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Adam Christopher signing at Forbidden Planet

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Following his astounding debut, Adam Christopher will be reading from and signing an exclusive limited edition of his new novel Seven Wonders (Angry Robot) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 6th September from 6 – 7pm.

Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl. When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…

“This is traditional heroism with a decidedly wicked and iconoclastic twist. Inventive, engaging, bewitching, and delightful, a feast as much for fans of the tropes as for the innocents amongst us.” – Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author of Alpha, The Punisher and Batman

“A blast of pure pleasure. This is Watchmen meets NYPD Blue, while The Incredibles stroll by; fast-moving action infused with Christopher’s infectious love of pulp fiction and the superhero genre.”
- Philip Palmer, author of Version 43, Hell Ship and Artemis 

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 Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Fancy a brain burger..? The Walking Dead’s Gory Gourmet

Like zombies? Enjoy your food? Ever felt like dining like the undead? Well now you can with The Gory Gourmet , who are the first mobile gastronomers to offer a menu made up entirely of brains and offal.

Certain to cater to the tastes of customers both dead and alive who have a penchant for the innermost of body parts, The Gory Gourmet was created to celebrate next week’s release of zombie thriller series The Walking Dead Season 2, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 27th August.

The delectable delicacies on offer will utilise meaty morsels that are all too often overlooked with a tantalising menu devised and developed by street food king, chef Mark Jankel. Formerly of Notting Hill Brasserie and now running the wildly successful mobile food company Street Kitchen, Mark will work his magic to freshly prepare the food on site.
The menu comprises three delicious brain dishes with some offally good sides, all using responsibly sourced British ingredients…

The Menu:

Big Brain Burger
Brain burger with smoked mustard mayo, lettuce and cheese in a sesame seed bun
Crispy Brain Dippers
Crispy chunks of brain with barbecue sauce
Brain Salad Wrap
Crispy chunks of brain with wild rocket and tarragon mayo
Sides:
Feet and Thyroid Nuggets
Nuggets of pig’s feet and cow thyroid with herb mayo
Skewered Hearts
Grilled beef heart skewers with horseradish mayo

On Wednesday 22nd August, The Gory Gourmet will park up at world-renowned Camden Lock Market, just inside the entrance to Camden Lock Place, and will give away free servings of the dishes on offer to the lucky customers who are first in the lunchtime queue from 12.30pm.

On Thursday 23rd, it will move on to a Lower Marsh Market, Waterloo for another lunchtime serving up the dishes to hungry Londoners, again on a first-come-first served basis. Potential customers will be able to track the trailer’s progress by visiting facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadUK and will also be asked to check in to the Facebook Location: The Gory Gourmet – before redeeming their free meal.

Further locations will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Mark Jankel said: “I can’t wait to bring this completely new offering to the public later this week…It’s a great opportunity to use some unusual British ingredients. After a heavy morning in the office our customers should have the appetite of the Walking Dead, lucky for us it means we should have some long queues!”

The second instalment of the post-apocalyptic, smash hit TV series, The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season follows police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he continues to lead a group of survivors across the USA, in the midst of a zombie epidemic. Out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 27th August, the critically acclaimed series is the perfect accompaniment to a brain burger.

Tom Pollock’s The City’s Son book launch at Forbidden Planet

Tom Pollock will be reading from and signing his stunning debut novel, The City’s Son (Jo Fletcher Books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 9th August from 6 – 7pm.

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Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets. When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London’s ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St Paul’s Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love. The City’s Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can’t always tell which is which.

Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme, and a member of the London-based writers’ group The T-Party. He has lived everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back.

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 Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Lou Morgan’s Blood and Feather signing at Forbidden Planet

Lou Morgan will be reading from and signing her fantastic debut novel, Blood and Feathers (Solaris) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 2nd August from 6 – 7pm.

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The war between the angels and the Fallen is escalating, and innocent civilians are caught in the cross-fire. Hunted by the Fallen and guided by a disgraced angel with a drinking problem – our heroine will learn the truth about her own history and why the angels want to send her to hell.
 
Blood and Feathers is a storming debut from a fresh new writer whose work is both violent and incisive, acerbic and witty. Morgan draws you into a new world of gun-toting angels and timeless battles that will blow you away.
 
“A hell of a ride, but heaven to read: eerie, compelling and very funny.” -Michael Marshall Smith
 
“Dark, enticing and so sharp the pages could cut you, Blood and Feathers is a must-read for any fan of the genre” – Sarah Pinborough
 
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 Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

J T Colgan signing Doctor Who: Dark Horizons

J T Colgan will be signing Doctor Who: Dark Horizons, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 10th July from 6 – 7pm.

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“Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire…”

On a windswept northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path – yet the burned still speak. The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn’t made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side… Don’t they?

J T Colgan has written thirteen bestselling novels as Jenny Colgan, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Of writing the book Jenny says, “Writing Dark Horizons has been… a dream come true for me. I grew up on Terrance Dicks and I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the ranks of Doctor Who novelists.”

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 Forbidden Planet’s signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Total Recall new trailer

New trailer for the remake of Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel.

Most importantly, the trailer includes a three breast woman teasing Farrell’s Doug Quaid; much like the similar and very popular character did in the original movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

As the nation states Euroamerica (formerly United States) and New Shanghai (formerly China) vie for supremacy in the far Fascist future, a simple factory worker suffering from violent nightmares (Farrell) also begins to suspect that he’s a spy whose memory and personality were erased and replaced, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on and how important his lost memories will be in its outcome.

Directed by Len Wiseman, Total Recall stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bill Nighy.

Total Recall is released in the UK on the 29th of August 2012.

Every single Harry Potter spell in one video

Just the spells from all eight of the Harry Potter movies condensed into 17 minutes of magical mayhem.