Robots by Isaac Asimov (1964)

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard (1962)

A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (1959)

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1959)

The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov (1955)

Destination: Universe! by A. E. van Vogt (1953)

Away And Beyond by A. E. van Vogt (1952)

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