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  • 26 2017 July

    Reviews: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its … Captain Underpants!

    Captain Underpant: The First Epic Movie, Directed by David Soren, Starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Kristen Schaal From the pages of the popular kid’s books by Dav Pilkey comes the first, of what...

  • 26 2017 July

    Janis Joplin in comics

    One could say that the very first time Janis Joplin appeared in comics-format, was on the sleeve of her first major studio recording,Cheap Thrills (with Big Brother and The Holding Company). That sleeve, created by underground god R....

  • 25 2017 July

    Reviews: 80s cult scifi Dreamscape returns

    Dreamscape, Directed by Joseph Ruben, Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw Coming to Blu-Ray at the end of July and nicely restored to make the most of the new hi-res technology...

  • 21 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #121

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when Richard and Joe bring you a quick round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days Very sad to hear of the passing...

  • 20 2017 July

    Reviews: Generation Gone

    Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

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More McDonald

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Another author we’ve been trumpeting, the BSFA winning Ian McDonald has secured further book deals with Simon and Schuster following the great success of River of Gods (which is also on the Arthur C Clarke and Hugo awards shortlist, which should give you an indicator of how good it is). Ben Ball of Simon and...

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Poetical

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our more unique writers, Jeff VanderMeer, was appropriately given the gift of unusual writing in the shape of a poem handed to him in the form of a paper aeroplane. It gives a rather nice insight into Jeff’s City of Saints and Madmen which has just been released by Tor Macmillan. It is...

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Edinburgh author becomes posthuman

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The always excellent Locus posted this story about Edinburgh-based author Charlie Stross ascending to post-human sentience not dissimilar to his own ‘weakly godlike’ Eschaton. It is a very entertaining tale and sadly an April Fool’s one (sorry – didn’t get to read it until today). However, for those of us who know the multiple-Hugo nominated...

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Interzone

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The spring edition of Interzone (a pillar of the UK SF&F scene for many years) has a Q&A with author Ian R MacLeod who brought us the very unusual The Light Ages and his recent House of Storms (beckoning you from our book shelves as we speak, have a browse, go on). To say Ian’s...

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Sin City Reviewed

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Recently returned from the City Which Never Sleeps, my colleague Kenny shares his thoughts on the new Sin City movie which has just opened State-side (topping the US box office on it’s opening day on Friday, taking some $12 million – over twice the take of the second placed film, Beauty Shop): I was lucky...

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Quatermass

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

This Saturday the digital channel BBC Four is going to attempt to re-create one of the seminal tales of British SF, the Quatermass Experiment, widely held to be the first ever British TV SF. Created by Nigel Kneale, a TV writer-producer far ahead of his time, Quatermass is justifiably celebrated as one of the best...

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OZ SF

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following up from the recent information on the Australian SF awards that author Marianne de Pierres kindly sent us, I’ve had a very interesting follow up courtesy of Rowena, who is happy to give us a peek into the world of Australian SF&F (thanks, Rowena!). Marianne and Rowena will be appearing on one of the...

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Fragile

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

As some of you may be aware DC Comics has been printing English-language editions of some of the best European graphic novels in the Humanoids imprint. This week we received Stefano Raffaele’s Fragile: Love Never Dies in the Humanoids range. A post-apocalyptic world where the dead walk the earth may not sound like the most...

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Kaotica

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

If you’ll recall we had a story about a rock metal band recently which featured none other than top comics artist (and enthusiastic skins-basher we’re told) Simon Bisley. Well, my colleague Mike has just sent me this groovy flier for Kaotica’s first single, The Priest, due in May and, naturally, the Totally Metal artwork comes...

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Phoenix

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the Marvel character but the Phoenix Convention, or P-Con as it is known in fan circles. Padraig writes to tell us that the well-regarded P-Con III now has a website up with the first details of the next convention due in March 2006 in Dublin. The guest of honour will be Susanna Clarke,...

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