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  • 23 2018 May

    Reviews: The Grey Bastards

    The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

  • 23 2018 May

    Small Press Day is coming!

    Small Press Day returns to numerous locations throughtout the UK and Ireland on Saturday 7th of July. We’ve had a blast at previous events, celebrating some great local Indy comickers, and again some of our...

  • 22 2018 May

    FP Hanley relaunch this weekend!

    Stoke area peeps, our store in Hanley has been undergoing a refit and upgrade, and will be having a relaunch to celebrate their new, improved swankiness this weekend, with special offers and prizes and other...

  • 22 2018 May

    Reviews: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – Solo

    Solo: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany It’s the origin story from the Galaxy far, far...

  • 21 2018 May

    Competitions: win some chilling viewing with Insidious the Last Key

    The latest entry in James Wan and Oren Peli’s delightfully creepy Insidious series of horror movies, The Last Key, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, so you can scare your pants off in the...

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The Arthur C Clarke Award

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the BSFA nominations last week comes the other main UK SF literary prize shortlist, the Arthur C Clarke Awards (or should we say, Sir Arthur?). As is often the case there is a fair bit of crossover with the nominees on the BSFAs, although Cheryl over on Emerald City is...

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Dead By Dawn 2006

January 30, 2006 | 1 Comments

Adele at the famous Edinburgh Filmhouse, home to the even more famous Dead By Dawn horror film festival writes to let us know about this spring’s gorefest: “Passes for Dead by Dawn go on sale on February 1st at noon and Filmhouse box office can be contacted directly on 0131 228 2688. A separate email...

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Cloud Atlas at the book group

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

A quick reminder that the first meeting for 2006 of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place next week on Tuesday 31st of January from 6 to 7pm. The book under discussion will be David Mitchell’s Booker-nominated Cloud Atlas. The Book Group’s new home is in Henderson’s wholefood and vegetarian restaurant on Hanover Street...

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The Voss Bender Memorial Post Office

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Top scribe and scourge of wild pigs throughout Florida, Jeff VanderMeer has just posted up on his blog and emailed to a number of chums his latest cunning masterplan to help promote his works. Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that Jeff (and his other half, Ann) works very hard at raising...

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Wedding bells

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Wedding bells are sounding in the Marvel universe for the Black Panther and the X-Men’s Storm. According to a recent Marvel press conference. the build up to this event begins in the new six-issue Storm mini series and will continue in Black Panther from issue #14, culminating in nuptials in July with Black Panther #18...

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So GLAAD

January 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

Award nominations season continues unabated (soon we expect the awards nominations for the best awards nominations), but here we have one with a difference, the GLAAD Awards, or Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards. The full list is over on Variety and goes on at considerable length (I started worrying when it had nominations...

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Mark Chadbourn’s new comics

January 26, 2006 | 1 Comments

As we mentioned the other day, bestselling fantasy novelist Mark Chadbourn joins the likes of Orson Scott Card and Richard Morgan in taking on the world of comics as well as prose novels. In Mark’s case he is now involved in creating – along with excellent artist Bo Hampton – work for Image Comics based...

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Xena returns to comics

January 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rejoice my fellow lovers of mighty warrior princesses for the wonderful Xena is returning to comics! Details are almost non-existent at the moment, so we have no idea who the writer or artist will be, the format of the series or the likely publication, but Dynamite Entertainment has forged a deal with (the snappily named)...

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Art School Confidential

January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Dan Clowes and Terry Zwigoff’s Art School Confidential adaptation (from material originally in Eightball I believe) has aired at the Sundance film festival, although reception was mixed according to trade paper Variety. Personally I wouldn’t put a lot of stock in Variety’s opinion as I’m not sure they would have the cultural knowledge to ‘get’...

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Austalian SF

January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Jonathan reports that the Australian Science Fiction Awards – more normally referred to as the Ditmars – have opened this year’s nominations process. The 2006 awards will be presented at Conjure on April 15th, while the nominations process closes on February 17th. Why should readers in the UK or US be bothered about this? Well...

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