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SmartPop book ideas from 09/05/06 meeting

A former member
Post #: 29
At the dinner meeting on 9/5/06, we talked about the SmartPop series of essay anthologies analyzing pop culture, and took home copies of the SmartPop catalog, which contained sample essays from their anthologies about topics like The Matrix, Superman, Firefly, the Narnia books, and Harry Potter.

We came up with some ideas for SmartPop books we'd like to see; I plan to email the whole list to Glen Yeffeth, the managing editor, whom I met at WorldCon this year.

SmartPop likes to tackle subjects that have shown up in more than one kind of media (a comic book AND a movie AND a TV show, etc.); many of these qualify. I have stuck them in the category where, as far as I know, they appeared first. If I got it wrong, put a correction in a comment on this thread, please. Thanks!

Novels
Steve Alten's Megalodon books (Terry)
Piers Anthony's Xanth books (Val)
Robert Asprin's Myth books (Val)
Frank L. Baum's Oz books (Adam)
Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan books (Allison)
Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant books (Adam)
Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books (Shellie)
Harry Harrison's Deathworld books (Alan)
Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books (Allison)
Harry Harrison's Bill the Galactic Hero (Alan)
Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers (Terry)
Frank Herbert's Dune books (Shellie)
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books (Adam)
Hal Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus (Alan)
George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books (Adam)
Julian May's Pliocene Exile books (Patrick)
Anne McCaffrey's Pern books (Laura)
H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy books (Val)
Terry Pratchett's Diskworld books (Mark)
Spider Robinson's Callahan's books (Allison)
Robert Silverberg's Majipoor books (Val)
Dan Simmons' Hyperion books (Sean)
Sherry S. Tepper's collected works (Shellie)
Michellle Sagara West's Sunsword books (Shellie)

TV Shows
Arrested Development (Adam)
Babylon 5 (Sean)
Blackadder (Adam)
Cosmos (Adam)
Dr. Who (Adam)
Gilligan's Island (Adam)
He-Man & She-Ra (Rebecca)
Highlander (Adam)
Kim Possible (Katherine)
Power Puff Girls (Katherine)
The Prisoner (Val)
Ranma 1/2 (Terry)
Red Dwarf (Adam)
Sailor Moon (Adam)
Sex and the City (Katherine)
South Park (Mark)
Space 1999 (Val)
Thundercats (Rebecca)

Movies
Akira (Adam)
Alien/s series (Adam)
Dark City (Adam)
Gattaca (Adam)
Ghost in the Shell (Terry)
Blade Runner (Mark) (or an overview of Philip K. Dick films)
Terminator series (Shellie)

Comics
Batman (Adam)
Sin City (Sean)
Transmetropolitan (Allison)
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