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  • 24 2017 May

    Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

    Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

  • 23 2017 May

    Reviews: John Boyega in Woyzeck

    Woyzeck Old Vic, runs from 15th May to 24th June 2017 Spoilers. This is a raw, edgy tragedy; hauntingly beautiful and viscerally portrayed with adept brilliance. The performances had the audience roaring in laughter with...

  • 22 2017 May

    Reviews: Yo-ho-ho time – Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Salazar’s Revenge

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario The fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise...

  • 19 2017 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #112

    Yes, it’s that time of week again, so here are some news stories and links we spotted over the last few days, handily rounded up for your perusal: Sad news this week – 2000 AD...

  • 18 2017 May

    Reviews: shirt-shredding action with Luke Cage #1

    Luke Cage #1, David F Walker, Nelson Blake II, Marcio Menyz, Marvel (cover artwork by Rahzzah) Among this week’s new crop of releases was the first of a new Luke Cage series, by David F...

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Owly

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of our top FPI buyer Isobel we bring you some cuddly goodness: Now – on a Cuteness scale of 1 to 10, how cute is this? Personally, I’d say this one goes up to 11. After the huge success of Owly Vol. 1 – The Way Home, Top Shelf has now decided to produce...

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Blankets

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

More awards news – soon we’ll need to start running awards for the awards – Craig Thompson has garnered yet more laurels for the critically-acclaimed and semi-autobiographical graphic novel Blankets. Following on from his other European success at Angouleme earlier this year (where Persepolis writer Marjane Satrapi was also honoured) he’s now been awarded Les...

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Hugos news

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominations process for the Hugo awards to be presented at the Worldcon this summer in Glasgow has now closed, with the official shortlist due to be released at Easter. The Worldcon organisers have announced that the Hugo ceremony MCs this year will be the writer, broadcaster and critic Kim Newman and the Arthur C...

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Joss Whedon

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The ultra-fab Joss Whedon has been back at the world of comics, this time in the esteemed company of some of his fellow writing team from Buffy and Angel. Dark Horse has collected together their Tales of the Vampires, a number of short stories linked together by having a captive vampire narrating them to school...

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Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is an intriguing insight into the creative process available to comics fans on the web at the moment. The far-too-incredibly-gifted Neil Gaiman mentioned on his journal that the equally gifted Michael Zulli who provided the gorgeous illustrations for the Wake chapters of the Sandman (among many other works) has tired of being asked to...

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Shaun of the Dead

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie magazine Empire has just held their annual awards as voted for by their readers. The totally excellent Shaun of the Dead – described as a Rom-Com-Zom flick – took the award for Best British movie. In related news IDW recently announced the publication of a four-issue mini-series of Shaun of the Dead. Chris...

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Déjà vu

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Debut writer Ian Hocking kindly got in touch with us recently to let us know about his first SF novel, Déjà Vu. Set in 2023 it follows David Proctor, a scientist on the run, blamed for bombing the ‘West Lothian Project’ years before. David doesn’t remember committing this atrocity, but it seems everyone else does....

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Real-life Comic hero

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper carried a fascinating piece about a real-life hero who later became a comic book hero. Private Jimmy Stokes won the highest honour, the Victoria Cross, during fierce fighting in the Netherlands. Despite being shot eight times he single-handedly captured seventeen German soldiers. His amazing feats were later immoratalised in the classic...

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Woken Furies

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have to direct your attention to a brand-new novel from one of my favourite authors and one of the rising stars (I’m sure he’ll blush at that, but it’s true) of the new wave of Brit SF, Richard Morgan. I’ve been a huge fan of Richard’s work since his debut novel Altered Carbon hit...

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The BSFA and Arthur C Clarke awards nominees

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

For your edification we present you with the full shortlists for both the Arthur C Clarke and the British Science Fiction Association awards. Each novel here is reviewed on our webstore and we are offering a full 25% off all nominees. The British Science Fiction Association Awards Century Rain, Alistair Reynolds Forty Signs of Rain,...

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