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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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Dude, where’s my towel?

April 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, after years of false starts and languishing in development hell, the movie version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy finally arrives on general release this weekend. Some of you will be new to it, some of you (like me) have been following it from the original radio series. We’ve got some very cool...

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Signing

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin tells me that we have a couple of signings coming up in May in our Irish branches in Dublin and Belfast (hi, guys!). Erica Durance, who has appeared on The Collector, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda and Tru Calling among many others and is currently gracing our screens as Lois Lane in the excellent...

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Serenity

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

A trailer for Serenity, Joss Whedon’s film outing of his excellent-but-still-cancelled Western-in-space series, Firefly has been posted on the web to whet our appetites. Still a bit of a wait for the film, especially for those of us in the UK, but at least we have Joss’ own comic book adaptation to look forward to...

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Bite me

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Howard Chaykin’s Bite Club has just hit the shelves in the last few days. A digest-sized graphic novel it collects the mini-series featuring the lives of Latino gangsters in Florida who just happen to be vampires. When the head of the Del Toro family is whacked his will names his son as his successor, despite...

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Diorama

April 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fed up with your Star Wars figures falling over on the shelf? Well we have the solution to the heartbreak of tottering action figures – the Star Wars Diorama! A scene from the original movies with stands for vintage and new figures, coming in a cool retro-packaged box, great fun!...

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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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