Prometheus film tie-in, showcasing its art, available for pre-orderComments Off
Showcasing one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2012, the latest book from Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Prometheus: The Art of the Film, has created such a demand from fans that the book is already being re-printed for a third run prior to its publication date on 8 June 2012 (UK) and 12 June 2012 (US). As the only book to directly tie in to the film, this title serves as an exclusive guide to never-before-seen content, including newly revealed production art, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes material and an introduction by director Ridley Scott.
Written by Mark Salisbury, this book offers fans the opportunity to delve deeper into this epic SF production. Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped to define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Prometheus: The Art of the Film is currently available for pre-order in the UK at Forbidden Planet HERE
Titan to publish Halo 4 tie-in artbookComments Off
Titan Books is to publish Awakening: The Art of Halo 4, having bought exclusive worldwide rights direct from Microsoft. The book, which will be written by gaming journalist Paul Davies and published in November 2012, promises “never-before-seen” concept art from the latest instalment of the game.
See The Bookseller report HERE
Art gallery transformed into functioning 2nd hand SFF bookshopComments Off
The RossiRossi Gallery in London will be hosting LEM1, the first solo exhibition in the UK by the Singaporean conceptual artist Heman Chong, which is set to transform the gallery into a functioning second-hand science-fiction and fantasy bookshop.
Visitors will be able to browse and purchase the books on offer for £1 each, transforming the viewing experience into an exchange of goods and money, with the browser/buyer becoming an integral part of the artwork.
The installation takes place from 23 February to 30 March 2012. Full details HERE
Tate Gallery John Martin exhibition – discount for BFS membersComments Off
Now at Tate Britain
Until 15 January 2012
(offer available until 30 November 2011)
Visionary, eccentric, populist and epic, John Martin was a controversial but key figure in nineteenth century art. Like his canvases, this wildly dramatic artist with his visions of heaven and hell, was larger than life.
Organised in partnership with the Laing gallery, Newcastle, this is the first major exhibition dedicated to Martin’s work in over 30 years. It brings together his most famous paintings of apocalyptic destruction and biblical disaster from collections around the world, as well as previously unseen and newly-restored works.
This exhibition presents a spectacular vision, capturing the full drama and impact of John Martin’s paintings as they were originally displayed. Just as in the nineteenth century, these epic and often astounding works must be seen to be believed.
British Fantasy Society Members can now purchase tickets for the concessionary rate of £10.90 (offer available until 30 November 2011)
Book now at www.tate.org.uk
Or call 020 7887 8998
(see BFS email newsletter to all members for special discount code to quote)
NOTE – booking fee applies
Open 10:00 – 18:00 Saturday – Thursday, and late on Fridays until 22:00
Tate Britain, London, SW1
Terms and conditions:
This offer is available on full price tickets only to John Martin: Apocalypse at Tate Britain until 30 November 2011 only. This offer is available via phone or online (£1.50 booking fee per transaction applies). Tickets usually £12.70. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. No cash alternatives. Subject to availability. The promoter reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time. Cannot be used for group bookings.
British Fantasy Awards – Recommendations ListComments Off
Thanks to everyone who has submitted recommendations for the British Fantasy Awards 2009 so far.
The list of recommendations is due to be published during March, however that doesn’t mean you can’t add more recommendations! More to follow on this in the March mailing and via the Awards page…
Watch this space!