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  • 28 2017 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

    Time once more for our weekly news and links round up: Thought Bubble has its annual comic art competition running (until Friday 28th July) with categories for adults and younger artists, so if you are...

  • 27 2017 April

    Leo Baxendale, comics legend

    It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

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Hugo

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from their formal announcement at the EasterCon, Emerald City’s Cheryl Morgan has very kindly sent us details of the eagerly anticipated Hugo awards official nominees. Rumours were circling in recent days concerning various authors, including writers we’re very keen on here – now some of those rumours are indeed fact, as you may all...

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Edinburgh offer

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

The FPI store on Edinburgh’s South Bridge has announced a one week special sale with a whole 20% off merchandise (such as our great range of toys, figures, statues etc) for one week only, from this Friday until Friday 1st April. As ever this offer excludes any items already on a special offer. The branch...

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Last chance for Crumb

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Folks, it’s the final weekend to take advantage of our super-generous 35% off offer on the Complete Crumb volumes, Crumb Coffee Table Book (that’s a book to put on the coffee table, not some Ikea book you get flat-packed and assemble into a table) and the Crumb Handbook!...

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Nova Scotia

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

More SF news of a Scottish flavour this week, via the good offices of Charlie Stross who told us Edinburgh publisher Mercat Press were putting together a collection. Vikki from Mercat told us that the book was in its early stages, but already it’s beginning to take shape and it looks quite exciting to me....

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SF in Oz

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the excellent Parish Plessis novels kindly pointed me in the direction of the Aurealis Awards website. Here her fellow Australian SF&F writers celebrate the finest writing in the genre. Alas, it can be quite some time before we see some of those authors being printed in the UK – some...

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Mythologies

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends at the award-winning Scottish independent publishers Canongate have been telling us a little of what sounds like a remarkable new series of books due later this year. The Myths will allow a wide variety of contemporary authors to re-interpret and re-tell some of the great tales of world mythology. Already I can hear...

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Dead By Dawn update

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s now less than a month to one of the best horror events of the year, the annual Dead by Dawn horror film festival in Edinburgh. Adele who works as tirelessly as any zombie in a Cornish mine (how’s that for an obscure horror reference?!) has announced more details about this year’s programme, including a...

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Hell House

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sirin in the Edinburgh FPI store is recommending a four-part mini series of horror comics called Hell House. Adapted by Ian Edginton with art by Simon Fraser it’s a wonderfully old-style haunted house tale, adapted with some care and love from the great Richard Matheson’s film screenplay. Matheson, as some of you may know, wrote...

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Church of Spider-Man

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not a strange new religion, but news coming out from the Hollywood Reporter and other Tinsel Town showbiz sources that Thomas Haden Church has been signed up by Sam Raimi to play the villain in the third Spider-Man movie (due 2007, so we’ve got a little while to wait, but hey there’s the Fantastic...

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March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus Online reports that the very talented new British fantasy writer Steph Swainston has won the William L Crawford award for her powerful and unusual debut novel The Year of Our War. It’s a very well-deserved piece of recognition for a very promising new author. In fact we’ve picked both the Year of our War...

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