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  • 03 2018 August

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #173

    It’s Friday and that means time for another round up of news and links spotted over the last few days as Richard and Joe bring you Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): D’oh! Simpsons Comics to end...

  • 31 2018 July

    Alex’s audio round up

    It’s time for the man with the roving microphone, Alex Fitch, to update us on the latest episode of his excellent Panel Borders podcast; as ever for more details and to check out a pile...

  • 30 2018 July

    Reviews: 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown, Directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon, Julie Cox, Steven Cree Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) is one of the last of a dying breed – what used to...

  • 27 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #172

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to update you with some news and links spotted over the last few days with another Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense)! Shazam! Trailer drops The...

  • 26 2018 July

    FP Wolverhampton is having a birthday party!

    Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton is turning twenty! And they are celebrating with an anniversary party on August 4th: “To celebrate the Wolverhampton shop’s 20th anniversary, we will be having a party in the store. Bring...

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Who Christmas

December 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

BBC Breakfast news screened a brief clip from the Doctor Who Christmas Special episode this morning. The scene showed Rose’s mother and her on-off boyfriend Micky both stopping in their tracks as they hear a familiar sound (described in almost every Terrence Dicks’ Doctor Who novelistion in the old Target books as a ‘wheezing, groaning...

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KJ online

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author KJ Parker has been wowing readers and seems set to continue with a brand new series beginning in early 2006, Devices and Desires, the first part of the Engineer Trilogy (first book so a good chance for new readers to see what all the fuss has been about). My chum George at...

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Free Hosting at FPI

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

As you’ve probably noticed we’ve been making some serious changes in our main website recently; a lot of effort has gone in from the FPI online and the sales team into not only the site but expanding the features and offers available. As part of that, we are now about to offer free hosting on...

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Sad news

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The great Robert Sheckley, ill for some time now, passed away on Friday 9th, aged 77. Cheryl over on Emerald City has posted up a link to a brief obituary by the SWFA here; I’m sure there will be more and longer articles in the days to follow....

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Used TARDIS for sale

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

A miniature TARDIS used in the beloved Doctor Who series from the mid 60s right through to the opening sequence of Tom Baker’s long reign as our favourite Timelord is coming up for auction. What to buy for the Doctor Who fan who has everything! Still, if you can’t stretch to this auction, never mind,...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group January

December 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place in Henderson’s on Hanover Street on Tuesday 31st of January 2006. Following on from this month’s discussion of Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints and Madmen (which Jeff kindly contributed some observations on to enhance the discussion) the group is sticking with another contemporary...

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Best of the Year

December 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

It is that time when magazines and TV shows look back and pick highlights from the year as it approaches its end. Well, we are no exception at FPI and we’ve started our Best of Year feature over on our new site. There are personal picks from staff members covering books, graphic novels and merchandise...

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Cakeyvoice has created a version of Shaun of the Dead using knitted plush dolls! How cool is this? It is available via flickr here (thanks to Boingboing for the tip)....

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Subscribe!

December 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Comics Journal – or TCJ to those in the know – has been produced by the Fantagraphics team (home to much Crumb and Los Bros Hernandez among many others) under the editorship of Gary Groth since 1976. Over the years TCJ has become pretty indispensable to serious comics fans – it has a mixture...

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Losing my religion

November 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Beat points comics fans to a a site detailing the religious inclination of a number of famous superheroes, ranging from Protestant and Catholic to Tibetan Lamaism an some Native American theologies. On the same page is an excerpt from The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History by Mike Benton discussing the seven most...

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