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I was at the launch for the programme for this summer’s Edinburgh International Book Festival just before the weekend, and as is now pretty traditional on here, I have been scouring through the (literally) hundreds...

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Art: Literary latitudes and longitudes…

September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

How wonderful is this? Martin Vargic’s world map of literature, taking in the Syllabic Ocean and the Short Story Sea, and the lands of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller and History and more. I’m very fond of maps,...

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I’m delighted to introduce blog readers to another member of the Forbidden Planet International crew and a comics creator himself, Malachy Coney, one of our professional geeks from our Belfast store, who has sent us...

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Comédie du Livre

March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s Comédie du Livre book festival in Montpellier, France, is celebrating British literature, with a focus on an area where our writers enjoy a much-deserved global reputation: science fiction and fantasy. Among the Brit...

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Director’s Commentary – Mary Talbot

January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m always fascinated to learn more about how works of art come into being, be it comics, books, films or any other medium; I find it often informs my reading of a text more, allowing...

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Welcome to Trip City

November 1, 2011 | 1 Comments

Nick Abadzis sends us news of Trip City, a new “Brooklyn-filtered literary and arts salon” which launched today. From the looks of it TC will be taking in all sorts of media – there’s a...

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Ken MacLeod interviewed

July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

On the SF Crowsnest Ewan Angus talks to one of my very favourite writers of contemporary science fiction, Ken MacLeod, about his latest novel, the fascinating Night Sessions, which combines an SF take on the...

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Mind Meld – international science fiction

July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

SF Signal has been running a series of fascinating articles looking at international science fiction beyond the Anglophone world which culminates in this post (which has links to the earlier parts included), which I highly...

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