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  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

  • 18 2018 June

    Amsterdam Comics Conference

    Amsterdam Comics, an independent comics research group that “that seeks to productively clash theory with practice through several strategies” just announced their second Comics Conference, which will be held on November 15-17, 2018. Titled “Drawing...

  • 15 2018 June

    Reviews: there is life on Mars – The Weatherman

    The Weatherman #1, Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands, Image Comics Another week and another pretty damned fine first issue of a new series from Image. It’s gotten to the stage where several...

  • 15 2018 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #168

    It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our regular round up of news and links spotted over the last few days and brought to you by Richard and Joe, yes, it’s time for Stuff...

  • 14 2018 June

    Reviews: creepy scares in Hereditary

    Hereditary, Directed by Ari Aster, Starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Psychological horror starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Bryne. A family is finding their grief difficult to cope with after their grandmother dies....

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Edinburgh SF Book Group February

February 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The February meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place on Tuesday the 28th from 6 to 7pm in Henderson’s on Hanover Street. This month’s book will be a classic from the 1960s and a novel often held to be one of the finest in SF: Babel 17 by Samuel R Delany. Does...

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More Battlestar

February 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

Yet more licensing deals in Comicdom this week as Dynamite Entertainment reported that in addition to their forthcoming project based on the new Battlestar Galactica series (being written by Greg Pak for later this year) they are to develop another comic series based around the original Battlestar Galactica. “Battlestar is one of the classic and...

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Oscars

February 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The 2006 Oscar nominations announced yesterday represent slim pickings for SF&F and comic influenced entries, with little in the ‘major’ categories except a nod for William Hurt’s take in Cronenberg’s adaptation of Wagner’s graphic novel A History of Violence in the Best Supporting Actor category. A History of Violence also received a nomination in Best...

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P-CON: What is it?

January 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

So, some of you will be asking, what is a P-Con? Is it related to an Air-Con? Is it anything like a RomCom? What goes on there? What do people do and who goes? Relax, gentle reader – all these questions about Ireland’s premiere SF convention will be answered by that stalwart of both the...

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Angoulême winner

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Lewis Trondheim has emerged as the big winner at this year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival, being elected the new laureate of the town of Angoulême’s ‘Grand Prix’ 2006. Most of the awards are for publications not yet in English translation, with more details available on the official site. lewis has a new publication, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. due...

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Alice

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

An extremely rare first-edition copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Underground from 1886 went under the hammer at Christies recently, fetching some £4, 800 – rather more than the expected £3, 000. Dedicated by Carroll to Alexandra Kitchin, the daughter of the Dean of Durham, one of his favourite child subject for photography, it was,...

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New Emerald City

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Cheryl announces the January edition of Emerald City– number 125 for thsoe keeping count – is now available, with a full compliment of reviews, including the annual Year in Review and a feature article by Jeff VanderMeer and a chance for subscribers to win a copy of Shriek....

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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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