The Hobbit! SFX Issue 242 On Sale Now

Featuring exclusive interviews for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who , the latest print and digital edition of SFX is in shops now.

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Back Again

We chat to Martin Freeman about The Desolation of Smaug and Bilbo’s journey this time around. We also catch up with Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace.

Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence tells us all we need to know about the new film and getting whipped in the butt by Sam Claflin’s trident.

(Birth)Day Of The Doctor

As Doctor Who reaches it’s 50 th birthday, we chat with Matt Smith and David Tennant- together! - about their on screen shenanigans.

An Adventure In Space And Time

We’re on set with Mark Gatiss discussing the other celebration of the Doctor’s 50 th anniversary.

Karl Urban

The Dredd and Star Trek star tells us about his role in J.J Abrams’ new futuristic show Almost Human .

Raising Steam

Sir Terry Pratchett gives us a glimpse into his new book and tells us why retirement isn’t an option yet.


We ask what you want to see in Riddick 4. More Karl Urban and some fire-breathing polar bears appear to be the answer…

Red Alert

Five things you need to know about In The Flesh series two, Oliver Jackson-Cohen tells us about his role in Dracula , Lost Girl star Paul Amos talks season four, and Robert Kirkman gives us the latest on The Walking Dead companion show!

Reviewed and Rated

This month SFX marvels at Thor: The Dark World and we give the verdict on Carrie and Ender’s Game. On DVD we review Man Of Steel , The World’s End , Pacific Rim , Under The Dome , Doctor Who , Supernatural and many many more.

Bonus Digital Content
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SFX Magazine is the world's number one sci-fi, fantasy, and horror magazine published by Future PLC. Established in 1995, SFX Magazine prides itself on writing for its fans, welcoming geeks, collectors, and aficionados into its readership for over 25 years. Covering films, TV shows, books, comics, games, merch, and more, SFX Magazine is published every month. If you love it, chances are we do too and you'll find it in SFX.