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SFX 230 Featuring The Doctor Who Christmas Special On Sale Now!

The latest issue of the galaxy’s greatest sci-fi magazine, SFX , is on sale now with previews of the Doctor Who Christmas special, everything you need to know about Star Wars Episode VII and 20 Reasons We Love Buffy

Check out the new issue of SFX , on shelves now:

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Doctor Who

There’s the distinct whiff of mulled spices in the air and dodgy tunes on the radio which can mean only one thing, it’s almost time for the Doctor Who Christmas special! This year our Nick talks to showrunner Steven Moffat about “The Snowmen”, Jenna-Louise Coleman’s new companion and what’s in store for the rest of series seven.

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Star Wars Episode VII

Everything you need to know about the biggest news since the Emperor took a tumble down a giant hole in the middle of his office (seriously, what was that doing there?) in our four page guide to Star Wars Episode VII. We also re-evaluate George Lucas and speak to Mark Hamill about life as Luke Skywalker.

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Martin Freeman Talks The Hobbit

... Harry Potter and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy in our latest Close Encounter with the stars.

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ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

Celebrating 30 years of tearful goodbyes and everyone’s favourite gurgling walnut.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Jayne Nelson achieves the near-impossible and manages to whittle all the things we love about Buffy down to a mere 20 choices.

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Dino Hunting Canadian Style in Primeval: New World

We talk to showrunner Martin Wood about the transatlantic Primeval spin-off starring Eureka’s Niall Matter and Andrew-Lee Potts.

Game Of Thrones

Counting down the top ten unanswered question that have been bugging our brains about George RR Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song Of Ice And Fire , in both its book and TV forms.

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Seth Grahame-Smith

The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies scribe chats to us about his latest novel, nativity action-adventure Unholy Night .

Glen A Larson

A show by show encounter with the king of 80s TV. Buck Rogers, Knight Rider, Manimal, Battlestar Galactica ... So say we all!

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Reviewed and rated!

It’s a three star month on the big screen, with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two, The Man With The Iron Fists, Life Of Pi and Rise Of The Guardians all receiving average marks. You’re much better off watching a DVD/Blu-ray, such as Total Recall , Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Two or Zombie Flesh Eaters , all reviewed this issue alongside Paul Cornell’s London Falling , the latest Marvel series and Halo 4 .


Dark Knight scribe David Goyer talks exclusively about his new show Da Vinci’s Demons , JH Wyman on the end of Fringe and View Screen tackles Lori-hating Walking Dead fans, the latest series of Misfits and the comic influences of Arrow . Not to mention all your usual columnists, letters and more…

Bonus digital content

If you pick up the iPad version from Newsstand (opens in new tab) , you’ll get videos (including an embarrassingly Christmassy intro video from our editor-in-chief, plus clips and trailers) and extra picture slideshows. It’s the way of the future!

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Order your print copy from My Favourite Magazines

(Android and PC users have no reason to feel left out either as you can still pick up the latest issue from Zinio – and we're now available on Google Play too !) Let us know what you think of the latest issue by joining our forum or writing to us at our offices .

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.