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  • 24 2017 November

    Beaux livres for Christmas

    If you, like me, have a deep love for classic Eurocomics and for beautiful books, the months before Christmas often seem designed to burn a deep hole in your pocket, not to mention straining the...

  • 24 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #139

    Yes, it’s that time of week for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), our weekly, quick-hit round up of news and links spotted by Richard and Joe over the last few days: Loving the sound of this...

  • 23 2017 November

    Reviews: tick-tock, tick-tock as the Doomsday Clock arrives

    Doomsday Clock #1, Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, Rob Leigh DC Comics I must confess to a lot of ambivalent feelings approaching the start of this much-heralded series. I avoided the Before Watchmen comics...

  • 23 2017 November

    Happy birthday to our favourite Time Lord

    “I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. Just that. Just kind.” It’s November 23rd, 1963, and on a cold, dark, winter night in Britain, as people...

  • 22 2017 November

    Reviews: The Saddest Whale and Other Stories

    The Saddest Whale and Other Stories, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Here’s another review which I must apologise for being rather late in reviewing – I bought this from Steven at a local comic convention several...

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British Fantasy Awards

August 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ariel over on the Alien Online draws my attention to the fact that the British Fantasy Awards nominees have been posted, with the shortlist nominations as follows: Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award) Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Mark Chadbourn, The Queen of Sinister Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr...

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Favourites

August 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

City of Saints and Madmen scribe Jeffy VanderMeer managed to get free of Evil Monkey long enough to go into more detail on the reasons behind some of his selections in his list of favourite graphic novels on the FPI GN site’s Recommended section – well worth a look. I’m sure some readers will be...

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Romance

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Dark Horse graphic novels for December have just been posted on our pre-orders. As you’d expect from DH it is a nice mixture of titles, from Conan (with the fabulous P Craig Russell, no less) to Little Lulu, Star Wars to Samurai. And Romance. Oh yes, don’t forge the romance! Dark Horse are launching...

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Nova Scotia revisited

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a reading by some of the contributors in Mercat’s excellent new anthology of Scottish SF, Nova Scotia, last night in Edinburgh. It was a crowded audience there to see a great array of Scottish and Scottish-based writers and to enjoy listening to excerpts from what was our best-selling book...

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Smile Time

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

There aren’t many folk who could take their handsome, heroic leading man, turn him into a Sesame Street-style puppet and still have an incredibly cool slice of telefantasy on their hands. But when the show is Angel and the creator is Joss Whedon, these normal rules do not apply. The Smile Time episode was a...

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More awards

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the excitement over the Hugo awards I totally missed several others, so please excuse the tardiness in bringing these to you. The multi-talented Warren Ellis won a gong from the Sidewise Awards for Alternative History for the terrific Ministry of Space from Image. The Prometheus Awards given by the Libertarian Futurist Society picked the...

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Against Gravity

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Another Glasgow-based author, fresh from Worldcon, has been in touch – Gary Gibson, who has been suffering some problems with review copies of his latest – and eagerly anticipated by many of us who caught last year’s Angel Stations – book, Against Gravity, getting out before the convention. The esteemed Cheryl at Emerald City has...

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Holy Archives, Batman!

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

We just had word of a very special, while-stocks-last deal on three of DC’s very tasty Archive Edition volumes. If you’re not familiar with these, they are, like the Marvel Masterworks, gorgeous hardback collections of classic comics material, much of it from the Golden and Silver Ages. Much of the material in these volumes hasn’t...

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Urie signs

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some nice pictures courtesy of Neil and my colleagues in FPI Manchester (thanks, guys) who hosted the lovely Urie, creator of the intriguing, delightful and often disturbing Little Apple Dolls on Friday. Fans arrived at the Manchester store, with one girl travelling from Sheffield just to meet Urie. By all accounts everyone had a wonderful...

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Worldcon success

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin and his crew in the Glasgow FPI tell me that the FPI tables in the dealer room at Worldcon did very well with many attendees enjoying browsing and purchasing our many and splendid wares, from Daleks to books and graphic novels – thanks to those who dropped by the tables. Stand-outs for...

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