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  • 21 2018 February

    Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

    Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

  • 20 2018 February

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2069

    The latest Prog hits the comic shop shelves on 21st February. Time to take a little look at what’s inside....

  • 19 2018 February

    Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh

    Sunday 25th of February will be a special Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh in the heart of the city’s historic Old Town. A trio of Indy small press creators will be along between...

  • 19 2018 February

    Reviews: picking up the pieces – the return of Jigsaw

    Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

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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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Urie signs

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some nice pictures courtesy of Neil and my colleagues in FPI Manchester (thanks, guys) who hosted the lovely Urie, creator of the intriguing, delightful and often disturbing Little Apple Dolls on Friday. Fans arrived at the Manchester store, with one girl travelling from Sheffield just to meet Urie. By all accounts everyone had a wonderful...

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Worldcon success

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin and his crew in the Glasgow FPI tell me that the FPI tables in the dealer room at Worldcon did very well with many attendees enjoying browsing and purchasing our many and splendid wares, from Daleks to books and graphic novels – thanks to those who dropped by the tables. Stand-outs for...

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Susurrate

August 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some friends have been busy of late setting up a brand-new review site, Susurrate, which will cover SF, Fantasy and Graphic Novels, with a number of contributors, including some of the regulars from the award-winning Alien Online crew. George and Matthew tell me the first batch of reviews are up already, including Dark Horse’s Book...

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Hugo boss

August 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nail-biting is over for another year as the (all British novelists, thank you very much) Hugo nominees finally find out who has won one of the most prestigious awards in the genre. Last night by the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow the awards were announced at Interaction the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention....

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Worldcon

August 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, this weekend sees the start of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (we can hear one lot of artists practising what sounds like a didgeridoo in a venue near the Edinburgh FPI) but through in the West Coast of Bonnie Scotland an equally important cultural event is now underway as Worldcon gathers pace in Glasgow. If...

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Barefoot

August 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow, the 6th of August, will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the first dropping of an atomic bomb. It’s a day when what had been science fiction became terrifyingly real and thousands of people in the Japanese city of Hiroshima vanished from the Earth. The world woke up to a new nightmare which would influence...

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Literary fun

August 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer drops a line to the FPI Blogging Batcave to tell us he’s started a little literary competition on his blog. Those of you who have read City of Saints and Madmen will not be surprised to discover it is a little, well, different… Each year a fun literary competition is run, called...

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Ex Machina

August 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Line has optioned Tony Harris and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina series for a possible film. While a huge number of books and comic series get optioned regularly this does not always translate into an actual movie being made (couple of years down the line and we’re still waiting for production on Richard Morgan’s...

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World Fantasy Awards

August 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the World Fantasy Awards have been listed on a variety of SF sites over the weekend. In the novels section the authors shortlisted include a couple we’ve been banging on about this year on the FPI blogs and catalogues, Susanna Clarke and China Miéville, which is great to see (we told you...

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