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Devil You Know

February 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

Now reading an advance proof of Mike Carey’s debut prose novel, The Devil You Know, due form Orbit this April, which Mike himself discussed here several weeks ago. It is the first in a series...

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Shrieking

February 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Picking favourite reading out is always a difficult task – there are a lot of exceptionally good novels, comics and graphic novels coming our way each month. Of course, I’m going to pick one out...

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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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The Dresden Files

November 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

“Friday night, I went so see Bianca, the vampiress. I didn’t just leap out of bed and go and see her, of course. You don’t go walking into the proverbial lion’s den lightly. You start...

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New graphic novels

October 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

A double helping of graphic novel loveliness for you today with the Pre-orders live on our super, shiny new website from the good folks at Image Comics and Marvel. Both their new lists for January...

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Jump Tribe

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it isn’t the tale of a bunch of Van Halen fans – it is in fact a very groovy new series from the wonderfully deranged mind of Clive Barker. Clive has long been known...

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Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. These words used to send thrills down the spines of a generation of post-war kids every week. Imagine, cold, grey, post-war Britain – still in the grip of the...

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Cylon

June 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t resist buying one of these for myself – a wonderfully-detailed 12 inch Cylon warrior. Articulated joints, weapon accessories and that very shiny armour means he looks quite splendid on his stand. There’s also...

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Black Widow

May 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Black Widow: an especially venomous spider, the female of which eats the male after mating; an Alice Cooper song featuring Vincent Price praising the same arachnid; a beautiful and deadly Russian superspy from the...

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Angel Fire

April 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of a luscious little horror graphic novel from British independent publishers Shattered Frames. Angel Fire is the name of both the book and the new designer...

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