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News / Ender’s Game film boycott, asks @ChuckWendig!
« Last post by Flyboy on July 09, 2013, 09:04:31 AM »
Ender’s Game is one of my favorite books from high school, says Chuck Wendig, but he's still going to boycott the movie.
Conventions and events / Edge-Lit 2 - just a week to go!
« Last post by AlexDavis on July 06, 2013, 02:55:05 AM »
Hi Guys,

Just wanted to pop up a final post to say that we're a mere week away from Edge-Lit 2, which runs at the fabulous QUAD in Derby on the 13th July. We've got a massive day of SF, fantasy and horror writing ahead, featuring Guests of Honour MIKE CAREY, STAN NICHOLLS and TRICIA SULLIVAN as part of a stellar line-up of speakers on the day! With a wide range of panels, a dedicated thread of writing workshops, plus fab prizes to be won in both our raffle and our quiz, this is a day out not to be missed!

You can find out all the latest info and booking at our QUAD webpage at or check us out on Facebook or Twitter (@EdgeLitDerby) for all the very latest! And of course, if you do have any questions at all about the event, feel free to reach me at [email protected]

Thanks a lot, and hope to see some of you there!


Join JOSEPH McCULLOUGH, signing ZOMBIES: A HUNTERS GUIDE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 19th Septebmer 6 – 7pm.

 Osprey’s hugely popular, Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide returns in this deluxe, limited-edition hard cover volume. Bound in black leather with silver embossing and silver, gilt edging, this beautiful book is sure to be an instant collector’s item.

Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide contains all of the information necessary to recognize and combat this growing threat. Beginning with an explanation of the historical origins of zombies, it follows their history through to the threat they pose to the world today. All varieties of zombie are catalogued and examined, giving their strengths and weaknesses, with a special emphasis on recognition and elimination. Finally, the book covers the tactics and equipment used in zombie fighting, from the man on the street with his sharpened hockey stick to the latest fully automatic grenade launchers and anti-undead armour employed by top-secret government “Containment Teams.”  Accompanied by numerous full-colour reconstructions to help with identification, this book is a must for anyone on the frontlines of the Zombie Wars.

Author: Joseph A McCullough is the author of several non-fiction books including A Pocket History of Ireland and Osprey’s Myths and Legends series He also co-wrote The Grey Mountains, a supplement for the Middle-Earth Role-Playing game.
News / Doctor Who: John Hurt's role revealed!!
« Last post by Sir Tibbins on July 05, 2013, 04:47:05 AM »
John Hurt's Doctor will play a regeneration in-between that of Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston.
Diary Date: Thursday 25th July 6 – 7pm

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a double signing by Kim Curran and Bryony Pearce for their new titles Control and The Weight of Souls (Strange Chemistry) at Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London SE1 0UP on Thursday 25th July from 6 – 7pm.

In Control, Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same. That’s why he’s so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters.

They’ve sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Anderson. An ex-Shifter who runs a project for unusual kids – as if the ability to change your every decision wasn’t unusual enough. But Anderson and the kids have a dark secret. One that Scott is determined to discover.

In Bryony Pearce’s The Weight Of Souls, sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to:

JENNY COLGAN will be signing DOCTOR WHO: DARK HORIZONS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tueday 16th July from 6 -7pm.

 “We need to reach out. We need to continue the line...”

On a windswept northern shore, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned still speak. The Doctor encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; but at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don’t they?

Jenny Colgan has written thirteen bestselling novels, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Jenny won the 2013 ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’ Award, the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) highest accolade, for her romantic comedy novel, Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams. Aged 11, she won a national fan competition to meet the Doctor and was mistaken for a boy by Peter Davison.


Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about our signings please go to:
News / Avoid @fiverr - new bug: taking money, no service.
« Last post by Decato on July 01, 2013, 07:16:42 AM »
Heads-up to anyone buying or selling on Fiverr at the moment. They're taking your money, but a bug in their new-look site means orders are not being created after they've got your $ from Paypal, orders just vanish - looks like data is being passed blank between Paypal/Fiverr. Sellers are reporting no customers and Buyers are reporting vaporized orders.

See support boards at and
News / Shields up! Scientists work to produce 'Star Trek' deflector device.
« Last post by Allan Sterns on June 28, 2013, 08:33:26 AM »
You've answered the call for volunteers, signed up for the Mars trip and you are looking forward to boldly going to space, the final frontier, to explore a strange new world.


Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome EDGAR WRIGHT, signing free give-away posters for THE WORLD’S END at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.

Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a forty-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

Edgar Wright is a genre-smashing creator, a film and television director and writer. He worked with Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost on the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the TV series Spaced, the upcoming 2013 film The World's End, and he directed the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin with Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat. He will also direct a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man.

Please note that posters will be limited to one per person.
News / Bioshock creator Ken Levine takes on Logan’s Run script!!
« Last post by Allan Sterns on June 18, 2013, 02:25:28 PM »
If you’ve grown weary waiting for the Logan’s Run remake because of all the talent that has fallen in and out, here’s news that will give the languishing film a jolt.
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