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  • 25 2018 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #165

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to bring you more news and links spotted over the last few days in our regular Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Stan Sakai Honoured The...

  • 24 2018 May

    Shortlist announced for Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition

    We’ve seen some quite excellent graphic novels coming from British Indy publisher Myriad Editions over the last few years. As well as publishing quite a diverse range of graphic novels (among their wider range of...

  • 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...

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Hugos news

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominations process for the Hugo awards to be presented at the Worldcon this summer in Glasgow has now closed, with the official shortlist due to be released at Easter. The Worldcon organisers have announced that the Hugo ceremony MCs this year will be the writer, broadcaster and critic Kim Newman and the Arthur C...

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Joss Whedon

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The ultra-fab Joss Whedon has been back at the world of comics, this time in the esteemed company of some of his fellow writing team from Buffy and Angel. Dark Horse has collected together their Tales of the Vampires, a number of short stories linked together by having a captive vampire narrating them to school...

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Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is an intriguing insight into the creative process available to comics fans on the web at the moment. The far-too-incredibly-gifted Neil Gaiman mentioned on his journal that the equally gifted Michael Zulli who provided the gorgeous illustrations for the Wake chapters of the Sandman (among many other works) has tired of being asked to...

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Shaun of the Dead

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie magazine Empire has just held their annual awards as voted for by their readers. The totally excellent Shaun of the Dead – described as a Rom-Com-Zom flick – took the award for Best British movie. In related news IDW recently announced the publication of a four-issue mini-series of Shaun of the Dead. Chris...

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Déjà vu

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Debut writer Ian Hocking kindly got in touch with us recently to let us know about his first SF novel, Déjà Vu. Set in 2023 it follows David Proctor, a scientist on the run, blamed for bombing the ‘West Lothian Project’ years before. David doesn’t remember committing this atrocity, but it seems everyone else does....

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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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