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  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

  • 18 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

    As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

  • 18 2018 January

    Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

    The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

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Mini interview: Hal Duncan

August 17, 2005 | 1 Comments

In between consuming Bloody Marys, Glasgow-based Hal Duncan has been busy taking literary fiction, fantasy and mythology and then forcing them through a black hole to see what interesting new shapes come out. From some excellent short stories he has now arrived with a debut novel entitled Vellum which has been creating waves and whirlpools...

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Boldly going

August 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

You could have mistaken Edinburgh’s FPI branch on Southbridge for the Fringe headquarters of Starfleet Command on Monday afternoon, with the store filled with red, blue and gold uniforms of a very familiar design as we played host to a delightful Trek-themed signing event. As we mentioned a few posts back, the award-winning actress Bari...

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British Fantasy Awards

August 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ariel over on the Alien Online draws my attention to the fact that the British Fantasy Awards nominees have been posted, with the shortlist nominations as follows: Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award) Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War Mark Chadbourn, The Queen of Sinister Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr...

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Favourites

August 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

City of Saints and Madmen scribe Jeffy VanderMeer managed to get free of Evil Monkey long enough to go into more detail on the reasons behind some of his selections in his list of favourite graphic novels on the FPI GN site’s Recommended section – well worth a look. I’m sure some readers will be...

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Romance

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Dark Horse graphic novels for December have just been posted on our pre-orders. As you’d expect from DH it is a nice mixture of titles, from Conan (with the fabulous P Craig Russell, no less) to Little Lulu, Star Wars to Samurai. And Romance. Oh yes, don’t forge the romance! Dark Horse are launching...

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Nova Scotia revisited

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a reading by some of the contributors in Mercat’s excellent new anthology of Scottish SF, Nova Scotia, last night in Edinburgh. It was a crowded audience there to see a great array of Scottish and Scottish-based writers and to enjoy listening to excerpts from what was our best-selling book...

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Smile Time

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

There aren’t many folk who could take their handsome, heroic leading man, turn him into a Sesame Street-style puppet and still have an incredibly cool slice of telefantasy on their hands. But when the show is Angel and the creator is Joss Whedon, these normal rules do not apply. The Smile Time episode was a...

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More awards

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the excitement over the Hugo awards I totally missed several others, so please excuse the tardiness in bringing these to you. The multi-talented Warren Ellis won a gong from the Sidewise Awards for Alternative History for the terrific Ministry of Space from Image. The Prometheus Awards given by the Libertarian Futurist Society picked the...

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Against Gravity

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Another Glasgow-based author, fresh from Worldcon, has been in touch – Gary Gibson, who has been suffering some problems with review copies of his latest – and eagerly anticipated by many of us who caught last year’s Angel Stations – book, Against Gravity, getting out before the convention. The esteemed Cheryl at Emerald City has...

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Holy Archives, Batman!

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

We just had word of a very special, while-stocks-last deal on three of DC’s very tasty Archive Edition volumes. If you’re not familiar with these, they are, like the Marvel Masterworks, gorgeous hardback collections of classic comics material, much of it from the Golden and Silver Ages. Much of the material in these volumes hasn’t...

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