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Best movie adaptations

May 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Guardian has just posted the top fifty films adapted from books chosen by their panel. Speaking as a book person and also a big, ‘ole cinephile there are some fine choices in there –...

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This week’s Who previewed

May 4, 2006 | 0 Comments

SFX has a (gneerally spoiler free) preview of this weekend’s Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace, which promises a clash between the 18th and 51st centuries and even a possible romance for the...

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Cyber gallery

May 4, 2006 | 0 Comments

The BBC has posted a small gallery looking at the changing appearance of the Cybermen through the decades of Doctor Who in advance of the return of the remorseless cyborg nasties in the new season....

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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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Brainchild

April 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

Scott at Omnibucket points me in the direction of their site where you can check out a very limited run of a horror anthology entitled Brainchild. It is a delightfully macabre illustrated collection of short...

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V on film

March 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

I’ll warn you right from the start this posting has some potential spoilers in it, especially if you are not familiar with the original graphic novel or would rather see the film with no prior...

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Fantagraphics July

March 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

The small but perfectly formed comics publisher we call Fantagraphics has just announced their latest batch of releases, due for this summer. As ever with Fanta it is quite a diverse range of independent comics....

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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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World Book Day

March 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Today is the day the UK celebrates World Book Day, where booksellers, librarians, writers and teachers try to raise awareness of writing and reading, two of the most basic yet astonishing skills a person ever...

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New Emerald City

February 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

The irrepressible Cheryl once more dons her top hat to act as ringmaster to the grand circus of SF&F – in other words the new issue (#126) of Emerald City’s ‘zine is now available....

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