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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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Sweep away the crumbs

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, that’s the end of our very special offer on the Complete Robert Crumb series. Don’t despair though – we still have our very generous offer running on the Arthur C Clarke awards nominess as well as this year’s excellent BSFA winner, River of Gods and the other nominees in the BSFA list. Watch...

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BSFA winner announced

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Also at the busy EasterCon the winners of this year’s British Science Fiction Association awards were announced. It appears the excellent novelist Adam Roberts was bang on the money as the novel he predicted was most likley to win did indeed take the coveted Best Novel prize: Ian McDonald’s fascinating, absorbing and exotic near-future, multiple-character...

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Hugo

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from their formal announcement at the EasterCon, Emerald City’s Cheryl Morgan has very kindly sent us details of the eagerly anticipated Hugo awards official nominees. Rumours were circling in recent days concerning various authors, including writers we’re very keen on here – now some of those rumours are indeed fact, as you may all...

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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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