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  • 21 2017 September

    Historical Tintin album at auction

    Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

  • 20 2017 September

    Reviews: “Just Fun” – Kingsman, the Golden Circle

    Kingsman: the Golden Circle, Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Hanna Alström, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum It’s been a year since the events of the first film, and there is a...

  • 20 2017 September

    Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

    Boek.be, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium,...

  • 19 2017 September

    Interviews: Padraig badgers Bryan Talbot into chatting about Grandville

    As one of our very favourite creators brings his quite superb series to a conclusion this autumn, Pádraig Ó Méalóid sits down for a chat with one of the finest comickers in the UK, Bryan...

  • 19 2017 September

    Miles Hyman receives French order

    Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and...

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The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Those clever folk at Big Finish productions (home of the Doctor Who audio adventures among many others) have produced a three CD, full cast version of Bryan Talbot’s classic The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Yes, Luther Arkwright in the new-fangled talking medium! Parallel Britainsare open to Luther, including one where the Restoration never took place...

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Sweep away the crumbs

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, that’s the end of our very special offer on the Complete Robert Crumb series. Don’t despair though – we still have our very generous offer running on the Arthur C Clarke awards nominess as well as this year’s excellent BSFA winner, River of Gods and the other nominees in the BSFA list. Watch...

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BSFA winner announced

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Also at the busy EasterCon the winners of this year’s British Science Fiction Association awards were announced. It appears the excellent novelist Adam Roberts was bang on the money as the novel he predicted was most likley to win did indeed take the coveted Best Novel prize: Ian McDonald’s fascinating, absorbing and exotic near-future, multiple-character...

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Hugo

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from their formal announcement at the EasterCon, Emerald City’s Cheryl Morgan has very kindly sent us details of the eagerly anticipated Hugo awards official nominees. Rumours were circling in recent days concerning various authors, including writers we’re very keen on here – now some of those rumours are indeed fact, as you may all...

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Edinburgh offer

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

The FPI store on Edinburgh’s South Bridge has announced a one week special sale with a whole 20% off merchandise (such as our great range of toys, figures, statues etc) for one week only, from this Friday until Friday 1st April. As ever this offer excludes any items already on a special offer. The branch...

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Last chance for Crumb

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Folks, it’s the final weekend to take advantage of our super-generous 35% off offer on the Complete Crumb volumes, Crumb Coffee Table Book (that’s a book to put on the coffee table, not some Ikea book you get flat-packed and assemble into a table) and the Crumb Handbook!...

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Nova Scotia

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

More SF news of a Scottish flavour this week, via the good offices of Charlie Stross who told us Edinburgh publisher Mercat Press were putting together a collection. Vikki from Mercat told us that the book was in its early stages, but already it’s beginning to take shape and it looks quite exciting to me....

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SF in Oz

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the excellent Parish Plessis novels kindly pointed me in the direction of the Aurealis Awards website. Here her fellow Australian SF&F writers celebrate the finest writing in the genre. Alas, it can be quite some time before we see some of those authors being printed in the UK – some...

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Mythologies

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends at the award-winning Scottish independent publishers Canongate have been telling us a little of what sounds like a remarkable new series of books due later this year. The Myths will allow a wide variety of contemporary authors to re-interpret and re-tell some of the great tales of world mythology. Already I can hear...

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Dead By Dawn update

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s now less than a month to one of the best horror events of the year, the annual Dead by Dawn horror film festival in Edinburgh. Adele who works as tirelessly as any zombie in a Cornish mine (how’s that for an obscure horror reference?!) has announced more details about this year’s programme, including a...

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