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  • 21 2018 February

    Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

    Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

  • 20 2018 February

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2069

    The latest Prog hits the comic shop shelves on 21st February. Time to take a little look at what’s inside....

  • 19 2018 February

    Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh

    Sunday 25th of February will be a special Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh in the heart of the city’s historic Old Town. A trio of Indy small press creators will be along between...

  • 19 2018 February

    Reviews: picking up the pieces – the return of Jigsaw

    Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

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A Tale of Two Titans

December 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Andrew Wilson kindly drops a line to let us know about the final meeting of the Edinburgh SF writers, scribes and general pen scratchers for 2005: You are cordially invited to join us at the Canon’s Gait basement on Thursday 15th December to witness a Mexican standoff of mythic proportions as Glaswegian literary gladiators prepare...

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Eccleston in Asia

December 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from yesterday’s Doctor Who story on BBC Breakfast News, the former Doc, Christopher Eccleston, is making reports on the same show for the rest of the week on how people in Asia are coping with the aftermath of last December’s Tsunami. Eccleston should be live in the studio on Friday morning for an...

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Golden Globes

December 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the 2006 Golden Globes have been announced. The awards, generally seen by movie insiders as a good indicator of how the Academy will vote on Oscar night, are lacking in SF&F entries this year, alas. However Johnny Depp has a nomination for Best Performance By An Actor in a Musical or Comedy...

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Who Christmas

December 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

BBC Breakfast news screened a brief clip from the Doctor Who Christmas Special episode this morning. The scene showed Rose’s mother and her on-off boyfriend Micky both stopping in their tracks as they hear a familiar sound (described in almost every Terrence Dicks’ Doctor Who novelistion in the old Target books as a ‘wheezing, groaning...

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KJ online

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author KJ Parker has been wowing readers and seems set to continue with a brand new series beginning in early 2006, Devices and Desires, the first part of the Engineer Trilogy (first book so a good chance for new readers to see what all the fuss has been about). My chum George at...

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Free Hosting at FPI

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

As you’ve probably noticed we’ve been making some serious changes in our main website recently; a lot of effort has gone in from the FPI online and the sales team into not only the site but expanding the features and offers available. As part of that, we are now about to offer free hosting on...

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Sad news

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The great Robert Sheckley, ill for some time now, passed away on Friday 9th, aged 77. Cheryl over on Emerald City has posted up a link to a brief obituary by the SWFA here; I’m sure there will be more and longer articles in the days to follow....

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Used TARDIS for sale

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

A miniature TARDIS used in the beloved Doctor Who series from the mid 60s right through to the opening sequence of Tom Baker’s long reign as our favourite Timelord is coming up for auction. What to buy for the Doctor Who fan who has everything! Still, if you can’t stretch to this auction, never mind,...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group January

December 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place in Henderson’s on Hanover Street on Tuesday 31st of January 2006. Following on from this month’s discussion of Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints and Madmen (which Jeff kindly contributed some observations on to enhance the discussion) the group is sticking with another contemporary...

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Best of the Year

December 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

It is that time when magazines and TV shows look back and pick highlights from the year as it approaches its end. Well, we are no exception at FPI and we’ve started our Best of Year feature over on our new site. There are personal picks from staff members covering books, graphic novels and merchandise...

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