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  • 24 2017 October

    Reviews: Ann Leckie returns with Provenance

    Provenance, Ann Leckie, Orbit Books Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice seemed to come out of nowhere and conquered all before it, scooping the Arthur C Clarke, the Hugo and the Nebula awards among others, and for...

  • 23 2017 October

    Reviews: creepy tales for dark nights – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the...

  • 20 2017 October

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #134

    And yes, it is again Friday and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: It’s thirty years since Arnie’s...

  • 19 2017 October

    Reviews: end of days – Thor deals with Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Thor returns for his third solo adventure. As Surtur is planning the...

  • 19 2017 October

    Competitions: Win tickets to MCM London!!!

    The huge MCM London bash is coming up on 27th-29th of October, and we will have our usual stand there, where colelagues tell me we will also be selling some very special, exclusive items in...

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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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Comic Industry Hurricane Relief

September 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Michael Avon Oeming is the latest in a line of generous-hearted folk from the comics industry to step up and try to do something to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Speaking on the Pulse Michael explained what artwork he was donating: “One is the POWERS #1 COVER, drawn in 1998. This is the first...

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Betty Boop in Hooters

September 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it may sound like one of those copyright-dodgy 60s comix pornographic spoofs of a beloved old character, but actually its a report that cartoon pin-up gal Betty Boop has been signed up to the American chain Hooters, which my US chums tell me is some sort of gentlemen’s leisure club with attentive maid service....

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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 Austerity measures and with many cities still full of bombed-out sites from the devastation of World War Two. Then imagine...

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