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  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

  • 18 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

    As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

  • 18 2018 January

    Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

    The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

  • 17 2018 January

    Space Precinct Reloaded – signing in FP Belfast!

    Gerry Anderson’s creations have entertained and delighted generations of kids, both his pioneering Supermarionation puppet shows and his live action sci-fi series, always with fabulous designs (that made oh such equally fabulous toys!). For many...

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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 this year, alas. However Johnny Depp has a nomination for Best Performance By An Actor in a Musical or Comedy...

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Who Christmas

December 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

BBC Breakfast news screened a brief clip from the Doctor Who Christmas Special episode this morning. The scene showed Rose’s mother and her on-off boyfriend Micky both stopping in their tracks as they hear a familiar sound (described in almost every Terrence Dicks’ Doctor Who novelistion in the old Target books as a ‘wheezing, groaning...

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KJ online

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author KJ Parker has been wowing readers and seems set to continue with a brand new series beginning in early 2006, Devices and Desires, the first part of the Engineer Trilogy (first book so a good chance for new readers to see what all the fuss has been about). My chum George at...

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Free Hosting at FPI

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

As you’ve probably noticed we’ve been making some serious changes in our main website recently; a lot of effort has gone in from the FPI online and the sales team into not only the site but expanding the features and offers available. As part of that, we are now about to offer free hosting on...

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Sad news

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The great Robert Sheckley, ill for some time now, passed away on Friday 9th, aged 77. Cheryl over on Emerald City has posted up a link to a brief obituary by the SWFA here; I’m sure there will be more and longer articles in the days to follow....

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Used TARDIS for sale

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

A miniature TARDIS used in the beloved Doctor Who series from the mid 60s right through to the opening sequence of Tom Baker’s long reign as our favourite Timelord is coming up for auction. What to buy for the Doctor Who fan who has everything! Still, if you can’t stretch to this auction, never mind,...

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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 and Madmen (which Jeff kindly contributed some observations on to enhance the discussion) the group is sticking with another contemporary...

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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 Year feature over on our new site. There are personal picks from staff members covering books, graphic novels and merchandise...

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Cakeyvoice has created a version of Shaun of the Dead using knitted plush dolls! How cool is this? It is available via flickr here (thanks to Boingboing for the tip)....

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Subscribe!

December 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Comics Journal – or TCJ to those in the know – has been produced by the Fantagraphics team (home to much Crumb and Los Bros Hernandez among many others) under the editorship of Gary Groth since 1976. Over the years TCJ has become pretty indispensable to serious comics fans – it has a mixture...

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