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Peter Kay in new Who

March 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

Comedian Peter Kay has a role in this spring’s new Doctor Who series after writing a fan letter to Russel T Davies! Despite his comic credentials it will be a straight role it was confirmed;...

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The British Fantasy Society is celebrating its 35th anniversary (happy birthday!) with a short story competition, with guest judges including Chaz Brenchley, Stephen Gallagher and Christopher Fowler with monetary prizes and publication in the excellent...

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Dana Reeve

March 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

The BBC carries the sad news that Dana Reeve, actress, singer and widow of the late Superman star Christopher Reeve has passed away after a fight against lung cancer. The couple were married in 1992;...

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What the author says – Adam Roberts

March 7, 2006 | 1 Comments

The most excellent Adam Roberts, one of the most erudite of the contemporary Brit SF writers, is the latest author to add some of his personal insights into his works in the What The Author...

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Carey and Duncan enter the Matrix

March 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

No, I don’t mean Mike Carey and Hal Duncan are getting garbed in tight, black leather and cool shades to fight an evil artificial intelligence (although the tight black leather may be a possibility), rather...

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The Tiptree Award

March 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Cheryl over at Emerald City reports that this year’s Tiptree Award has been announced, with the always-excellent Geoff Ryman winning for Air – nice one, Geoff!...

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Planet of the Apes

March 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

The 1960s, a time of feverish experimentation in almost all areas of human life: the sexual revolution is going on, new drugs are being taken for recreation, censorship is being pushed back, gender roles are...

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Conflux art

March 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Trevor Stafford of Australian convention Conflux writes to tell us details of an exciting major art show attached to Conflux for SF, Fantasy, Horror, comic and manga artists: Entries are now open for the new...

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Read Potter, go to Hell

March 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s top exorcist, Reverend Gabriele Amorth has condemned JK Rowling’s incredibly successful Harry Potter novels for leading children to the Devil: “By reading Harry Potter, a young child will be drawn into magic and...

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Wallace and Gromit and Oscar

March 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Hurrah for Aardman Animation: Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were Rabbit walked off with fresh Oscar glory last night at the Academy Awards as they took the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It...

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