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  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: may the Force be with us – The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Hughes, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us...

  • 12 2017 December

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – here’s the 2000AD Christmas Prog….

    Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill power available right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: The Curios of the Paper Moon

    The Curios of the Paper Moon, Kat Hall, One Little Apple Kat Hall’s charming fantasy The Curios of Paper Moon is available as a regularly updated webcomic, but I must confess I hadn’t come across it...

  • 08 2017 December

    Reviews: Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out, Directed by Chris Peckover, Starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen In a quiet suburban house two parents are going to their annual Christmas party, leaving...

  • 08 2017 December

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #141

    Yes, it’s Friday again and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) column, where Richard and Joe round up some of the news and links spotted over the last few days and...

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Interzone 200

October 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hard to believe, but Interzone, one of the pillars of the SF community, has reached the magic 200th issue. Andy Cox, who took over from Dave Pringle and has been revamping the journal and updating has been steering Interzone and also the excellent The Third Alternative with great success. Slicker and neater looking than before...

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Arthur Suydam in Spain

October 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

The 16th Annual Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Encounter with Comics in San Sebastian, Spain is coming up at the end of this week (it runs from October 29th-November 5th) – it’s been a very well known horror/SF movie fest on the European circuit for some time and, as the title indicates, it also...

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New Asterix

October 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

The first new Asterix album in many years has been hitting the shelves: Asterix and the Falling Sky. And apparently our diminutive hero has a little political edge to him this time round, with Uderzo taking some potshots at cultural imperialism and the dilution of French culture from outside sources. So we have our plucky...

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Silverberg’s Majipoor in graphic novels

October 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from their first run in comics comes a collection from the Majipoor universe of one of our most acclaimed SF&F authors, Robert Silverberg. The Seventh Shrine is as much detective story as it is fantasy, designed so those who haven’t read Silverberg’s novels can still find their feet easily (easily being a relative...

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New graphic novels

October 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

A double helping of graphic novel loveliness for you today with the Pre-orders live on our super, shiny new website from the good folks at Image Comics and Marvel. Both their new lists for January are up for your perusal and its a good mix. The House of Ideas has some more of the mega-event...

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Watchmen one of the hundred greatest novels

October 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The October 24th issue of the internationally-respected Time magazine has an article by their literary critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, listing their version of the top one hundred English-language novels from 1923 to the present day. Well, I think most book lovers have seen plenty of ‘best ever novel’ lists in the last ten...

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Maximum 4 Mosley

October 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Walter Mosley, the internationally best-selling crime novelist (and long-time comics fan) is apparently the inspiration behind the incredibly tasty Fantastic Four Maximum Edition coming from Marvel this November. Mosley said that he had the idea for the blown-up images because when he was a child reading comics he would try to get as close as...

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The Wizard of Oz

October 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the FPI blog’s favourite makkars, Jeff VanderMeer, has some delightful posts up on his VanderWorld blog detailing his excursion to the Land Down Under where he signed books, engaged in learned literary debate and writer’s workshops, so called because in the olde days unscrupulous publishers used to lock young writers into rooms in...

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Bond

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from yesterday’s speculation the new James Bond has been announced and – no real surprise – it is indeed Daniel Craig who will be the next holder of the double-O license to kill. Shooting on the Paul Haggis-scripted Casino Royale begins in January and promises to take us back to the books with...

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Jump Tribe

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it isn’t the tale of a bunch of Van Halen fans – it is in fact a very groovy new series from the wonderfully deranged mind of Clive Barker. Clive has long been known as the king of alternative horror – his books took a tired, often cliché-ridden genre and gave them a kick...

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