Feature: Six things I learnt on my first London Film and Comic-Con

Last week I travelled to London to attend one of the big film and comic-cons of the year, London Film and Comic-Con, held at Earl’s Court. A place where a myriad of comic, film, gaming and television sci-fi and fantasy geeks were going to meet, spend money, have photos taken with their heroes and get autographs. I had previously attended a couple of smaller conventions based mostly on talks, but nothing quite as big as this....

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First teaser trailer for Paddington
Mar05

First teaser trailer for Paddington

  Check out the first teaser trailer for the film Paddington. Adapted from the series of beloved children’s books by Michael Bond and from the producer of Harry Potter, the film stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi and Colin Firth, as the voice of Paddington. The film follows Paddington, a bear who grows up in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy – who has raised him to dream of an...

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Competition: Win a selection of The Hobbit books
Oct12

Competition: Win a selection of The Hobbit books

To celebrate the release of a number of The Hobbit related books on 7 November, our good friends at HarperCollins have given us three complete sets of books to giveaway to three lucky entrants. The books on offer are (click links for more info): The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Annual 2014 The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Chronicles, Art and Design The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Movie...

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Review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
Jul28

Review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

Baxter Zevcenko’s life is pretty sweet. As the 16 year old kingpin of the Spider, his smut-peddling schoolyard syndicate, he’s making a name for himself as an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Profits are on the rise, the other gangs are staying out of his business, and he’s going out with Esme, the girl of his dreams. But when Esme gets kidnapped, and all the clues point towards strange forces at work, things start to get...

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Review: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Jun15

Review: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Thing: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar is an audiobook of collected of letters and replies from the  advice Dear Sugar, written and  narrated by Cheryl Strayed. The audiobook opens with an introduction from Steve Almond – and whilst normally I’d skip the introduction of a book, I was glad I listened to this one, as it gives the reader some important background  that makes the whole book more...

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Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag book tie-ins announced

Today Ubisoft announced three books that will tie into the release of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag , the sixth game in the main series of their multi-million selling franchise about assassins through time. The first book Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag will be released in 7 November for Europe and the 26 November for the US, with localised versions to follow. The story is about a young captain Edward Kenway as he makes his name...

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Review: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
May30

Review: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Boy Nobody is a young adult thriller written by Allen Zadoff. Set in America, it follows a young boy trained to be a highly effectively assassin who makes friends with the children of his intended targets. The idea of a boy building a relationship with a kid to gain access to their parents really intrigued me. I thought it was very clever, as a parent is unlikely to be suspicious or on guard around a kid, let alone one that’s...

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Watch Ender’s Game trailer and read 5 chapters of the book

Check out this new trailer for sci-fi film Ender’s Game. The film takes place after a  hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth.  Thanks to the heroics of a Commander called Mazer, all was not lost. Now in preparing for the next attack, the humans are training only the very best young minds – in the hopes of finding another like Mazer. The film stars sci-fi actor Harrison Ford (Bladerunner, Star Wars), Ben...

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Take a peek at latest Catching Fire poster and photos
May18

Take a peek at latest Catching Fire poster and photos

Check out this new poster of Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence with cloud wings, and film stills below, from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.     The sequel to the The Hunger Games begins with Katniss Everdeen returned safely home, after winning the 74th Hunger Games with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. However, having won they must now leave their homes, family and close friends, and embark on a ‘Victor’s...

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Competition: Win ‘Wool’ By Hugh Howey
Jan31

Competition: Win ‘Wool’ By Hugh Howey

Wool, authored by Hugh Howey, has been making waves over in the United States and is a self-publishing phenomenon, selling over 250,000 copies. The films rights have been picked up by Ridley Scott and it’s easy to understand why, with dark, dystopian sci-fi, not unlike Blade Runner. Wool is available to buy now but we’re giving one of you lucky guys a chance to win a copy. We’re big fans of the book, as you can see...

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