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  • 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...

  • 17 2018 January

    Space Precinct Reloaded – signing in FP Belfast!

    Gerry Anderson’s creations have entertained and delighted generations of kids, both his pioneering Supermarionation puppet shows and his live action sci-fi series, always with fabulous designs (that made oh such equally fabulous toys!). For many...

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Quatermass

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

This Saturday the digital channel BBC Four is going to attempt to re-create one of the seminal tales of British SF, the Quatermass Experiment, widely held to be the first ever British TV SF. Created by Nigel Kneale, a TV writer-producer far ahead of his time, Quatermass is justifiably celebrated as one of the best...

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OZ SF

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following up from the recent information on the Australian SF awards that author Marianne de Pierres kindly sent us, I’ve had a very interesting follow up courtesy of Rowena, who is happy to give us a peek into the world of Australian SF&F (thanks, Rowena!). Marianne and Rowena will be appearing on one of the...

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Fragile

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

As some of you may be aware DC Comics has been printing English-language editions of some of the best European graphic novels in the Humanoids imprint. This week we received Stefano Raffaele’s Fragile: Love Never Dies in the Humanoids range. A post-apocalyptic world where the dead walk the earth may not sound like the most...

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Kaotica

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

If you’ll recall we had a story about a rock metal band recently which featured none other than top comics artist (and enthusiastic skins-basher we’re told) Simon Bisley. Well, my colleague Mike has just sent me this groovy flier for Kaotica’s first single, The Priest, due in May and, naturally, the Totally Metal artwork comes...

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Phoenix

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the Marvel character but the Phoenix Convention, or P-Con as it is known in fan circles. Padraig writes to tell us that the well-regarded P-Con III now has a website up with the first details of the next convention due in March 2006 in Dublin. The guest of honour will be Susanna Clarke,...

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Sin City premieres

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

The visually-astonishing Sin City movie had its official premiere in LA this week. Word of mouth from those lucky enough to see advance preview screenings is that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have delivered precisely what the trailers promised, a film which is not so much an adaptation of a graphic novel but the graphic...

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Who resigns

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF fans are in a state of surprise today after the BBC announced Christopher Eccleston is stepping down from Doctor Who after only one season in the role over fears of typecasting and a desire for new projects. Coming only days after a triumphant first episode which held some ten million viewers attention and drew...

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In the News

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble Edinburgh branch of Forbidden Planet International is featured today in the Edinburgh Evening News. They have an article on merchandise and tie-ins to accompany the slew of new SF&F films such as Star Wars and the new Doctor Who series. Naturally they turned to us as experts – and who is the handsome...

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It figures

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Star Wars figures, that is – a first look for you at the forthcoming figures to accompany Revenge of the Sith, including Anakin Skywalker, R2D2 and, in a wonderful move, a pregnant Padme! Details are still sketchy, but you can check out more images on our webstore and we are taking pre-orders – more...

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The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Those clever folk at Big Finish productions (home of the Doctor Who audio adventures among many others) have produced a three CD, full cast version of Bryan Talbot’s classic The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Yes, Luther Arkwright in the new-fangled talking medium! Parallel Britainsare open to Luther, including one where the Restoration never took place...

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