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  • 17 2017 October

    Reviews: the Canterville Ghost

    The Canterville Ghost, Directed by Syd MacCartney, Starring Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden, Cherie Lunghi, Leslie Phillips Based on the Oscar Wilde short story this ghostly tale stars Neve Campbell, Patrick Stewart,...

  • 13 2017 October

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #133

    And once more it’s that time of week again where we round up various news items and interesting links we’ve spotted over the last few days into one handy digest: Some great news from Bryan...

  • 12 2017 October

    Reviews: the Pilot of the Future returns – Dan Dare #1

    Dan Dare #1, Peter Milligan, Alberto Foche, Jordi Escuin Liorach, Simon Bowland Titan Comics (cover artwork by Chris Weston; Dan Dare created by Frank Hampson et al) It’s no secret to long-time readers that I’m...

  • 11 2017 October

    Reviews: The Broker

    The Broker Wayne Talbot, Ruairi Coleman, Brian Corcoran, Timothy Brown, Miriam Abuin I had some time to spare and was passing through Birmingham, going from New Street station to Moor St station, and I exited...

  • 10 2017 October

    Reviews: Graphic Science

    Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery, Darryl Cunningham, Myriad Editions Now here is one of 2017’s UK graphic novel releases that I’ve been eagerly awaiting. Quite a few years ago Darryl Cunningham was our cartoonist...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group

September 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place on Tuesday the 4th of October at 6pm in Henderson’s 94 Hanover Street (the very tasty wholefood and veggie restaurant/café) in the New Town. The book under discussion in October will be V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. This once...

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Media – confirmations and possibilities

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

SciFi Channel has confirmed a third season for the revamped (and quite excellent I think) Battlestar Galactica series. Last year saw an unusual event where we poor souls in the UK got to see the series well ahead of the US audiences. Alas this year things have reverted to type with US SciFi showing season...

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Ultimate Lost

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The leaked story that has been doing the rounds on the web comic forums and news spots like the Beat and Newsrama has been confirmed in USA Today with an article reporting that Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost has signed up to marvel. He is scripting Ultimate Wolverine Versus Hulk, a six...

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Rebellion

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our good chums over at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have been kind enough to supply us with Rebellion’s latest release schedule. It’s fuller than the League of Fatties’ meeting room on chocolate cake night, replete with the finest tales from 2000 AD comic and we have some excellent graphic novels for you going right up...

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Swimini Purpose

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

What do such diverse tales such as Reboot and Rogan Gosh have in common with MTV videos, pop art, some cool 2000AD covers and the new Mad Max movie? The answer is one of the top Brit artists (in a number of fields, both in comics and without) Brendan McCarthy. With Peter Milligan he co-created...

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SF Junkie

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I guess that’s a phrase that applies to a lot of us here. Richard Hawkins proudly admits to it; in fact he has gone as far as creating a new SF website, SciFi UK.com especially for the SF junkies among us (we’re not junkies, we could give it up any time we wanted, honest… It’s...

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Nova Scotia interview

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, I know we’ve been mentioning the Scottish SF anthology Nova Scotia a lot here, but, hey, it’s a damned fine anthology (see how this piece fits seamlessly with yesterday’s blog on graphic novel anthologies?!) of new and established writers, we love it, we chose it for the book picks in our very first FPI...

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New Anthology

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen some interesting collections recently on the comics anthology front. The big publishers such as DC have offered readers a chance to sample their imprints with the likes of the Vertigo First Taste collection while the good folks over at Fantagraphics have brought us diverse mixtures of old and new artists and writers with...

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Underworld

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The IDW graphic novels for December are now live on the Pre-orders section. Among them is an adaptation of the forthcoming movie Underworld Evolution, a sequel to the Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy vampire film, Underworld. I enjoyed the original in a basic way but considered it to be very much style over substance –...

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Bookcrossing in Edinburgh – the inside skinny

September 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh writer Deborah J Miller, author (under the name Miller Lau) of the excellent Last Clansman series (partly set in Edinburgh) celebrated the publication of her first novel with Tor Macmillan by going round the city recently and leaving copies of Swarmthief’s Dance (one of the SF book picks in the first issue of...

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