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  • 03 2018 August

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #173

    It’s Friday and that means time for another round up of news and links spotted over the last few days as Richard and Joe bring you Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): D’oh! Simpsons Comics to end...

  • 31 2018 July

    Alex’s audio round up

    It’s time for the man with the roving microphone, Alex Fitch, to update us on the latest episode of his excellent Panel Borders podcast; as ever for more details and to check out a pile...

  • 30 2018 July

    Reviews: 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown, Directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon, Julie Cox, Steven Cree Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) is one of the last of a dying breed – what used to...

  • 27 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #172

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to update you with some news and links spotted over the last few days with another Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense)! Shazam! Trailer drops The...

  • 26 2018 July

    FP Wolverhampton is having a birthday party!

    Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton is turning twenty! And they are celebrating with an anniversary party on August 4th: “To celebrate the Wolverhampton shop’s 20th anniversary, we will be having a party in the store. Bring...

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Susurrate

August 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some friends have been busy of late setting up a brand-new review site, Susurrate, which will cover SF, Fantasy and Graphic Novels, with a number of contributors, including some of the regulars from the award-winning Alien Online crew. George and Matthew tell me the first batch of reviews are up already, including Dark Horse’s Book...

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Hugo boss

August 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nail-biting is over for another year as the (all British novelists, thank you very much) Hugo nominees finally find out who has won one of the most prestigious awards in the genre. Last night by the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow the awards were announced at Interaction the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention....

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Worldcon

August 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, this weekend sees the start of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (we can hear one lot of artists practising what sounds like a didgeridoo in a venue near the Edinburgh FPI) but through in the West Coast of Bonnie Scotland an equally important cultural event is now underway as Worldcon gathers pace in Glasgow. If...

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Barefoot

August 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow, the 6th of August, will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the first dropping of an atomic bomb. It’s a day when what had been science fiction became terrifyingly real and thousands of people in the Japanese city of Hiroshima vanished from the Earth. The world woke up to a new nightmare which would influence...

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Literary fun

August 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer drops a line to the FPI Blogging Batcave to tell us he’s started a little literary competition on his blog. Those of you who have read City of Saints and Madmen will not be surprised to discover it is a little, well, different… Each year a fun literary competition is run, called...

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Ex Machina

August 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Line has optioned Tony Harris and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina series for a possible film. While a huge number of books and comic series get optioned regularly this does not always translate into an actual movie being made (couple of years down the line and we’re still waiting for production on Richard Morgan’s...

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World Fantasy Awards

August 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the World Fantasy Awards have been listed on a variety of SF sites over the weekend. In the novels section the authors shortlisted include a couple we’ve been banging on about this year on the FPI blogs and catalogues, Susanna Clarke and China Miéville, which is great to see (we told you...

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Wonka

August 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The wonderfully over-the-top Tim Burton adaptation of Roald Dahl’s dark children’s classic novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hit the UK at the weekend (and it is a delight for Burton and Dahl fans alike I reckon), leaping straight to the number one spot at the box office. Naturally we have some lovely little treasures...

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Haunted

July 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our chums at the excellent indie press that is Slave Labor Graphics tell us that they are publishing the first of their tie-ins with the Mouse Kingdom this autumn. The first Disney title will be The Haunted Mansion, inspired by the famous ride rather than the Eddie Murphy movie (I can hear sighs of relief...

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Ice Haven

July 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

Since the Most Excellent Dan Clowes, creator of (among others) Ghost World is being featured in today’s Guardian newspaper (which reports he is working on a movie adaptation of Art School Confidential) this would seem to be an opportune moment to let you all know that his latest collection is now in stock. Ice Haven...

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