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  • 26 2018 April

    Short but sweet

    If you didn’t see Thor: Ragnarok in the cinema in the Netherlands, you probably missed out on a sweet little extra that was only shown there. Kort maar Krachtig (Short but Sweet) is a high octane...

  • 26 2018 April

    Reviews: the Avengers assemble for Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War, Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Starring Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch,...

  • 25 2018 April

    Director’s Commentary: David Ziggy Greene talks Times Like These

    We’ve been big fans of David Ziggy Greene‘s work for a few years on the blog. His regular Scene & Heard strip in stalwart thorn in the establishment side journal Private Eye takes elements of...

  • 24 2018 April

    The City and the City

    I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

  • 24 2018 April

    Comics – More details for this year’s ELCAF announced

    We’ve already posted that this year’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – will take place across the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June this summer, but now Nobrow’s Angela has been in...

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Real-life Comic hero

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper carried a fascinating piece about a real-life hero who later became a comic book hero. Private Jimmy Stokes won the highest honour, the Victoria Cross, during fierce fighting in the Netherlands. Despite being shot eight times he single-handedly captured seventeen German soldiers. His amazing feats were later immoratalised in the classic...

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Woken Furies

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have to direct your attention to a brand-new novel from one of my favourite authors and one of the rising stars (I’m sure he’ll blush at that, but it’s true) of the new wave of Brit SF, Richard Morgan. I’ve been a huge fan of Richard’s work since his debut novel Altered Carbon hit...

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The BSFA and Arthur C Clarke awards nominees

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

For your edification we present you with the full shortlists for both the Arthur C Clarke and the British Science Fiction Association awards. Each novel here is reviewed on our webstore and we are offering a full 25% off all nominees. The British Science Fiction Association Awards Century Rain, Alistair Reynolds Forty Signs of Rain,...

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Awards season

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The glitzy glamour of the Oscars and BAFTAs may be past, but don’t despair as there are far more important awards still to come this season! Yes, I am talking about the two most prestigious literary awards in the British SF&F calendar: the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) awards and the Arthur C Clarke Awards....

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Classical

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have an absolute gem of a book to bring to your attention today, from one of the UK’s fine stable of small publishers, the Rose Press. Jocasta is a re-interpreatation of some of the most important – and oldest – plays in literary history, the Theban Plays by Sophocles. Here Brian Aldiss – surely...

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Keep on truckin’

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Robert Crumb, probably one of the most famous cartoonists of the last hundred years (if not the most famous), is receiving a lot of (overdue in our opinion) attention right now (not least in the Guardian this week). A new collection/autobiography – the R Crumb Handbook – has been released and a major retrospective of...

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New Spring

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fantasy mega-bestselling author Robert Jordan is to branch into the illustrated realms. Along with Chuck Dixon (Batman and numerous others) he is adapting his Wheel of Time prequel New Spring for Red Eagle Entertainment. New Spring is scheduled for monthly releases and should debut at the Comic-Con International in San Diego in July....

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Vintage T-shirts

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Calvin got in touched with us today to tell us about a book he’s working on (due for publication next year) which is a fashion and design title on a subject close to our collective chests here – vintage T-shirts. He’s trying to track down some of the original cult film and SF T-shirts of...

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Hellboy

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Dark Horse has announced the first Hellboy mini-series for far too long. Hellboy: the Island #1 (of 2) has our favourite big, red guy washing up on an island (surprise!) where he is tempted by singing dead men and stubbornly decides to ignore good advice from and old enemy. This is to be a sequel...

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Galactic Glasgow

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My Glaswegian colleague Jim in the Buchanan Street FPI tells me that the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow’s Renfield Street (no idea if it was named after Dracula’s henchman, sorry) will be showing the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith. It will take place at twelve midnight this Friday (11th) and...

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