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  • 24 2018 May

    Reviews: Witchfinder returns with The Gates of Heaven

    Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: the Gates of Heaven, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, D’Israeli, Clem Robins, Michelle Madsen, Dark Horse Comics It’s always a pleasure to have any new Mike Mignola works to read, and in...

  • 24 2018 May

    New Brecht Evens for September

    The most colourful of current Flemish cartoonists (in all meanings of the word), Brecht Evens, has announced the publication of his next graphic novel, The City Of Belgium for the end of 2018, with an...

  • 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...

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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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Interzone

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

The spring edition of Interzone (a pillar of the UK SF&F scene for many years) has a Q&A with author Ian R MacLeod who brought us the very unusual The Light Ages and his recent House of Storms (beckoning you from our book shelves as we speak, have a browse, go on). To say Ian’s...

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Sin City Reviewed

April 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Recently returned from the City Which Never Sleeps, my colleague Kenny shares his thoughts on the new Sin City movie which has just opened State-side (topping the US box office on it’s opening day on Friday, taking some $12 million – over twice the take of the second placed film, Beauty Shop): I was lucky...

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Quatermass

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

This Saturday the digital channel BBC Four is going to attempt to re-create one of the seminal tales of British SF, the Quatermass Experiment, widely held to be the first ever British TV SF. Created by Nigel Kneale, a TV writer-producer far ahead of his time, Quatermass is justifiably celebrated as one of the best...

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OZ SF

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following up from the recent information on the Australian SF awards that author Marianne de Pierres kindly sent us, I’ve had a very interesting follow up courtesy of Rowena, who is happy to give us a peek into the world of Australian SF&F (thanks, Rowena!). Marianne and Rowena will be appearing on one of the...

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