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Shiver me Timbers!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just to show he is as excited by cool action figure collectables as he is a good X-Men title, my colleague Steve offers this rum and cutlass choice for you: Neca have done it again,...

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The Stross Factor

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus magazine’s online edition (print edition available from your friendly, local, neighbourhood FPI store) has an interesting article by Russell Letson on British author Charles Stross. If you’ve not come across Charlie’s work have a...

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New Book News

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just found out via the news blog of the Alien Online that one of my favourite authors, Peter F Hamilton, has now handed in the finished manuscript to Judas Unchained, the sequel to the very...

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Steve’s Comic Hot Picks

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, my esteemed colleague from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, Steve, presents you with his favourite comic picks for the week for your delictation, delight and pocket money....

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when...

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Worldcon

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl Morgan, one of the organisers of this summer’s Worldcon, Interaction, (as well as running her own very good reviews site, Emerald City)has dropped us a line to say the already-impressive list of guests from...

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“I am Iron Man”

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the old song, but the armoured superhero. My colleague Kevin pointed out the shiny, new Ultimate Iron Man #1 just in from Marvel and written by no less than Orson Scott Card, author...

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Half-Life 2 Sweeps BAFTA Games Awards

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Half-Life 2 swept the BAFTA games awards this week, taking no less than six awards including the coveted Best Game and, reflecting the modern broadband online experience Half-Life 2 also took the Best Online Game....

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Illustrated Silverberg

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Steve in the Edinburgh FP shop brought a rather nifty-looking adaptation of the great Robert Silverberg’s The Seventh Shrine (issue one) which has just arrived in-store. Set after the events in the novel Valentine Pontifex...

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March is Hellblazer Month at FP

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie adaptation of DC’s Vertigo title Hellblazer hits UK screens this month. Constantine looks like a highly enjoyable supernatural thriller and the advance word seems good (those who saw teasers at the San Diego...

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