Science fiction and fantasy news library July 2007.

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Spook Country
28/07/2007. William Gibson will be signing copies of his new book Spook Country at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 29th August 2007 1-2pm.

Whoz down under
27/07/2007. Live in Australia, fan of Dr Who? Then have we got an event for you... Whoniverse 2007.

PS Publishing blogs it up
26/07/2007. UK genre publisher PS Publisher are getting jiggy with that web thang and now have their own blog.

Dirk not Gently into the night
25/07/2007. Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency opens for business on the UK BBC's Radio 4.

A Contract with Spurrier
24/07/2007. Author Simon Spurrier will be signing his book Contract. He will be at the new Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 6th October 2007 1-2pm.

Mitchel Scanlon book signing
23/07/2007. Author Mitchel Scanlon will be signing his new book, Descent Of Angels. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 29th September 2007 1-2pm.

Torchwood comes to BBC Two
22/07/2007. Torchwood, the drama created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies, is currently filming for a new series which will be shown on BBC Two early next year.Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn Gorman), Tosh (Naoko Mori) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) return as the close-knit team of investigators solving alien and human crimes as they delve into the underworld of modern day Cardiff.

Monsters vs. Aliens
21/07/2007. DreamWorks Monsters versus Aliens movie is set to invade US cinemas May 15th 2009.

An open-source science fiction film
20/07/2007. A new open-source movie project aims to create a collaborative short science-fiction movie called Jathia's Wager... from writing and editing the script to choosing the cast.

Shannara the movie
19/07/2007. Warner picks up the film rights to the Shannara series of fantasy novels.

Nagle is noggled
18/07/2007. US publisher Del Rey's Liz Scheier has bought world rights to two untitled historical fantasies from author Patricia Nagle.

Kaitlin Heller joins Del Rey
17/07/2007. Del Rey has announced that Kaitlin Heller is joing the US SFF publisher as an assistant to their editorial staff.

16/07/2007. Paul Magrs, Mark Michalowski and Mark Morris will be signing their new Doctor Who books at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2 H 8JR, on Saturday 8th September 2007 4-5pm.

The Empress's New Clothes
15/07/2007. Denise Van Outen (Any Dream Will Do, Chicago) and Liz White (Life On Mars), are today confirmed to star in The Empress's New Clothes, the fourth and final instalment of comedy dramas to be made by Hat Trick Productions in Northern Ireland as part of the modern anthology of Fairy Tales for BBC One.

Being Human
14/07/2007. Danny Cohen, controller of BBC Three, has just commissioned a new fantasy-horror drama pilot to transmit later this year, Being Human.

Andy's war
13/07/2007. Andy Lound will be talking about matters HG Wells-related at the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Friday 13th July 2007, from 7.45pm, at the Britannia Hotel, New Street, Birmingham.

The Da Da De Da Da Code
12/07/2007. Robert Rankin is launching his new book, The Da Da De Da Da Code. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 4th October 2007, 1-2pm.

Americans who wear their grundies outside their trousers
11/07/2007. The US TV series Heroes, a superhero drama chronicling the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary powers, is heading for the UK's BBC Two. Yippee.

Hidden by Torchwood
11/07/2007. John Jarrold has concluded a contract for author Steven Savile to write an audiobook for the Dr Who spin-off Torchwood. The title is Hidden. The deal was done with Michael Stevens of BBC audiobooks.

New Flash Gordon
10/07/2007. Here's a new trailer for SCIFI's re-build of the Flash Gordon series. Interesting visuals, pity about making you sit through an advert to view it though.

Eclipse Clock fun
09/07/2007. Astro-illustrator Dave Hardy has presented a rather magnificent Eclipse Clock to Sir Patrick Moore at the 50th Anniversary of The Sky At Night party on the 24th April 2007. Dave was of course his first space artist on the programme back in 1957, and still supply images - there was one last month of the new exoplanet, Gliese 581c.

Fantasy Feast
08/07/2007. South Africa does fantasy.

Kylie Minogue joins Doctor Who Christmas special
07/07/2007. The BBC has confirmed that Kylie Minogue will be joining the Doctor Who cast in a major lead role in an hour-long Christmas special to be broadcast in December 2007 on BBC One.

Martha Jones where are you?
06/07/2007. Freema Agyeman returns as Martha Jones in Who season 4 and guest stars in Torchwood.

05/07/2007. John Jarrold has confirmed his sixth deal for a debut novelist with a major UK publisher in the last eighteen months. World rights in Jasper Kent’s Twelve - an epic novel set in the period of the battle of Borodino and its aftermath in 1812 and featuring strong supernatural elements - have been sold by Jarrold to Simon Taylor at Transworld UK (Bantam Corgi), together with an unwritten sequel, for a good five-figure sum.

Catherine Tate confirmed as new companion for Doctor Who fourth series
04/07/2007. Hot on the heels of the season three finale of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced that Catherine Tate is set to return to the Tardis for the complete 13-week run of the new BBC One series.

Ken Steacy visits London
03/07/2007. News of an in-store appearance by comic book artist Ken Steacy. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 11th July 2007 5-6pm.

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