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Galactic Glasgow

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My Glaswegian colleague Jim in the Buchanan Street FPI tells me that the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow’s Renfield Street (no idea if it was named after Dracula’s henchman, sorry) will be showing the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith. It will take place at twelve midnight this Friday (11th) and...

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Worldcon

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

The colourful poster for the forthcoming Worldcon: Interaction this summer in Glasgow, 4th – 8th August and featuring a cast of thousands....

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New Harry Potter

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover (or two covers if you want to be pedantic, since there is the now-customary ‘adult’ cover as well) of the next Harry Potter novel, due for publication on 16th of July in the UK, although the main plot details of the boy (teenager?) wizard’s new story – the Half-Blood Prince...

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Underground Maus

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Artwork from Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel Maus is being displayed on the underground system in Budapest according to the Comics Reporter. Culture Minister Andras Bozoki stated that Spiegelman’s groundbreaking work was important because it raised serious questions. It’s great to see a graphic novel work being taken so seriously, both politically and...

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V for Vendetta

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics Continuum reported that Warner Brothers held a large press conference to mark the commencement of film work on V for Vendetta. The film adaptation of one of the greatest of graphic novels (face it, it is one of the foundation stones of the genre) by one of our best writers, Alan Moore, is being...

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WHOdunnit?

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apparently an episode of the brand-new Doctor Who series has been leaked onto the internet already, just a few weeks before transmission. The BBC say they don’t know ‘who’ was responsible, but we at FPI are putting our money squarely on the Master. And this seems as good a time as any to mention how...

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Manga Mania!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not content with our Hellblazer offer we’re also enticing your graphic novel pennies out of your pocket with our excellent offer on Manga in our stores:...

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Shiver me Timbers!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just to show he is as excited by cool action figure collectables as he is a good X-Men title, my colleague Steve offers this rum and cutlass choice for you: Neca have done it again, with their popular REEL Toys series of Action Figures. The latest offerings are the Pirates of the Caribbean Series 1...

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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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