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One more day of Advent goes by and it’s time to bend the rules just that little bit. I had meant to just keep this to comics, but the other night I found myself looking...

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Good Omens

December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sean Phillips reports that BBC Radio 4 has a forthcoming adaptation of one of the most loved of modern fantasy novels, Good Omens, a collaboration, as most of you will doubtless be aware, between much...

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You know, there’s a really enjoyable regularity to these sorts of “comic included in <insert prestigious thing here> for the first time” headlines. Here’s the latest… Corpse Talk by Adam Murphy is up for the...

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Well, here’s a nice bit of news to look forward to over Christmas. If you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate a little radio. And lets face it, no one does radio any better than BBC....

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Reviews: Monsters

November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monsters Emily Hare and Matt Dixon Sometimes when I write a script, I’ll have a panel description that will say something like “Our hero fighting a monster”. I don’t have any description of the creature...

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The Peripheral, William Gibson, Viking “Inside, the trailer was the colour of Vaseline...” I’ve been reading Bill Gibson’s work since my teens (which now feel like a lifetime ago, back in a former century); Neuromancer...

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Books: an unpublished Iain Banks interview

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

(pic of Iain Banks & Ian Rankin from my Flickr) Strange Horizons is running their 2014 fundraiser, and as part of it Jude Roberts has posted up a previously unpublished interview with the much-missed Iain...

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Ah, the Princess Bride – beloved book and film not just for fantasy fans but one which reached out way beyond the SF&F fans to become a regular fixture on many film critics’ Best Movies...

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The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury “The queen woke early that morning: “A week from today,” she said aloud. “A week from today, I shall be married.”” Short review: it’s Neil...

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Next month sees what sounds like a fascinating event taking place at the Science Museum in London – Arab Science Fiction: From Imagination to Innovation tales place on Saturday November 15th from 7 to 9pm. From...

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