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The UK’s most prestigious literary science fiction gongs, the Arthur C Clarke Awards, has announced this year’s shortlist, and as ever it is an interesting mix, from an author best known for literary fiction to...

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Awards: Hugo shortlist announced

April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Hugo Awards, a major event in the science fiction community, have announced their shortlist nominees for this year, with the winners being announced at the 74th WorldCon – MidAmeriCon II this year – in...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #55

April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ok, time for the weekly round up of bits and bobs from the wacky world that is comics…....

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #54

March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our weekly quick-hit news and links round up Terrific news from Film 4 this week – they announced on their Twitter that they have scheduled a screening of the superb comics documentary Future Shock: the...

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The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor Lavalle, Tor In recent months top SF&F publishers Tor have bee putting out a series of rather tasty wee novellas covering fantasy, science fiction and, here, straying into Lovecraftian...

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Empire V: the Prince of Hamlet, Victor Pelevin, Gollancz Shortly after receiving a copy of this book I set it upon a work surface and turned away to address something or another for a moment...

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Reviews: Lois before Superman – Fallout

March 9, 2016 | 1 Comments

Lois Lane – Fallout, Gwenda Bond, Curious Fox Books Superheroes in prose novels can prove to be a very mixed bag. Sometimes, like Michael Carroll’s New Heroes (Quantum Prophecy in the US) series works brilliantly,...

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Books: the Arthur C Clarke Awards

March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’re well into the old awards season in many genre and artforms – we’ve seen the Oscars and BAFTAs just recently for film, the BSFA short list for science fiction and fantasy writing, and very...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #51

March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our regular weekly quick news and links round up… After once saying he would never embark on another trilogy (after the Cosmonaut Keep series), one of my very favourite science fiction writers, Ken MacLeod, has...

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Reviews: Lustlocked

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lustlocked, Matt Wallace, Tor In Matt Wallace’s follow up to ‘Envy of Angels’ (reviewed here), we return to Sin du Jour to attend another out of this world catering extravaganza. Or perhaps that’s the wrong...

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