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Marvel’s Civil War on the radio

May 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

Talk of the Nation on National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday featured an article on Marvel Comics’ Civil War storyline, which parallels current tensions in the US (and other countries) over the balance between civil liberties,...

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Doug Rushkoff on Testament

May 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

You may recall a couple of weeks ago Douglas Rushkoff kindly agreed to share his thoughts on his forthcoming graphic novel (currently a series of comics from DC), Testament: Akedah. He’s been expanding on his...

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Gaiman on Rick Veitch

May 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

On a Neil-related theme he discusses reading a proof copy of Rick Veitch’s forthcoming Can’t Get No graphic novel, which I mentioned here a few weeks ago. Neil’s take is that it is certainly odd...

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What the Author Says – Joe Sanders

May 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Joe Sanders recently edited together a very interesting collection of papers on one of the finest comics series of recent history, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Okay, I am biased because that is one of my...

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Ishiguro on James Tait shortlist

May 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

The prize reputed to be the oldest literary award in the UK, the James Tait Black Memorial awards, has one of this year’s Arthur C Clarke nominees on the shortlist in the fiction category in...

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The Shuster winners 2006

May 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The winners of the Shuster awards for Canadians in comics were announced over the May holiday weekend (on which note, a belated happy Beltane to any Pagan readers) at the Toronto Comicon, as reported by...

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Trek at Worldcon – updated

May 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

Via the good offices of Cheryl at Emerald City comes this link to more in-depth details of the 40th anniversary Star Trek celebrations at Worldcon....

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Jewish anti-Semitic cartoon winner

April 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

A while back I blogged about some of the Israeli cartoonists from Dimona who decided to pre-empt the Iranian newspapers who had run a Holocaust cartoon competition in response to the Danish cartoons of the...

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Trek at Worldcon

April 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Cheryl reports on Emerald City of a rather nice 40th anniversary celebration for Star Trek. The original pilot was shown some 40 years ago at Worldcon (I didn’t know that) and now the show will...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group May

April 28, 2006 | 1 Comments

The May meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place on Tuesday the 30th, from 6 to 7pm in Henderson’s on Hanover Street in the city’s New Town. The book under discussion will...

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