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  • 22 2018 May

    FP Hanley relaunch this weekend!

    Stoke area peeps, our store in Hanley has been undergoing a refit and upgrade, and will be having a relaunch to celebrate their new, improved swankiness this weekend, with special offers and prizes and other...

  • 22 2018 May

    Reviews: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – Solo

    Solo: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany It’s the origin story from the Galaxy far, far...

  • 21 2018 May

    Competitions: win some chilling viewing with Insidious the Last Key

    The latest entry in James Wan and Oren Peli’s delightfully creepy Insidious series of horror movies, The Last Key, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, so you can scare your pants off in the...

  • 21 2018 May

    The Weekly 2000AD: Previewing Prog 2082

    Hitting the shelves of your local comic shop on Weds 23rd May, the latest Prog, packed with thrill-power! And all behind a bloody gorgeous cover by Jimmy Broxton…...

  • 18 2018 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 164

    It’s Friday, time to get ready for the weekend and settle down for a taste of this week’s comics news, as seen by Joe and Richard. Enjoy the latest Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) …...

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Piper does Pullman

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Doctor Who star Billie Piper will be playing the lead role of the orphan Sally Lockhart in a BBC adaptation of one of best-selling author Philip Pullman’s novels. Unfortunately it isn’t an adaptation of Pullman’s quite excellent – if sometimes controversial – Dark Materials trilogy, which some refer to as the thinking man’s Harry Potter...

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I come to praise Jeff, not to bury him

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

The press release from Tor/Macmillan books for Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel Shriek arrived on my desk this morning along with a finished copy (hurray!). As with any book PR release it is naturally full of praise for the author’s works (although it fails to mention his charity work in caring for Evil Monkeys). After years...

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Trekphobia

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pádraig over at Irish SF News draws our attention to an interesting academic article by Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka on Trekphobia, extracted from a longer paper she gave at University College Dublin. While not to every Star Trek fan’s taste I suspect those who have dabbled in academia and read (or in some cases endured as...

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Rosario

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rosario Dawson of Sin City and Alexander fame (steady boys, steady now!) is making the move from playing a comics character to creating her own. Along with the writer David Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen (of The Hunger fame) she will be launching the new series Occult Crimes Taskforce in the spring from Speakeasy. As...

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Streets of Dublin

January 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

You may be forgiven for mistaking this for the title of an old Irish folk song, or perhaps the name of the new Roddy Doyle novel. However it is in fact the name of one of the better kept secrets of comicdom, a publication from the Republic of Ireland. In fact I hadn’t come across...

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Carl Brandon Awards

January 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pam over at the Carl Brandon Society writes to let us know that nominations process for this year’s awards is now open: “Jan. 4, 2005 – The Carl Brandon Society is now accepting published long and short print speculative fiction in English to be considered for two juried awards designed to recognize excellence in speculative...

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Infinity’s End

January 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

A novel of mind-bending time paradoxes? No. The title for one of the new Doctor Who episodes? No. Alas, the title above refers to another damned fine SF site which is about to shut up shop (and so soon after closure announcement of Ellen Datlow’s). Eileen Gunn – writer, publisher, editor, member of the respected...

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What the Author Says – Margo Lanagan

January 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

The award-winning Australian author Margo Lanagan is the latest writer to send in a nice personal angle on her book for the main FPI webstore’s SF&F novels section for the What The Author Says feature. You can read what Margo said here about Black Juice and I am sure it will titillate your literary tastebuds...

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Emerald City

January 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Well, while some of us were cooking graphic novels and reading chestnut stuffing over the holidays (or was it the other way around?) others were busy, with our chum Cheryl over on Emerald City posting up that issue #124 is now available, choc-full of goodies as ever, including a piece on Margo Lanagan, author of...

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Top Comics

January 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Hi, folks – Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a great time over the festive period. During the holidays Time has produced several ‘best of’ lists, including their pick of the ten best comics/graphic novels from 2005. Charles Burns’ Black Hole came in at the top position, with Andrew Arnold declaring:...

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