Here are some good things I discovered in 2016.
Mistborn Series By Brandon Sanderson
This is a great series. The first trilogy subverts many fantasy tropes by starting a thousand years after the evil ruler took over the kingdom. The setting is a dark and gloomy fantasy dystopian. I really loved the characters, the humor, and the spiritual musings.
The sequel series is set about 300 years afterward, so it’s in the Wild West era, complete with a train robbery and even more funny characters.
A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes
This is one I’d wanted to read for a while. It’s the first of a Christian dystopian trilogy set in a world where everyone, save the main character, knows exactly when they’re going to die.
Jupiter Winds by C.J. Darlington
Another Christian dystopian with space travel and extinct animals. The story’s setting was quite interesting.
Space Drifters by Paul Regnier
A very humorous space opera about the misadventures of a starship captain and his motley crew, some of which aren’t technically his crew.
TV and Movies
Star Wars Rebels
I’m still a big fan of Star Wars, and this show is entertaining, though not as political as The Clone Wars.
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Though the plot line of kids who fly around in giant alien mechas might seem a bit weird, it has good characters, pretty animation, and aliens. By now, you should know I’m a sucker for alien stories.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin
An author who writes a first person story about an assassin gets kidnapped after he’s mistaken for a legendary assassin called the Ghost. This is a hilarious must for anyone who writes or has family who writes.
Captain America: Civil War
This one is pretty good and a bit more original than the average superhero movie.
In other news, I’ve been doing some drawing. Here’s a picture I did of Savora.
And here’s a warhound, Fury, running.