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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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Bête, Adam Roberts, Gollancz It is a generally accepted fact that as a race we have a habit of projecting unrealistic human characteristics onto the various members of the animal kingdom. Dogs are jovial, friendly...

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Events: Mike Carey at Motherwell library

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

North Lanarkshire Libraries alerts us to a forthcoming event at Motherwell Library where the excellent Mike Carey will be reading. I had the very good fortune to see Mike talking about his work not once...

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Fundraisers: Punnies

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Llyn Hunter, an Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist, has a terrific looking new all-ages illustrated book, Punnies, now in its final furlong on Kickstarter and needing just that final push to make the finishing line. The...

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Books: Sara Drake’s Recovered Classics

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh, now these are making me chuckle big time – Sara Drake has ‘re-covered’ a number of classic books with a delightful play on the titles. Check out more on Sara’s site! (tip of the...

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Art: Alfabeto Pittorico

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Giornale Nuovo blog has a short piece from a while back discussing the work of 19th century illustrator Antonio Basoli and his Alfabeto Pittorico, a collection of gorgeously imaginative and detailed illustrations depicting the...

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First off, apologies for being tardy with this – normally I post short, individual reports on the comics and science fiction related events I attend at the annual Edinburgh International Book Festival as I go...

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If you are interested in French comics (and, who knows, maybe my sparse posts on this here blog over the years helped kindle that interest) or comics in general and want to know more about...

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Awards: the Hugos

August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The major science fiction gongs, the prestigious Hugo Awards, have been announced this evening at the annual WorldCon, this year LonCon, taking place in (yes, you guessed it!) London. On the comics front the brilliant...

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