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Books: The Arthur C Clarke Award

February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual Arthur C Clarke Awards – the UK’s most prestigious award for literary science fiction – doesn’t do a longlist, but in recent years they have instead taken to posting up a list off...

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As is de rigeur these days, the latest edition of the Festival of Angoulême opened today with the announcement of the winner of the Grand Prix.  As is the custom, this comics luminary will act...

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It’s getting closer to Christmas, but for comics aficionados the world over, that only means it’s only one more month to Angoulême, that midwinter fest of all things comics. And even for those who are...

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Rodolphe Töpffer, creator of the Histoire de M. Jabot and the Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame, is largely recognized as one of the fathers (and, if you believe the French-speaking part of the world, the father – this is disputed...

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Awards: the Excelsior Awards shortlist announced

December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week the junior category for the Excelsior Awards was announced, covering comics for younger readers (see here), and today the shortlist nominees for the older readers (roughly aged 11-16 years of age) has...

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Paul Register drops us a line to alert us to the shortlist going live for the Junior section of the Excelsior Awards – the great school-student based comics awards which sees the kids themselves reading,...

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Awards: the Young People’s Comic Award 2016

September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Adam Cadwell alerts us to the news that the YPCA – the Young Person’s Comics Award, the part of the British Comic Awards focusing on good graphic reading for younger fans – has announced their...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #75

August 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

Time again for our weekly quick-hit new and links round up: The shortlist for the annual Ignatz Awards were announced recently, and it is a smorgasbord of top Indy comics talent (and how nice to...

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Books: The Arthur C Clarke Award

August 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time (published by Tor), has won this year’s Arthur C Clarke Award, the most prestigious UK prize for literary science fiction. “Children of Time has a universal scale and sense of...

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The annual Hugo Awards, one of the big events in science fiction, were announced over the weekend at the Worldcon, this year the MidAmeriCon III held in Kansas City. Last year and again this year...

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