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  • 23 2018 May

    Reviews: The Grey Bastards

    The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

  • 23 2018 May

    Small Press Day is coming!

    Small Press Day returns to numerous locations throughtout the UK and Ireland on Saturday 7th of July. We’ve had a blast at previous events, celebrating some great local Indy comickers, and again some of our...

  • 22 2018 May

    FP Hanley relaunch this weekend!

    Stoke area peeps, our store in Hanley has been undergoing a refit and upgrade, and will be having a relaunch to celebrate their new, improved swankiness this weekend, with special offers and prizes and other...

  • 22 2018 May

    Reviews: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – Solo

    Solo: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany It’s the origin story from the Galaxy far, far...

  • 21 2018 May

    Competitions: win some chilling viewing with Insidious the Last Key

    The latest entry in James Wan and Oren Peli’s delightfully creepy Insidious series of horror movies, The Last Key, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, so you can scare your pants off in the...

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Super

April 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers studios have released the first image of Brandon Routh from the new Superman Returns film. In addition to newcomer Routh in the titular role the film will star Kevin Spacey, Frank Langella, James Marsden and Parker Posey. Helming duties are now in the very capable hands of Usual Suspects and X-Men director Bryan...

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Angel Fire

April 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of a luscious little horror graphic novel from British independent publishers Shattered Frames. Angel Fire is the name of both the book and the new designer drug becoming popular with the rich; it promises the user a taste of Heaven itself, but Heaven, of course, comes...

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Making history

April 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based publishers Canongate have just printed a nice new edition of A History Maker by Alasdair Gray, a writer/artist who is surely one of Scotland’s artistic treasures (and one of my favourite writers). His magnificent Lanark: A Life in Four Books (probably the best Scottish novel of the last century in my opinion) is often...

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The Atlantic divide

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our favourite authors, Hugo-nominated Charlie Stross, has been ruminating on why there has been such a surge of top-grade SF and Fantasy in the UK, while another Hugo-nominee, Cheryl Morgan, one of the movers and shakers (the shakes can be controlled by drugs apparently) behind Worldcon, posits her own reflections on the excellent...

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Locus

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The latest edition of Locus (issue 531, Volume 54, No. 4 if you want it exactly) has arrived on our shelves. Among the usual mix of goodies there is coverage of the Tiptree, Stoker and Hugo awards, a tribute to the late Andre Norton who passed away very recently and an interview with the far-too-talented...

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Boldly podding…

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends over at Trek United, the campaign to save Star Trek we told you about recently, have announced the latest in a series of podcasts you can listen to, the latest of which features Chase Masterson of DS9 fame. Slice of SciFi is now being rated top dog by Podcast Alley, so motor on...

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The Eisners announced

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The pre-eminent awards shortlist for all of Comicdom, the Eisners, have been announced. It is a massive and pretty diverse list. Below is a truncated version of the official press releases. The full text and the full nominations shortlists in detail can be found at the San Diego ComicCon International website. Our heartiest congratulations to...

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No Present Like Time

April 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the excellent new authors to appear on the UK scene recently is Steph Swainston, who garnered rave reviews and an award for her vibrant and unusual fantasy debut last year, The Year of Our War. Steph is also one of the hot SF picks for our new catalogue this month for both the...

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Anna’s new comics picks

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Anna in the Glasgow FPI is recommending a couple of intersting new comics which she has just added to our pre-order webstore catalogue. The first is one we’ve already mentioned recently here, Joss Whedon’s Serenity adaptation coming before the movie version of the cancelled show, but Anna has a lot more detail for us and...

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Who’s he?

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Beeb has confirmed the rumours of the last couple of week concerning the rather hasty replacement required for Chris Eccleston’s new Doctor – David Tennant will be the next actor to take on the mantle of the country’s favourite Time Lord. The Scottish actor (who comes from West Lothian, not far from where I’m...

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