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  • 17 2018 July

    Reviews: Escaping Wars and Waves

    Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees, Olivier Kugler, Myriad Editions / New Internationalist “The children are nervous… When they hear any noise, even if you only knock at the door, they can get...

  • 13 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #170

    And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe offer up links and news spotted over the last few days with Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Steve Ditko, RIP Very sad news...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: She Could Fly

    She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: Ravencry

    Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

  • 11 2018 July

    Reviews: creepy folk horror in Dogged

    Dogged, Directed by Richard Rowntree, Starring Sam Saunders, Debra Leigh-Taylor, Nadia Lamin, Philip Ridout, Jo Southwell, Aiysha Jebali, Toby Wynn-Davies Richard Rowntree has being paying his dues in the movie business for years, working on...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group November

October 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

In a change from the norm this November’s meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will be on a Thursday rather than the normal Tuesday; specifically Thursday 10th of November. The venue will be Henderson’s fine veggie cafe on Hanover Street in Edinburgh’s New Town and we will be meeting at the usual time of...

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Interzone 200

October 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hard to believe, but Interzone, one of the pillars of the SF community, has reached the magic 200th issue. Andy Cox, who took over from Dave Pringle and has been revamping the journal and updating has been steering Interzone and also the excellent The Third Alternative with great success. Slicker and neater looking than before...

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Arthur Suydam in Spain

October 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

The 16th Annual Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Encounter with Comics in San Sebastian, Spain is coming up at the end of this week (it runs from October 29th-November 5th) – it’s been a very well known horror/SF movie fest on the European circuit for some time and, as the title indicates, it also...

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New Asterix

October 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

The first new Asterix album in many years has been hitting the shelves: Asterix and the Falling Sky. And apparently our diminutive hero has a little political edge to him this time round, with Uderzo taking some potshots at cultural imperialism and the dilution of French culture from outside sources. So we have our plucky...

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Silverberg’s Majipoor in graphic novels

October 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from their first run in comics comes a collection from the Majipoor universe of one of our most acclaimed SF&F authors, Robert Silverberg. The Seventh Shrine is as much detective story as it is fantasy, designed so those who haven’t read Silverberg’s novels can still find their feet easily (easily being a relative...

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New graphic novels

October 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

A double helping of graphic novel loveliness for you today with the Pre-orders live on our super, shiny new website from the good folks at Image Comics and Marvel. Both their new lists for January are up for your perusal and its a good mix. The House of Ideas has some more of the mega-event...

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Watchmen one of the hundred greatest novels

October 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The October 24th issue of the internationally-respected Time magazine has an article by their literary critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, listing their version of the top one hundred English-language novels from 1923 to the present day. Well, I think most book lovers have seen plenty of ‘best ever novel’ lists in the last ten...

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Maximum 4 Mosley

October 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Walter Mosley, the internationally best-selling crime novelist (and long-time comics fan) is apparently the inspiration behind the incredibly tasty Fantastic Four Maximum Edition coming from Marvel this November. Mosley said that he had the idea for the blown-up images because when he was a child reading comics he would try to get as close as...

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The Wizard of Oz

October 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the FPI blog’s favourite makkars, Jeff VanderMeer, has some delightful posts up on his VanderWorld blog detailing his excursion to the Land Down Under where he signed books, engaged in learned literary debate and writer’s workshops, so called because in the olde days unscrupulous publishers used to lock young writers into rooms in...

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Bond

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from yesterday’s speculation the new James Bond has been announced and – no real surprise – it is indeed Daniel Craig who will be the next holder of the double-O license to kill. Shooting on the Paul Haggis-scripted Casino Royale begins in January and promises to take us back to the books with...

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