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  • 21 2018 February

    Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

    Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

  • 20 2018 February

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2069

    The latest Prog hits the comic shop shelves on 21st February. Time to take a little look at what’s inside....

  • 19 2018 February

    Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh

    Sunday 25th of February will be a special Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh in the heart of the city’s historic Old Town. A trio of Indy small press creators will be along between...

  • 19 2018 February

    Reviews: picking up the pieces – the return of Jigsaw

    Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

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April 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

This year’s BSFA winner, River of Gods by Ian McDonald, has just been released into mass market paperback. Gleaming piles of award-winning, literary lusciousness await the discerning buyer in our branches and online. Also on the Hugo and Arthur C Clarke awards shortlists, could Ian pull of an awards hat-trick?...

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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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