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  • 20 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 171

    Friday again? Well then it’s probably time for Richard and Joe have a little look see at all the comics news that they’ve noticed this week....

  • 19 2018 July

    Anne Charnock wins the Arthur C Clarke Award

    The thirty second Arthur C Clarke Award – the UK’s most presitgious celebration of written science fiction – took place in a ceremony in the famous Foyles bookstore in London last night, with Anne Charnock...

  • 18 2018 July

    Reviews: the Life of Captain Marvel

    The Life of Captain Marvel #1, Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, Marcio Menyz, Marguerite Sauvage, Marvel (cover artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco) It’s fair to say this is one of the week’s big new...

  • 17 2018 July

    Rogue Trooper movie is confirmed!!!

    Breaking news – over the weekend Brit comics fans were going nuts over some very teasing tweets from director Duncan Jones (Moon, Warcraft, Mute), hinting that for his next movie he wanted to do a...

  • 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...

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Betty Boop in Hooters

September 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it may sound like one of those copyright-dodgy 60s comix pornographic spoofs of a beloved old character, but actually its a report that cartoon pin-up gal Betty Boop has been signed up to the American chain Hooters, which my US chums tell me is some sort of gentlemen’s leisure club with attentive maid service....

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Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. These words used to send thrills down the spines of a generation of post-war kids every week. Imagine, cold, grey, post-war Britain – still in the grip of the Austerity measures and with many cities still full of bombed-out sites from the devastation of World War Two. Then imagine...

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DC to help comic retailers in Gulf Coast

September 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC (the comics giant, not the home of federal government) has generously announced that it will do its best to offer assistance to fellow comic retailers caught up in the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina across southern Gulf States. “We are extremely concerned about the safety of these comics retailers and their families, and DC...

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Book Crossing in Edinburgh

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based author Debbie Miller (the artist formerly known as Miller Lau) is planning to use the technique of book crossing to give away some copies of her brand new fantasy, Swarmthief’s Dance, which is one of the Book Picks in the current FPI Magazine. Full details over on the Alien Online courtesey of Ariel....

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Jack Kirby Musuem goes live

August 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back we mentioned that the online Jack Kirby Museum was being prepared as both a tribute to one of comics’ most legendary and influential figures and a resource for readers to learn more about Jack. Well, I’m glad to say that the site has now gone live; it is early days and...

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Journey in the SF Blogosphere

August 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Kameron Hurley is currently guest-blogging for one of the FPI blog’s faves, Jeff VanderMeer, who is (or so rumours tell us) trying to build a model of Ambergris using only meringue and cream instead of writing, but so far his Evil Monkey has eaten most of his attempts (at least, he blames the Evil Monkey)....

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Film Festival winners

August 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

The winners have been announced for the 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival which closed last night. The bad news for SF fans is that Joss Whedon’s Serenity, which had been riding high in the daily polls for the Standard Life Audience Award (where those of us in the auditorium actually get to vote for eligible...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

August 27, 2005 | 1 Comments

Well, as we begin the final weekend of this year’s Film Fest here in Edinburgh I can say it has been another stand-out year for bringing excellent and varied movies to Festival goers. We’ve had films from first-time directors and return visits from well-beloved auteurs, from micro-budget indies from home and overseas to mainstream French...

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We need comics, lots of comics…

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

There are a whole slew of forthcoming titles to have a good browse through on the FPI Graphic Novels site this week: DC, Marvel and Image have all sent out their November lists and we’ve got them up and live for you. All three have good mixes; Marvel has Shanna the She Devil, volume 4...

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More Nova Scotia

August 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The redoubtable Sandy Auden was at Worldcon and tracked down Neil Williamson and Andrew J Wilson, editors of the excellent Nova Scotia anthology (which also has a tale in it by yesterday’s interviewee, Hal Duncan). The Alien Online has the scoop....

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