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  • 24 2017 August

    Reviews: life after humans – Sea of Rust

    Sea Of Rust C. Robert Cargill, Gollancz Mankind was dead, to begin with there is no doubt whatever about that. I paraphrase Charles Dickens there in his opening to that other great science fiction &...

  • 24 2017 August

    Reviews: Brilliant Brit Horror with a Humorous Bite – Eat Locals

    Eat Locals, Directed by Jason Flemyng, Starring Charlie Cox, Freema Agyeman, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran, Dexter Fletcher, Eve Myles, Vincent Reagan, Annette Crosbie, Bill Crook Every five decades or so the vampires of the UK...

  • 23 2017 August

    Reviews: “Come with me if you want to live” – Terminator 2 in 3D

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D, Directed by James Cameron, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick On August 29th it is Judgement Day: cinemas across our own private globe will show the 1990s classic...

  • 22 2017 August

    European Comics Festivals in September

    After the long half-sleep of the summer months, the comics world traditionally comes back to life in September, when the school year starts again, publishers of all kinds vie for the attention of the public,...

  • 21 2017 August

    Brian Aldiss, RIP

    Currently enjoying the energy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, happily wallowing in books and graphic novel events and creators, I was suddenly pulled out of that warm festival mood by the sad news that...

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Batman versus the Steel Claw

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Alas, no, it isn’t the title of a forthcoming graphic novel teaming up one of yesteryear’s classic British comic characters against the Caped Crusader. However, it is my way of telling you that we have picked a couple of rather choice graphic novels from our new site for a special offer this coming week in...

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Hellblazer comes to Glasgow

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from earlier reports in the Scottish press that celebrated crime novelist Denise Mina would be the latest writer from Glasgow to become a comic writer, Newsrama has an interview with Denise, who made quite an impact with Garnethill back in the late 90s and has built quite a reputation since. She will be...

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The Flog Blog

June 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of my favourite indie publishers, the excellent Fantagraphics, have started their own Fantagraphics blog, which they have promptly dubbed the ‘Flog’. The owners Gary Groth and Kim Thompson will be making regular entries on all things to do with comics, no doubt with some special focus and insights into Fanta’s range. Their marketing dude...

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Newsletter from the Tert

June 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the ridiculously cool novels featuring the ass-kicking, Australian heroine Parrish Plessis, has been in touch to let readers know she has now set up a newsletter to let fans keep up with the latest from Down Under. Log on to Marianne’s site to subscribe. Marianne’s latest release, Crash Deluxe, which...

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Senses

June 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve just added a very interesting new title to the graphic novels web site: Sense – A Sequential Art Anthology. The nice people at Top Shelf have produced this unusual title which comprises material written and drawn by students and faculty members of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Basically it is a showcase...

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The Harvey Awards

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apologies for being a few days late in bringing you all the results of the annual Harvey Awards, one of the pre-eminent awards in all of Comicdom, which were announced a few days ago. Big congratulations to all of those who won –and I just know that a certain person in FPI’s own buying team...

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New Look

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tireless SF promoter, reviewer, Worldcon organiser, part-time juggler, occassional superheroine (Fantasy Femme – the protector of Geeks and all things SF&F) and good chum of FPI’s, Cheryl Morgan has just completed a rather tasty overhaul and redesign of the excellent Emerald City site. You can follow the Yellow Brick Road (the actual road and not...

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Unplugged

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Spotted a very interesting new blog run jointly by a number of authors in a news article by Ariel over on the Alien Online. Storyteller’s Unplugged is a co-operative blog by authors, editors and booksellers involved in the horror genre and the darker end of the fantasy worlds, with each person taking turns to post....

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Who Three

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

News from the BBC confirming that the excellent new Doctor Who series has been granted a third season even before shooting begins on the second. This Saturday’s episode is the final one of this first season and sees a fanboy’s dream come true with masses of Daleks on the loose. Actor David Tennant who takes...

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Cylon

June 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t resist buying one of these for myself – a wonderfully-detailed 12 inch Cylon warrior. Articulated joints, weapon accessories and that very shiny armour means he looks quite splendid on his stand. There’s also an Apollo figure from the original Battlestar Galactica series, endorsed by Richard Hatch himself. They’re available now and I think...

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