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  • 23 2017 October

    Reviews: creepy tales for dark nights – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the...

  • 20 2017 October

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #134

    And yes, it is again Friday and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: It’s thirty years since Arnie’s...

  • 19 2017 October

    Reviews: end of days – Thor deals with Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Thor returns for his third solo adventure. As Surtur is planning the...

  • 19 2017 October

    Competitions: Win tickets to MCM London!!!

    The huge MCM London bash is coming up on 27th-29th of October, and we will have our usual stand there, where colelagues tell me we will also be selling some very special, exclusive items in...

  • 19 2017 October

    New music comics from the continent

    Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is an intriguing insight into the creative process available to comics fans on the web at the moment. The far-too-incredibly-gifted Neil Gaiman mentioned on his journal that the equally gifted Michael Zulli who provided the gorgeous illustrations for the Wake chapters of the Sandman (among many other works) has tired of being asked to...

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Shaun of the Dead

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie magazine Empire has just held their annual awards as voted for by their readers. The totally excellent Shaun of the Dead – described as a Rom-Com-Zom flick – took the award for Best British movie. In related news IDW recently announced the publication of a four-issue mini-series of Shaun of the Dead. Chris...

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Déjà vu

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Debut writer Ian Hocking kindly got in touch with us recently to let us know about his first SF novel, Déjà Vu. Set in 2023 it follows David Proctor, a scientist on the run, blamed for bombing the ‘West Lothian Project’ years before. David doesn’t remember committing this atrocity, but it seems everyone else does....

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Real-life Comic hero

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper carried a fascinating piece about a real-life hero who later became a comic book hero. Private Jimmy Stokes won the highest honour, the Victoria Cross, during fierce fighting in the Netherlands. Despite being shot eight times he single-handedly captured seventeen German soldiers. His amazing feats were later immoratalised in the classic...

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Woken Furies

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have to direct your attention to a brand-new novel from one of my favourite authors and one of the rising stars (I’m sure he’ll blush at that, but it’s true) of the new wave of Brit SF, Richard Morgan. I’ve been a huge fan of Richard’s work since his debut novel Altered Carbon hit...

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The BSFA and Arthur C Clarke awards nominees

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

For your edification we present you with the full shortlists for both the Arthur C Clarke and the British Science Fiction Association awards. Each novel here is reviewed on our webstore and we are offering a full 25% off all nominees. The British Science Fiction Association Awards Century Rain, Alistair Reynolds Forty Signs of Rain,...

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Awards season

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The glitzy glamour of the Oscars and BAFTAs may be past, but don’t despair as there are far more important awards still to come this season! Yes, I am talking about the two most prestigious literary awards in the British SF&F calendar: the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) awards and the Arthur C Clarke Awards....

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Classical

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have an absolute gem of a book to bring to your attention today, from one of the UK’s fine stable of small publishers, the Rose Press. Jocasta is a re-interpreatation of some of the most important – and oldest – plays in literary history, the Theban Plays by Sophocles. Here Brian Aldiss – surely...

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Keep on truckin’

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Robert Crumb, probably one of the most famous cartoonists of the last hundred years (if not the most famous), is receiving a lot of (overdue in our opinion) attention right now (not least in the Guardian this week). A new collection/autobiography – the R Crumb Handbook – has been released and a major retrospective of...

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New Spring

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fantasy mega-bestselling author Robert Jordan is to branch into the illustrated realms. Along with Chuck Dixon (Batman and numerous others) he is adapting his Wheel of Time prequel New Spring for Red Eagle Entertainment. New Spring is scheduled for monthly releases and should debut at the Comic-Con International in San Diego in July....

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