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The Aurealis Awards 2005 Shortlist

December 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the excellent Parrish Plessis novels (the most recent of which, Crash Deluxe, is one of my picks in our Best of the Year feature) kindly drops me an email detailing...

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Ghibli does Le Guin

December 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Studio Ghibli have announced that their next animated feature (due in Japan next summer) will be Gedo Senki/ Gedo War History according to Ghibli Online. It is an adaptation of the first part of one...

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Wtichblade bound for big screen

December 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top Cow’s Witchblade comic is set to make the leap to the big screen with not one but two films next year, being shot back to back in China. Top Cow Productions will be producing...

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Golden Globes

December 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the 2006 Golden Globes have been announced. The awards, generally seen by movie insiders as a good indicator of how the Academy will vote on Oscar night, are lacking in SF&F entries...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group January

December 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place in Henderson’s on Hanover Street on Tuesday 31st of January 2006. Following on from this month’s discussion of Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints...

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Best of the Year

December 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

It is that time when magazines and TV shows look back and pick highlights from the year as it approaches its end. Well, we are no exception at FPI and we’ve started our Best of...

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Jonathan Strange

November 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Crooked Timber has a fascinating, multiple-perspective analysis of Susanah Clarke’s fantastic debut novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which I commend to anyone who has read this fascinating and richly detailed book. It is also...

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Indy comics, Indy music

November 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned Image’s Belle and Sebastian graphic novel anthology by a number of Indy comics creators coming in the New year. Well, we decided this was so darned cool that we...

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Morgan signs new book deal

November 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

SciFi Wire reports that one of my favourite writers, Richard Morgan, has signed a five-book deal with Del Rey in the US. Richard powered his way into the UK scene with his violent noir-esque debut,...

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Behind the scenes at the Museum

November 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our beloved comics genre continues, slowly, to gain more serious artistic credibility (Absolute Watchman was reviewed recently in the NY Times). Two museums in Los Angeles are now holding exhibitions of the comic book art,...

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