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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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Manga Mania!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not content with our Hellblazer offer we’re also enticing your graphic novel pennies out of your pocket with our excellent offer on Manga in our stores:...

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Shiver me Timbers!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just to show he is as excited by cool action figure collectables as he is a good X-Men title, my colleague Steve offers this rum and cutlass choice for you: Neca have done it again, with their popular REEL Toys series of Action Figures. The latest offerings are the Pirates of the Caribbean Series 1...

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The Stross Factor

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus magazine’s online edition (print edition available from your friendly, local, neighbourhood FPI store) has an interesting article by Russell Letson on British author Charles Stross. If you’ve not come across Charlie’s work have a look at this as a primer. Charlie’s UK debut novel, Singularity Sky is out now in paperback and the sequel,...

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New Book News

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just found out via the news blog of the Alien Online that one of my favourite authors, Peter F Hamilton, has now handed in the finished manuscript to Judas Unchained, the sequel to the very fine Pandora’s Star (which is due in paperback this month). Running a little late, but since Peter has had a...

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Steve’s Comic Hot Picks

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, my esteemed colleague from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, Steve, presents you with his favourite comic picks for the week for your delictation, delight and pocket money. Joe Well, anyone unfortunate enough to have had the weather we’ve endured over the past few days if it was...

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when did we get musical, you may be asking? Well since we heard a rumour that the man pounding those skins...

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Worldcon

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl Morgan, one of the organisers of this summer’s Worldcon, Interaction, (as well as running her own very good reviews site, Emerald City)has dropped us a line to say the already-impressive list of guests from the world of science fiction and fantasy has been updated. We’re getting quite excited at this 63rd Worldcon happening in...

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“I am Iron Man”

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the old song, but the armoured superhero. My colleague Kevin pointed out the shiny, new Ultimate Iron Man #1 just in from Marvel and written by no less than Orson Scott Card, author of the classic SF series Prentice Alvin and Ender Saga (among others), with pencils by Andy Kubert. Marvel seem to...

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Half-Life 2 Sweeps BAFTA Games Awards

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Half-Life 2 swept the BAFTA games awards this week, taking no less than six awards including the coveted Best Game and, reflecting the modern broadband online experience Half-Life 2 also took the Best Online Game. The very fact that BAFTA now run a games category (this was the second ceremony) illustrates how film, TV, music...

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Illustrated Silverberg

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Steve in the Edinburgh FP shop brought a rather nifty-looking adaptation of the great Robert Silverberg’s The Seventh Shrine (issue one) which has just arrived in-store. Set after the events in the novel Valentine Pontifex this is a part of the Majipoor fantasy series. Valentine travels to an excavation of the ancient metamorph’s city of...

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