I’ve posted about a lot of fandoms on this blog, and if you’ve followed this far, you’re probably a member of at least a couple of them. But not every good speculative fiction story has a fandom. Some books never get the attention they deserve because they don’t have movies. Some books do get movies, but the movies are so bad that no one wants to read the books they were (loosely) based on. It’s hard to base an entire fandom on a one-shot, original movie that never got a sequel, no matter how good it was. Ditto for TV shows that get cancelled before their time, or never get broadcast outside their country of origin.
This month I will highlight some deserving works of art that, for whatever reason, don’t have widespread fandoms. The under-appreciated, under-advertised underdogs that have improved my life, even if they haven’t taken over Tumblr yet.
I’m also open to suggestions. If there’s a book, movie, or show that you like, but you feel like you’re a fandom of one, please comment about it, and I’ll try to dedicate a post to it. Only one rule: it has to be sci-fi or fantasy, or at least weird enough to be mistaken for one of those.
This is, after all, the month of Valentine’s Day! Seems like a fitting time to give some love to works that don’t get enough.