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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...

Dreadful Company, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books (delectable cover art by Will Staehle) “An absolute delight.” That was what I said about the first of Vivian Shaw’s Great Helsing novels, Strange Practice, around this time last year (see here for the review). In fact you can see that quote on the back cover of this second...

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We’ve posted several times before about top UK Indy publisher Myriad Editions and their strong track record of not only having some quite excellent and diverse graphic novels in their publishing slate, but also for their extremely welcome approach to encouraging and nurturing new talent. The Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition has become a major...

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Genesis is a pretty interesting looking post-apocalyptic British science fiction film starring John Hannah, Olivia Grant and Chike Okonkwo, and it is coming out on digital download from Lionsgate on July 9th, and on DVD from July 16th. From the description: “Prepare yourself for stellar British sci-fi adventure Genesis, as Man battles Machine in a...

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A quick reminder that this Saturday (7th) is the third Small Press day. Local comics stores around Ireland and the UK are taking part with events highlighting the vibrant small press comics scene creators. It’s a great chance to meet some of those Indy comickers, pick up their works (and get them signed!) and also...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday and that means it is time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), Richard and Joe’s weekly round up of news and links spotted over the last few days: Peter Firmin, RIP Sad news as we learned that Peter Firmin, a legendary creator in Brit children’s TV animation, has passed away at the age of...

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Before Mars, Emma Newman, Gollancz Planetfall and After Atlas were both some of the most interesting and emotionally immersive speculative fiction I have ever read, and I’m happy to report that Before Mars is no different in those respects. Emma Newman’s writing is exemplary of good science fiction. It finds a balance between exploring human...

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Reviews: the Demon Headmaster

July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Demon Headmaster: the Complete Series, Directed by Roger Singleton-Turner, Starring Terrence Hardiman, Frances Amey, Gunnar Cauthery, Thomas Szekeres, Tessa Peake-Jones BBC/Simply Media Nostalgia alert! Well, for all you younger folks out there. While I was aware of the series being on when it first aired in 1996, I was past the age of watching children’s...

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The Incredibles 2, Directed by Brad Bird, Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson The Parr family is back; after a fourteen year wait Brad Bird finally brings the one superhero team that I never tire of watching, back to the big screen again. Picking up directly...

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Panel Borders: Sci-Fi and Satire

July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time once more for Alex Fitch, the man with the roving microphone, to fill us in on the latest episode of the excellent Panel Borders show. As ever, for more details and to check out a pile of previous shows with all sorts of authors and artists, visit the Panel Borders site. Panel Borders:...

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Horror at the Edinburgh Film Festival

July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last week or so I’ve been off at my annual movie pilgrimage at the world’s oldest continually running film fest, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and as always I had a healthy mix of all sorts of film – locally-made, documentary, foreign language, classic retrospective and a pretty interesting brace of horror movies...

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