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  • 25 2018 April

    Director’s Commentary: David Ziggy Greene talks Times Like These

    We’ve been big fans of David Ziggy Greene‘s work for a few years on the blog. His regular Scene & Heard strip in stalwart thorn in the establishment side journal Private Eye takes elements of...

  • 24 2018 April

    The City and the City

    I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

  • 24 2018 April

    Comics – More details for this year’s ELCAF announced

    We’ve already posted that this year’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – will take place across the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June this summer, but now Nobrow’s Angela has been in...

  • 23 2018 April

    Reviews: From Distant Stars

    From Distant Stars, Sam Peters, Gollancz From Darkest Skies was a strong mystery story set in a well fleshed-out, instantly immersive, sci-fi world. It felt like season one of a good, mid-budget television show –...

  • 23 2018 April

    The Weekly 2000AD – Previewing Prog 2078

    Prog 2078 is out in your local comic shop and maybe even your local newsagent on the 25th April…. here’s what’s inside to tempt you…...

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What the author says – Jeff VanderMeer

December 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

There are several new Science Fiction and Fantasy novels up on our new site this week, which you’ll see in the forthcoming third issue of the FPI magazine’s Book Picks section. Among those new titles are Black Juice, a collection by Margo Lanagan, one of the growing number of good Australian writers who UK publishers...

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Watchmen movie

December 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

The attempt to make a movie version of Moore and Gibbons’ masterwork has been stuck in development for years now, going through various potential directors (including Dan Aronofsky, who bowed out to complete the Fountain). Now it has jumped studios, from Paramount to Warner Brothers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Considering Warner Bros is owned...

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Tennant speaks

December 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

David Tennant, who appeared on BBC Breakfast Time this morning, has been talking to the BBC website about taking on the mantle of the nation’s favourite Time Lord, the Doctor Who Christmas Special and the new season for 2006 which will feature the return of the Cybermen (long before the Borg assimilated anyone kids here...

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1985

December 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

Nope, it isn’t a belated sequel to Orwell’s 1984 but a new title by Marvel. In fact, as comic god Mark Millar told Glasgow’s Sunday Herald this weekend it will probably be the most expensive Marvel ever made. Why? Well, for starters it needs a cast of actors. And sets. Actors? Sets? Why, yes –...

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Louis

December 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The lovely Sandra and John at Glasgow’s own Metaphrog have produced a lovely little two page special of Louis for the Big Issue’s Christmas special (the magazine sold by homeless vendors to help them back on their feet and off the street). Metaphrog have also posted the two page, colour strip up on their website...

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Banks on the Beeb

December 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top Scottish SF author, supporter of the nation’s single malt distilleries and noted man of letters, Iain M Banks kindly drops us a line to let us know that he will be making not one but two seperate appearances on the BBC very early in the New Year (no, he’s not going to be the...

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Ghost Rider postponed

December 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sony has pulled the $120 million Ghost Rider movie with Nic Cage from the proposed summer 2006 slot due to a crowded release schedule for big summer movies, according to Variety. It now looks as if the film will not show in the US until February 2007. Poor old Nic – he’s struggled for years...

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The Aurealis Awards 2005 Shortlist

December 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the excellent Parrish Plessis novels (the most recent of which, Crash Deluxe, is one of my picks in our Best of the Year feature) kindly drops me an email detailing the finalist shortlist nominees for the Aurealis Awards, the prestigious Australian literary awards for SF and speculative fiction (thanks Marianne!)...

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FPI #3

December 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Matt Camp, our star editor of the FPI magazine has sent in a tantalising little glimpse of some of the goodies you can expect in the third issue, which is due out in January: Issue three is to be rather special thanks to a very rare and exclusive interview with the action figure giant Todd...

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Ghibli does Le Guin

December 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Studio Ghibli have announced that their next animated feature (due in Japan next summer) will be Gedo Senki/ Gedo War History according to Ghibli Online. It is an adaptation of the first part of one of the most beloved of fantasy works, A Wizard of Earthsea, the first of the wonderful Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea...

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