Sci-fi, this was your chance

Sci-fi, this was your chance

If sci-fi couldn’t succeed in any of the major categories at this year’s Oscars, will the genre ever be well-represented? Expanding the Best Picture category to ten pictures was a gamble for the Academy, especially during a year that was relatively soft on quality releases. I’m not taking anything away from The Hurt Locker’s success … Continued

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Welcome to the SciFiNow team blog

Welcome to the SciFiNow team blog

Hello and welcome to the new SciFiNow blog, the latest addition to our ever-growing website.Written by the team behind the UK’s biggest and best sci-fi magazine, the new SciFiNow blog will offer regular stories, updates, news, insight and more on the world of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. If you’re looking for the latest behind-the-scenes industry info … Continued

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Looking at 2008

Looking at 2008

So 2008 is upon us and we’re ready to make our first full year a great one. Shouldn’t be too hard – the amount of great sc-fi and fantasy films released this year is extraordinary. TV’s more difficult to judge at the moment though. Hopefully the strike will end soon and all the writers can … Continued

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Looking forward to Christmas 2007

Looking forward to Christmas 2007

There’s no getting around it, Christmas runs the show. After a few months of not getting a great deal of books, films and comics we’re suddenly inundated with them. Decent ones as well. Just finished looking at the Spider-Man: The Icon book, which typifies the sort of release that does so well this time of … Continued

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New season underway in the States

New season underway in the States

So the new season is underway in the States. That didn’t take long. One of the less frequently cited differences between TV and film is that you don’t usually have to wait as long for next the part to come along on the small screen. Take, for example, next summer’s The Dark Knight – Batman … Continued

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Started planning issue 7 of SciFiNow

Started planning issue 7 of SciFiNow

We’ve just started planning issue 7 and we’re already faced with a problem: there’s too much exciting sci-fi out there. We’re honestly struggling how to fit it all in. At last count there were nine features, but we’re going to have to squeeze more in. Of course, there are worse problems to have. At least … Continued

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Issue 4 has come back from the printers

Issue 4 has come back from the printers

Issue 4 has just come back from the printers and we’re very happy. Not just because it’s the best issue yet either, but because usually when a magazine comes back you’re almost desensitized to its impact having worked on it so thoroughly for weeks and that’s simply not the case here. Disposing of the next … Continued

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Issue 4 flatplan – The excitement

Issue 4 flatplan – The excitement

One of the many joys of being the editor of SciFiNow is that you get a fine choice of highlighter pens. Another perk is that you have many reasons to use them. This month I’ve found myself rejigging the flatplan to issue 4 just so I can colour in what’s been commissioned out again. It’s … Continued

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Welcome to the SciFiNow blog (version 1)

Welcome to the SciFiNow blog (version 1)

Hello and welcome to the SciFiNow blog. As you might well imagine, here is where we’ll keep you up to date with the behind-the-scenes goings on of the UK’s best science fiction magazine. With SciFiNow we’re determined to close the gap between you, the reader, and us, the creative team, and this blog is going … Continued

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