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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who has written a few short stories too.

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Million Eyes: Extra Time by C.R. Berry (book review).

November 14, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Million Eyes: Extra Time by C.R. Berry (book review).

‘Million Eyes: Extra Time’ is a sort of prequel to the upcoming ‘Million Eyes’ trilogy by C.R. Berry, the first of which will be released early in 2020. This book, now available as a free download from publisher Elsewhen Press, features a dozen short stories set in the ‘Million Eyes’ universe, which is very like […]

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Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

Graphic novels are branching out to tell true stories, including biographies. ‘Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of Real’ is the life story of the most famous scientist of our time. The book uses the device of a framing story that has Einstein telling a student about his life. The first panel is captioned ‘Ulm, German Empire, […]

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Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

‘Kzine’, edited by Graeme Hurry, is one of the many small press magazines that foster new talent and keep the flame of the short story burning bright. This is the latest issue. First up is ‘Maxwell’ by Rhonda Parrish which is told in epistolatory format. The first letter, dated March 3, 194-, is from fourteen […]

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The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘The Mage-Fire War’ is the 22nd book of ‘The Saga Of Recluce’. but don’t let that put you off as they can mostly be read independently. This is the third book featuring Beltur, a nice, ruthless young man who’s an order mage of great power. The previous Beltur books were ‘The Mongrel Mage’ and ‘Outcasts […]

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The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

October 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

‘The Book Of Forks’ is part three of a graphic novel trilogy, following on from ‘The Motherless Oven’ and ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’. This particular graphic novel takes its title from ‘The Book Of Forks’, a volume in the story being written by Castro Smith to explain the history of his world. The first thing […]

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The Pan Book Of Horror Stories selected by Herbert van Thal (book review).

October 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Pan Book Of Horror Stories selected by Herbert van Thal (book review).

‘The Pan Book Of Horror Stories’ is a diverse collection of old-fashioned horror fiction. There is implied racism in certain stories but that has to be taken in the context of the time when they were written. For example, in ‘His Beautiful Hands’ by Oscar Cook, the manicurist is vengeful partly because of her Javanese […]

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The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘The Ape Man’s Brother’ is a Tarzan novella by talented pulp writer Joe R. Lansdale and one that is not suitable for children. The ape man is the first-person narrator and his aim is to tell the truth about The Big Guy, as he calls his brother, unlike that other writer who just wanted to […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4’ features fifty thousand words of new Science Fiction from the ‘United’ Kingdom (we still call it that), the ‘United’ States of America (don’t laugh), Russia, China, Sweden and Italy. It opens with ‘They Are Coming’ by Paul R. Hardy. ‘They’ are aliens, for alien invasion is the theme of […]

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The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan (book review)

September 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan  (book review)

‘The Land Of Somewhere Safe’ is also known as the Land of Nod. It’s where Keen and Able went, for Keen didn’t really kill Able as the groanhuffs have it in their book. No. ‘Keen rewrote Able out of reality, into this hideyhole playground. And went in after him, to the land where every scruff […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

The theme of this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is monsters and bugs, mostly because monsters wasn’t quite a big enough theme for a whole issue and partly because bugs enlarged by radiation count as monsters, too. My favourite article this issue was a piece for the ‘Retrospective’ section entitled ‘I Remember… Vandoom, Master Of […]

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