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  • 24 2017 May

    Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

    Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

  • 23 2017 May

    Reviews: John Boyega in Woyzeck

    Woyzeck Old Vic, runs from 15th May to 24th June 2017 Spoilers. This is a raw, edgy tragedy; hauntingly beautiful and viscerally portrayed with adept brilliance. The performances had the audience roaring in laughter with...

  • 22 2017 May

    Reviews: Yo-ho-ho time – Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Salazar’s Revenge

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario The fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise...

  • 19 2017 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #112

    Yes, it’s that time of week again, so here are some news stories and links we spotted over the last few days, handily rounded up for your perusal: Sad news this week – 2000 AD...

  • 18 2017 May

    Reviews: shirt-shredding action with Luke Cage #1

    Luke Cage #1, David F Walker, Nelson Blake II, Marcio Menyz, Marvel (cover artwork by Rahzzah) Among this week’s new crop of releases was the first of a new Luke Cage series, by David F...

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Interzone

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The spring edition of Interzone (a pillar of the UK SF&F scene for many years) has a Q&A with author Ian R MacLeod who brought us the very unusual The Light Ages and his recent House of Storms (beckoning you from our book shelves as we speak, have a browse, go on). To say Ian’s...

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Sin City Reviewed

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Recently returned from the City Which Never Sleeps, my colleague Kenny shares his thoughts on the new Sin City movie which has just opened State-side (topping the US box office on it’s opening day on Friday, taking some $12 million – over twice the take of the second placed film, Beauty Shop): I was lucky...

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Quatermass

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

This Saturday the digital channel BBC Four is going to attempt to re-create one of the seminal tales of British SF, the Quatermass Experiment, widely held to be the first ever British TV SF. Created by Nigel Kneale, a TV writer-producer far ahead of his time, Quatermass is justifiably celebrated as one of the best...

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OZ SF

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following up from the recent information on the Australian SF awards that author Marianne de Pierres kindly sent us, I’ve had a very interesting follow up courtesy of Rowena, who is happy to give us a peek into the world of Australian SF&F (thanks, Rowena!). Marianne and Rowena will be appearing on one of the...

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Fragile

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

As some of you may be aware DC Comics has been printing English-language editions of some of the best European graphic novels in the Humanoids imprint. This week we received Stefano Raffaele’s Fragile: Love Never Dies in the Humanoids range. A post-apocalyptic world where the dead walk the earth may not sound like the most...

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Kaotica

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

If you’ll recall we had a story about a rock metal band recently which featured none other than top comics artist (and enthusiastic skins-basher we’re told) Simon Bisley. Well, my colleague Mike has just sent me this groovy flier for Kaotica’s first single, The Priest, due in May and, naturally, the Totally Metal artwork comes...

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Phoenix

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the Marvel character but the Phoenix Convention, or P-Con as it is known in fan circles. Padraig writes to tell us that the well-regarded P-Con III now has a website up with the first details of the next convention due in March 2006 in Dublin. The guest of honour will be Susanna Clarke,...

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Sin City premieres

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

The visually-astonishing Sin City movie had its official premiere in LA this week. Word of mouth from those lucky enough to see advance preview screenings is that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have delivered precisely what the trailers promised, a film which is not so much an adaptation of a graphic novel but the graphic...

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Who resigns

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF fans are in a state of surprise today after the BBC announced Christopher Eccleston is stepping down from Doctor Who after only one season in the role over fears of typecasting and a desire for new projects. Coming only days after a triumphant first episode which held some ten million viewers attention and drew...

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In the News

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble Edinburgh branch of Forbidden Planet International is featured today in the Edinburgh Evening News. They have an article on merchandise and tie-ins to accompany the slew of new SF&F films such as Star Wars and the new Doctor Who series. Naturally they turned to us as experts – and who is the handsome...

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