City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (fantasy, 2014)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (dystopian YA, 2011)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (historical fantasy, 2013)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (fantasy YA, 2008)
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin (epic fantasy, 2012)
Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey (alternate history epic fantasy, 2001)
The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay (historical fantasy, 1995)
Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant (zombie political thriller, 2010)
October Daye series by Seanan McGuire (urban fantasy, 2009)
Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (post-apocalyptic scifi, 2009)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (fantasy YA, 2012)
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay (historical fantasy, 1990)
Web serials/books:
Scryer’s Gulch by MeiLin Miranda (fantasy western)
Thalia’s Musings by Amethyst Marie (Greek mythology comedy)
Worm by wildbow (superhero) 
TV shows:
Avatar: The Last Airbender (fantasy, 2005-2008)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (urban fantasy, 1997-2003)
Doctor Who (scifi, 2005-present)
Firefly (scifi western, 2002)
Legend of Korra (steampunk fantasy, 2012-2014)
Orphan Black (scifi thriller, 2013-present)
Baccano! and Durarara!! (1930s historical fantasy, 2007 and urban fantasy, 2010 respectively)
Fullmetal Alchemist (steampunk fantasy, 2003)
Kino’s Journey (parable/fantasy, 2003)
Psycho-Pass (sci-fi dystopia, 2012-2014)
Web series:
Angel of Death (action thriller, 2009)
Dragon Age: Redemption (fantasy, 2011)
The Guild (gaming comedy, 2007-2013)
Avengers (superhero, 2012)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (supervillian comedy, 2008)
Inception (scifi, 2010)
The Man from Earth (scifi, 2007)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (historical comedy, 1975)
Spirited Away (fantasy, 2001)
Fables (fantasy, 2002-present)
The Sandman (fantasy, 1989-1996)
Web comics:
Girl Genius (steampunk/gaslamp fantasy, 2001-present)
Gunnerkrigg Court (urban fantasy/scifi, 2005-present)
Dragon Age: Origins (fantasy RPG, 2009)
Dragon Age 2 (fantasy RGP/action, 2011)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (fantasy RPG, 2014)
Mass Effect trilogy (scifi RPG/action, 2007-2012) 
Portal 2 (scifi puzzle, 2011)
Science/Academia-themed stuff:
PHD Comics

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