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  • 28 2017 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

    Time once more for our weekly news and links round up: Thought Bubble has its annual comic art competition running (until Friday 28th July) with categories for adults and younger artists, so if you are...

  • 27 2017 April

    Leo Baxendale, comics legend

    It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

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The Stross Factor

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus magazine’s online edition (print edition available from your friendly, local, neighbourhood FPI store) has an interesting article by Russell Letson on British author Charles Stross. If you’ve not come across Charlie’s work have a look at this as a primer. Charlie’s UK debut novel, Singularity Sky is out now in paperback and the sequel,...

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New Book News

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just found out via the news blog of the Alien Online that one of my favourite authors, Peter F Hamilton, has now handed in the finished manuscript to Judas Unchained, the sequel to the very fine Pandora’s Star (which is due in paperback this month). Running a little late, but since Peter has had a...

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Steve’s Comic Hot Picks

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, my esteemed colleague from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, Steve, presents you with his favourite comic picks for the week for your delictation, delight and pocket money. Joe Well, anyone unfortunate enough to have had the weather we’ve endured over the past few days if it was...

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when did we get musical, you may be asking? Well since we heard a rumour that the man pounding those skins...

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Worldcon

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl Morgan, one of the organisers of this summer’s Worldcon, Interaction, (as well as running her own very good reviews site, Emerald City)has dropped us a line to say the already-impressive list of guests from the world of science fiction and fantasy has been updated. We’re getting quite excited at this 63rd Worldcon happening in...

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“I am Iron Man”

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the old song, but the armoured superhero. My colleague Kevin pointed out the shiny, new Ultimate Iron Man #1 just in from Marvel and written by no less than Orson Scott Card, author of the classic SF series Prentice Alvin and Ender Saga (among others), with pencils by Andy Kubert. Marvel seem to...

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Half-Life 2 Sweeps BAFTA Games Awards

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Half-Life 2 swept the BAFTA games awards this week, taking no less than six awards including the coveted Best Game and, reflecting the modern broadband online experience Half-Life 2 also took the Best Online Game. The very fact that BAFTA now run a games category (this was the second ceremony) illustrates how film, TV, music...

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Illustrated Silverberg

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Steve in the Edinburgh FP shop brought a rather nifty-looking adaptation of the great Robert Silverberg’s The Seventh Shrine (issue one) which has just arrived in-store. Set after the events in the novel Valentine Pontifex this is a part of the Majipoor fantasy series. Valentine travels to an excavation of the ancient metamorph’s city of...

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March is Hellblazer Month at FP

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie adaptation of DC’s Vertigo title Hellblazer hits UK screens this month. Constantine looks like a highly enjoyable supernatural thriller and the advance word seems good (those who saw teasers at the San Diego Comic Con were impressed). The choice of Keanu Reeves to play (normally blond and Liverpudlian) John Constantine and the relocation...

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Charmed Series 2 Action Figures

March 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from New York Toy Fair are these fantastic images of series 2 of Charmed figures. We thought the first series was good but these look to be really outstanding with great likenesses of the characters as they appeared in the Season Six episode, Valhalley of the Dolls. These are nearly finished prototypes the finished...

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