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  • 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...

  • 13 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #170

    And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe offer up links and news spotted over the last few days with Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Steve Ditko, RIP Very sad news...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: She Could Fly

    She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: Ravencry

    Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

  • 11 2018 July

    Reviews: creepy folk horror in Dogged

    Dogged, Directed by Richard Rowntree, Starring Sam Saunders, Debra Leigh-Taylor, Nadia Lamin, Philip Ridout, Jo Southwell, Aiysha Jebali, Toby Wynn-Davies Richard Rowntree has being paying his dues in the movie business for years, working on...

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Kaotica

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

If you’ll recall we had a story about a rock metal band recently which featured none other than top comics artist (and enthusiastic skins-basher we’re told) Simon Bisley. Well, my colleague Mike has just sent me this groovy flier for Kaotica’s first single, The Priest, due in May and, naturally, the Totally Metal artwork comes...

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Phoenix

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the Marvel character but the Phoenix Convention, or P-Con as it is known in fan circles. Padraig writes to tell us that the well-regarded P-Con III now has a website up with the first details of the next convention due in March 2006 in Dublin. The guest of honour will be Susanna Clarke,...

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Sin City premieres

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

The visually-astonishing Sin City movie had its official premiere in LA this week. Word of mouth from those lucky enough to see advance preview screenings is that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have delivered precisely what the trailers promised, a film which is not so much an adaptation of a graphic novel but the graphic...

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Who resigns

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF fans are in a state of surprise today after the BBC announced Christopher Eccleston is stepping down from Doctor Who after only one season in the role over fears of typecasting and a desire for new projects. Coming only days after a triumphant first episode which held some ten million viewers attention and drew...

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In the News

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble Edinburgh branch of Forbidden Planet International is featured today in the Edinburgh Evening News. They have an article on merchandise and tie-ins to accompany the slew of new SF&F films such as Star Wars and the new Doctor Who series. Naturally they turned to us as experts – and who is the handsome...

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It figures

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Star Wars figures, that is – a first look for you at the forthcoming figures to accompany Revenge of the Sith, including Anakin Skywalker, R2D2 and, in a wonderful move, a pregnant Padme! Details are still sketchy, but you can check out more images on our webstore and we are taking pre-orders – more...

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The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Those clever folk at Big Finish productions (home of the Doctor Who audio adventures among many others) have produced a three CD, full cast version of Bryan Talbot’s classic The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Yes, Luther Arkwright in the new-fangled talking medium! Parallel Britainsare open to Luther, including one where the Restoration never took place...

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Sweep away the crumbs

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, that’s the end of our very special offer on the Complete Robert Crumb series. Don’t despair though – we still have our very generous offer running on the Arthur C Clarke awards nominess as well as this year’s excellent BSFA winner, River of Gods and the other nominees in the BSFA list. Watch...

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BSFA winner announced

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Also at the busy EasterCon the winners of this year’s British Science Fiction Association awards were announced. It appears the excellent novelist Adam Roberts was bang on the money as the novel he predicted was most likley to win did indeed take the coveted Best Novel prize: Ian McDonald’s fascinating, absorbing and exotic near-future, multiple-character...

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Hugo

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from their formal announcement at the EasterCon, Emerald City’s Cheryl Morgan has very kindly sent us details of the eagerly anticipated Hugo awards official nominees. Rumours were circling in recent days concerning various authors, including writers we’re very keen on here – now some of those rumours are indeed fact, as you may all...

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