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  • 13 2017 December

    Hopper reduces to the max

    Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Felipe H. Navarro has started a new webcomic in English. Hopper is the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (not that one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: may the Force be with us – The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Johnson, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us...

  • 12 2017 December

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – here’s the 2000AD Christmas Prog….

    Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill power available right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: The Curios of the Paper Moon

    The Curios of the Paper Moon, Kat Hall, One Little Apple Kat Hall’s charming fantasy The Curios of Paper Moon is available as a regularly updated webcomic, but I must confess I hadn’t come across it...

  • 08 2017 December

    Reviews: Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out, Directed by Chris Peckover, Starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen In a quiet suburban house two parents are going to their annual Christmas party, leaving...

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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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Hell House

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sirin in the Edinburgh FPI store is recommending a four-part mini series of horror comics called Hell House. Adapted by Ian Edginton with art by Simon Fraser it’s a wonderfully old-style haunted house tale, adapted with some care and love from the great Richard Matheson’s film screenplay. Matheson, as some of you may know, wrote...

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Church of Spider-Man

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not a strange new religion, but news coming out from the Hollywood Reporter and other Tinsel Town showbiz sources that Thomas Haden Church has been signed up by Sam Raimi to play the villain in the third Spider-Man movie (due 2007, so we’ve got a little while to wait, but hey there’s the Fantastic...

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March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus Online reports that the very talented new British fantasy writer Steph Swainston has won the William L Crawford award for her powerful and unusual debut novel The Year of Our War. It’s a very well-deserved piece of recognition for a very promising new author. In fact we’ve picked both the Year of our War...

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Alan Lee in Glasgow

March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

The much-admired artist, who won an Oscar for his amazing work on the Lord of the Rings movies (and didn’t much of it look exactly like his famous paintings?), has been announced by the organisers of Worldcon as a special guest at Interaction, this year’s Worldcon in Glasgow. He will be appearing with the co-operation...

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