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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. See here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/EAMONN-MURPHY/e/B01GEVVV5Q/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

‘The Plasm’ is a novella in the SF/horror genre, a fine old tradition. Here’s what happens. Steve and Sam, a lady, are a salvage team working the Solar System. Sam is bold and daring while Steve is more cautious, wary of danger. When they come across the wreck of the Vordlak, Sam is overcome with […]

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Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

July 6, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

‘Gotta Wear Eclipse Sunglasses’ is an anthology of optimistic Science Fiction and fantasy from Third Flatiron Publishing and edited by Juliana Rew. It’s available from Smashwords as an eBook on a very enlightened pay-what-you-want basis or from Barnes and Noble as a pay $4.95 Nook Book or from Amazon as a paperback. Check the website […]

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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta (book review)

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta  (book review)

Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, as he was sometimes known in Marvel’s credit boxes, was an American comicbook artist who worked in both pencils and ink. He passed away on 25 June 2020 at the ripe old age of 93. He worked until March 2019 on the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ strip for newspapers, as well as odd bits […]

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Kzine #27-Kindle Edition (e-magazine review).

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Kzine #27-Kindle Edition (e-magazine review).

‘Kzine’ is a little English magazine that publishes a wide variety of genre fiction. It’s available in paperback or eBook format from Amazon. The latest issue features the stories below. ‘A Phone Call Away’ by Trisha Ridinger McKee is the sad tale of a six year-old little girl called Frankie with a rough home life. […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #7 June 2020 (e-magazine review).

June 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #7 June 2020 (e-magazine review).

The summer 2020 issue of ‘Future Science Fiction Digest features three original short stories from Canada, Pakistan and Sweden and a film and TV review column titled ‘The Other Reel’ by Paul Levinson. The fiction starts strongly with ‘Cousin Entropy’ by Michèle Laframboise, translated by N. R. M. Roshak. In the tradition of Olaf Stapledon, […]

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StoryHack Action & Adventure Issue 6 – Kindle Edition (emag review).

June 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
StoryHack Action & Adventure Issue 6 – Kindle Edition (emag review).

Here be stories. ‘Rakes And The Pirates Of Malabar’ is by Mike Adamson, whose stuff I’ve read before and like, especially his novella ‘Last Train To Deakin Valley’. Here, he’s in pulp mode with a ripping yarn set in 19th century India. Edgar Quincannon Rakes is a former soldier heading back to England but, having […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #6 March 2020 (e-magazine review).

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #6 March 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is the magazine of international Science Fiction, often translated, which makes sense in a genre that’s all about different cultures and ways of seeing. After a foreword by editor Alex Shvartsman, in which he explains optimistic future plans for the magazine in these difficult days, we get to the fiction. First […]

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Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Bards And Sages Quarterly’ is a small press speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories up to 5000 words in a variety of genres and styles and pays a fistful of dollars to writers. Only a small fistful but it’s all welcome and no one does short stories for the money. These are some works that […]

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The Fifth Di… :March 2020 (magazine review).

May 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Di… :March 2020 (magazine review).

‘The Fifth Di…’ is a small press magazine with three dots in the title that features a mixture of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories with a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure. It was published for many years by Nomadic Delirium Press and has now been taken over by Hiraeth Publishing. The […]

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The Colored Lens: Spring 2020 Kindle Edition (e-book magazine review).

May 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Colored Lens: Spring 2020 Kindle Edition (e-book magazine review).

I’ve been meaning to try ‘The Colored Lens’ for a while now. Finally, I grabbed a free sample courtesy of the world’s richest man and was impressed enough to buy the magazine. It has stories like this:- ‘The Hero’ by Carlen Vigo is told by the wife of a super-hero who didn’t know he was […]

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