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  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

  • 18 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

    As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

  • 18 2018 January

    Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

    The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

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Michael Zulli

April 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may recall that back in the Ides of March (the 15th to be exact) I blogged about a very unusual and interesting use of the web medium by one of the best artists working in the comics genre, Michael Zulli. Following a link from Neil Gaiman’s journal I found Michael’s site where he was...

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Mini interview – Ian Hocking

April 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few short weeks ago the FPI Blog Logs featured a very interesting new book – a debut SF novel from a small British press (UKA) by Doctor Ian Hocking called Déjà Vu. The novel has garnered some choice reviews and praise (including from Jon Courtenay Grimwood in the Guardian and Andy Sawyer on the...

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Screaming brains

April 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Screaming brains, Bruce Campbell; do those words make you excited? Oh, I’m sure they do, go on admit it. Yes, our favourite big-jawed hero is back with The Man With the Screaming Brain. The movie will be coming later, but the comics adaptation is not a straightforward re-telling of the movie script – instead the...

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Serenity

April 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not content with TV shows, his current crop of comics, the Firefly spin-off film Serenity and, as we reported here recently, the Wonder Woman movie, Joss ‘What? Me, sleep?’ Whedon is co-authoring (with Brett Matthews) a three-issue mini-series, Serenity, based around the events in the movie (due this autumn), with pencils by Will Conrad. Broke...

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The Force is strong with this one…

April 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Lee has been beavering away with our buying team to bring you FPI’s special Star Wars Revenge of the Sith section on our webstore, including figures, vehicles and the promise of much more to come. I think the Anakin/Vader item in the Deluxe Figures range is especially cool – you can actually change...

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Who blundered?

April 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

An article on the BBC website today admitted that the coprporation made a blunder over the new Doctor Who, failing to consult Christopher Eccleston before responding to media enquiries last week about him leaving the show after only one season. The BBC also apologised for attributing statements wrongly to the actor and admitted that the...

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More McDonald

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Another author we’ve been trumpeting, the BSFA winning Ian McDonald has secured further book deals with Simon and Schuster following the great success of River of Gods (which is also on the Arthur C Clarke and Hugo awards shortlist, which should give you an indicator of how good it is). Ben Ball of Simon and...

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Poetical

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our more unique writers, Jeff VanderMeer, was appropriately given the gift of unusual writing in the shape of a poem handed to him in the form of a paper aeroplane. It gives a rather nice insight into Jeff’s City of Saints and Madmen which has just been released by Tor Macmillan. It is...

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Edinburgh author becomes posthuman

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The always excellent Locus posted this story about Edinburgh-based author Charlie Stross ascending to post-human sentience not dissimilar to his own ‘weakly godlike’ Eschaton. It is a very entertaining tale and sadly an April Fool’s one (sorry – didn’t get to read it until today). However, for those of us who know the multiple-Hugo nominated...

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Interzone

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The spring edition of Interzone (a pillar of the UK SF&F scene for many years) has a Q&A with author Ian R MacLeod who brought us the very unusual The Light Ages and his recent House of Storms (beckoning you from our book shelves as we speak, have a browse, go on). To say Ian’s...

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