Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #10 – SVK

Wait, you can still get SVK? Publishers BERG say: For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, SVK is a collaboration we’ve published between writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Crooked Little Vein, RED), artist Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker (Stickleback, Lazarus Churchyard, 2000AD). It’s an experimental graphic novella about looking – an investigation into perception, storytelling […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #8 – Darklore Vol 6

Ladies and gentlemen: the sixth instalment of Darklore – a fantastic anthology series covering hidden history, fringe science and general Forteana – is now available for sale. Contents: Cat Vincent examines the birth of a modern monster meme: The Slenderman. Mark Foster unlocks the mystery of the ‘Trial Passages’ beside the Giza pyramids. Robert Schoch […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #7 – At the Mountains of Madness

Ian J. Culbard’s fantastic adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s classic. A tale of terror unlike any other: The barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless, or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found strange fossils of unheard-of creatures, carved stones tens of millions of years old and, finally, the unspeakable, […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #6 – Somnium

Written in the early years of the 21st century, when the author (Steve Moore) was engaged in dream-explorations and mystical practices centred on the Greek moon-goddess Selene, Somnium is an intensely personal and highly-embroidered fictional tapestry that weaves together numerous historical and stylistic variations on the enduring myth of Selene and Endymion. Ranging through the […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #5 – The Definitive Judge’s House

The Definitive Judge’s House Introduction and frontispiece by Mike Mignola Endnotes and afterword by Jack G. Voller Bram Stoker Series #6  Printings: December 2011 (150) Style: A5, hand-sewn pamphlet Length: 36 pages   “I was probably about thirteen years old when I read Dracula for the first time. I have no idea why. I ordered […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #3 – Vampire Academy GN

This wonderfully tempting graphic novel perfectly brings to life all of the forbidden pleasures of Richelle Mead’s phenomenal Vampire Academy series. Overseen by Richelle Mead, adapted by Leigh Dragoon and illustrated by acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli, this beautiful new format will be loved by fans old and new.  St Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #2 – A Study in Sherlock

BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES—IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one-of-a-kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in […]

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Suggested stuff to buy this gift giving season #1 – SteamPunk Magazine Anthology

At long last, SteamPunk Magazine issues #1-7 are in print once more! They are bound in this 432 page, lovingly designed anthology released by the collectively-run publisher Combustion Books, with an introduction by Jake von Slatt and a handsome cover illustrated by John Coulthart. The anthology can be purchased for $20.99 from the independent distributor […]

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Some interesting books lying around the house

here are a handful of books (and booklets) lying around the house at the moment – some have been knocking about for a little while, others newly arrived – which we really should have blogged about by now. I keep spotting them and making a mental note to write just a line or two about […]

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Some festive(ish) recommendations

he gift giving season is well and truly upon us once more and it’s entirely possible that you’re desperately looking for the perfect present, or maybe even that you’re still not sure what to ask for yourself.  Perhaps you’re reading this post Yule and have some book tokens burning a hole in your pocket. In […]

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On Richard Matheson and audio books

I admit that I arrived fairly late in the 21st century where items of personal hardware are concerned. For example, I am only now just beginning to use my own mobile phone (a bog standard pay-as-you-go which formerly belonged to my Grandmother) as opposed to just using up all my wife’s credit texting “see you […]

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Save The Chap!

That fine upstanding, pipe smoking, tweed jacketed, proper cup of tea drinking, cravat wearing, gin sipping periodical The Chap is in trouble. This from www.thechap.net: Like many venerable institutions, The Chap has run into financial difficulties, due principally to a disastrous result in the 2.30 at Wincanton. But also the spiralling costs of paper stock, […]

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Bryan Talbot’s Grandville – coming October 2009

Bryan Talbot  is a man I could quite happily spend a good few hours in the pub with (in fact I have on several occasions which should explain the story about me and Charisma Carpenter which appeared in his book The Naked Artist) . He is also a genius and a fantastically talented artist who […]

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