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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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DC to help comic retailers in Gulf Coast

September 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC (the comics giant, not the home of federal government) has generously announced that it will do its best to offer assistance to fellow comic retailers caught up in the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina across southern Gulf States. “We are extremely concerned about the safety of these comics retailers and their families, and DC...

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Book Crossing in Edinburgh

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based author Debbie Miller (the artist formerly known as Miller Lau) is planning to use the technique of book crossing to give away some copies of her brand new fantasy, Swarmthief’s Dance, which is one of the Book Picks in the current FPI Magazine. Full details over on the Alien Online courtesey of Ariel....

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Jack Kirby Musuem goes live

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back we mentioned that the online Jack Kirby Museum was being prepared as both a tribute to one of comics’ most legendary and influential figures and a resource for readers to learn more about Jack. Well, I’m glad to say that the site has now gone live; it is early days and...

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Journey in the SF Blogosphere

August 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Kameron Hurley is currently guest-blogging for one of the FPI blog’s faves, Jeff VanderMeer, who is (or so rumours tell us) trying to build a model of Ambergris using only meringue and cream instead of writing, but so far his Evil Monkey has eaten most of his attempts (at least, he blames the Evil Monkey)....

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Film Festival winners

August 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

The winners have been announced for the 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival which closed last night. The bad news for SF fans is that Joss Whedon’s Serenity, which had been riding high in the daily polls for the Standard Life Audience Award (where those of us in the auditorium actually get to vote for eligible...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

August 27, 2005 | 1 Comments

Well, as we begin the final weekend of this year’s Film Fest here in Edinburgh I can say it has been another stand-out year for bringing excellent and varied movies to Festival goers. We’ve had films from first-time directors and return visits from well-beloved auteurs, from micro-budget indies from home and overseas to mainstream French...

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We need comics, lots of comics…

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

There are a whole slew of forthcoming titles to have a good browse through on the FPI Graphic Novels site this week: DC, Marvel and Image have all sent out their November lists and we’ve got them up and live for you. All three have good mixes; Marvel has Shanna the She Devil, volume 4...

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More Nova Scotia

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The redoubtable Sandy Auden was at Worldcon and tracked down Neil Williamson and Andrew J Wilson, editors of the excellent Nova Scotia anthology (which also has a tale in it by yesterday’s interviewee, Hal Duncan). The Alien Online has the scoop....

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Mini interview: Hal Duncan

August 17, 2005 | 1 Comments

In between consuming Bloody Marys, Glasgow-based Hal Duncan has been busy taking literary fiction, fantasy and mythology and then forcing them through a black hole to see what interesting new shapes come out. From some excellent short stories he has now arrived with a debut novel entitled Vellum which has been creating waves and whirlpools...

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Boldly going

August 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

You could have mistaken Edinburgh’s FPI branch on Southbridge for the Fringe headquarters of Starfleet Command on Monday afternoon, with the store filled with red, blue and gold uniforms of a very familiar design as we played host to a delightful Trek-themed signing event. As we mentioned a few posts back, the award-winning actress Bari...

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