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What is Sci-Fi Art Now?

SciFi Art Now is a book I’ve edited under the direction of UK publishers ILEX. It will be published in October and features a wide range of art from both established and new artists from across the globe. Top science fiction artist Chris Foss – whose work influenced my SF book buying back in the 1970s – has very kindly ... Read More »

WexWorlds Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival Invades Wexford

Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer, Darren Shan (The Saga of Darren Shan) and Hugo Award-winning author Ian McDonald (Brasyl, Desolation Road) are among the many creators who will be attending the first WexWorlds Festival, in Wexford, Ireland from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd November 2009. WexWorlds is the first Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival in Wexford, the brainchild of ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: 3 February 2009

• Look out for an upcoming issue of Egmont’s TOXIC which, in addition to the regular strips and features, will feature an additional free 32-page comics supplement that is set to feature the return of a classic British comic strip character or two along with new ones, with art from creators such as Paul J. Palmer and Paul Harrison-Davies and ... Read More »

Planetary Stories with a British flavour…

(via writer Erwin K. Roberts): The coming of the new year also brings new issues of the quarterly sister web magazines Planetary Stories and Pulp Spirit, described by their editor as an online homage to the S-F pulp magazines of the 1930s through the 1950s. Some stories in the latest issues have a British element, hence this news story. The ... Read More »

Planet of the Apes Chronology Book Published

A new independently-published book about the Planet of the Apes films is now available. The 322-page Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, by Rich Handley, is described as ‘the definitive unauthorised chronology’ and is released to coincide with the franchise’s 40th anniversary. As fans of the movies and TV series will know, Planet of the Apes continuity is complicated ... Read More »

Tube Surfing: 20 July 2008

• Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett has been interviewed by The Guardian. “His is the pen behind Eighties comic-strip heroine Tank Girl, virtual band Gorillaz and the opera Monkey,” the article opens, “and soon you’ll be seeing his animated title sequence for the Olympics on TV. He tells Mark Kermode how a shy boy turned into a great graphic art ... Read More »

NetFinds: SF in Six Words

A nice little find this evening… back in November 2006, Wired Magazine published the results of an appeal for some very short SF stories – six word stories to be precise. The challenge to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games was inspired by Ernest Hemingway, who once wrote a story in just ... Read More »

The Ten Doctors

(with thanks to Paul Eldridge for the link): Talk about your labours of love: in March last year Doctor Who fan Richard Morris began his epic fan story The Ten Doctors, now at one hundred pages and counting — a complex but beautifully drawn cartoon-styled Doctor Who story, with snappy dialogue and a skilled script that sees every Doctor encountering ... Read More »

Afterlife Released

After a year of long evenings after work, indie British comic creator Michael Crouch has finally produced Afterlife, a one-off science fiction tale. Afterlife is the story of a group of people on the distant Earth colony world of Nightfall. During a routine mining operation they discover a large stone cross buried underground with a hole in each extremity. A ... Read More »

Nebulous Returns

The SF comedy series Nebulous returns to BBC Radio 4 at 11 pm on Thursday 15 May for the first in a new series of six episodes. Set in 2099, the comedy series involves the Key Environmental Non-Judgemental Taskforce (KENT) in their fight against alien threat and ecological disaster. Starring Mark Gatiss as Professor Nebulous and David Warner as his ... Read More »

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