“Lost fin­ished with an episode pretty much uni­ver­sally loathed”

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en­tirely sure what it had over­taken…). Harry Pot­ter started a new trend by split­ting the last book into two films: Carry On Camp­ing and The Deathly Hal­lows Part 2. Peter Jack­son went one bet­ter by turn­ing The Hob­bit into three films then never quite fig­ur­ing out how to pad out the mid­dle one ( one page of script say­ing “Dwarves run from dragon” end­ing up as 20 min­utes of screen time).

Teen sci- fi nov­els were also stag­ing a cin­e­matic in­va­sion as The Hunger Games be­gat Diver­gent be­gat The Maze Run­ner. Else­where Troll Hunter and Chron­i­cle proved there was some­thing new you could do with found footage.

Lau­ren Beukes be­came the top­most of the lit­er­ary set, nab­bing the Arthur C Clarke award with the ex­tra­or­di­nary Zoo City ( turn­ing up to the cer­e­mony with a fake sloth draped over her shoul­ders helped en­sure cov­er­age by the bloggerati too). DC in­tro­duced The New 52 – a fancy name for yet an­other re­boot – and Marvel re­tal­i­ated with Marvel NOW!.

Oh, and Dis­ney bought Star Wars. But that’s a story for the fu­ture… Dave Golder

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