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Who’s he?

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Beeb has confirmed the rumours of the last couple of week concerning the rather hasty replacement required for Chris Eccleston’s new Doctor – David Tennant will be the next actor to take on the...

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Humanoids

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may recall that I was singing the virtues of the frankly excellent Humanoids imprint recently – translations for some of the finest of European graphic novels by America’s DC Comics. Alas, new reached the...

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VanderMeer

April 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had a nice email from Jeff Vandermeer the other day – his utterly excellent collection City of Saints and Madmen is one of my book picks in our new FPI catalogue and I have...

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Strangehaven anniversary

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, hard to believe but this year marks the tenth anniversary of Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven. I was first put onto Strangehaven by a good friend and was hooked right away. Strange goings-on in what...

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New catalogue

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, folks, contain your excitement as the brand new quarterly catalogue arrives in the Forbidden Planet International stores! We have a stonking selection of new goodies for your delectation and delight. Okay, obviously I am...

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Niven and Pournelle honoured

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF giants and long-time collaborators Larry Niven and Doctor Jerry Pournelle have been honoured by the Heinlein Society. The panel has decided to award the pair the Robert A Heinlein Award “for outstanding published work...

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Albion

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hands up if you remember the Steel Claw? Robot Archie? The Spider? Unlike their American cousins, British comics only rarely featured full-on DC or Marvel-style superheroes. In fact when 2000 AD burst into the scene...

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Who’s in Edinburgh?

April 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Doctor Who Group will be presenting An Afternoon With Bernard Horsfall, star of numerous acting appearances including several Doctor Who roles (The Mind Robber, Planet of the Daleks, The War Games and the...

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Eisner tribute

April 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics news blog The Beat reports on attending a very touching memorial service for the great Will Eisner, hosted by DC Comics in an old synagogue very close to where Eisner grew up and which...

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Trek United

April 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin passed details on to me of the Trek United campaign, which some of you may already be aware of. Niall Mullins, the Irish national Co-ordinator for Trek United sent us information, links...

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