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  • 22 2018 June

    Reviews: the Secret of Marrowbone

    The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G S├ínchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison My first movie at the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh...

  • 22 2018 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

    It’s Friday, so it must be time for Richard and Joe to round up the comic news from the week;...

  • 20 2018 June

    The Black Cat, The Snapper and the Gloomy Grin

    Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

  • 19 2018 June

    Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

    (Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team,...

  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

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Ken speaks

March 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Top Scottish SF author and blogger Ken MacLeod takes that oft-asked question at conventions and author signings “where do you get your ideas from?” and decides to run with it over on his blog The Early Days of a Better Nation (a title taken from the great Scots writer and artist Alasdair Gray), allowing those...

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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; Kay has essayed some serious acting roles in the past (I must say I am relieved since personally I have...

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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 Dark Horizons for the winners; details on the BFS site....

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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; when the Superman actor was paralysed in his terrible accident three years later Dana devoted herself to caring for him...

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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 Says feature on our SF&F book pages. Not content with giving readers a fascinating insight into The Snow, the forthcoming...

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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 that both excellent scribes get the full-on interview treatmen over on the SF ‘zine site The Matrix, with both making...

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DW in NYT

March 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

ICV2 reports that the new Doctor Who series, currently airing on the SciFi Channel in the USA, enjoyed a full-page article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, with positive comments throughout. Alas you need to subscribe to read the actual article on the NYT’s site, but great to see the new Who...

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Stardust

March 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Neil Gaiman has been talking a bit more about the movie adaptation of Stardust, adding a caveat that the information on Ain’t It Cool News isn’t necessarily completely accurate. He also mentions that he has a new short story collection, Fragile Things, due for publication next autumn – new writing from Neil, short or long...

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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 being re-defined, racial tensions and demands for racial equality are growing, the world sits on the atomic knife-edge of Mutually...

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