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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit too.
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The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell (book review).

January 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell (book review).

‘The Stranger Times’ is the title of this humorous fantasy novel by C.K. McDonnell and also the name of a fictional newspaper in Manchester that features stories of the paranormal, often sent in by readers. Examples of these are scattered through the book and include: ‘Dawkins Is God’, ‘Ghost Of Bowie Keen To Record New […]

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Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror by Tanith Lee (book review).

January 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror by Tanith Lee (book review).

‘Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror’ is a collection of vampire stories written by Tanith Lee. Having heard of her but never read her work, I looked forward to getting a good sample here. The first story, ‘On Reflection’, is set in a desert outpost of the diminishing Roman Empire and starts with battalion commander […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #9 (e-magazine review).

December 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #9 (e-magazine review).

This is an East Asia Special issue of ‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ with stories from both established authors and exciting up-and-comers in China, Japan and South Korea. ‘Roesin’ by Wu Guan (translated by Judith Huang) is written in the form of an academic essay about art, in particular the Restoratronist School which concerns humans. The […]

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Shoreline Of Infinity #19 (magazine review).

December 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shoreline Of Infinity #19 (magazine review).

‘Shoreline Of Infinity’ is a professional SF and fantasy magazine published in Edinburgh, Scotland that features short stories, articles and book reviews. For this pandemic winter issue, the editors have endeavoured to assemble cheery stories and generally succeeded. Here’s some content I liked. ‘The Silent Woods’ by Tony Ballantyne and Chris Beckett is set in […]

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Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail by Kit Cox (book review).

December 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail by Kit Cox (book review).

‘Doctor Tripps: Kaiju Cocktail’ is a short steampunk adventure novel with more than a hint of comedy about it as you can see by the picture of the eponymous villain on the cover with his brain on view. Here’s the setup. Doctor Tripps leaves his home base on Limehouse docks, London and sets off in […]

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The Hawk And The Dove: The Silver Age (1968-1969) by Steve Skeates, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Hawk And The Dove: The Silver Age (1968-1969) by Steve Skeates, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

I remember when ‘The Hawk And The Dove’ comic first came out in the late 1960s and us kids were keen to see what Steve Ditko would produce in the post-Spider-Man age. I also remember being disappointed, but I was only eight and had simple tastes. When I came across this cheap e-book I was […]

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The Lost Adventures Of James Bond by Mark Edlitz (book review).

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Lost Adventures Of James Bond by Mark Edlitz (book review).

‘The Lost Adventures Of James Bond’ is a journalistic investigation of the James Bond stories that are no longer on obvious display in the media, ranging from screenplays that were never filmed to comicbooks and television series that have been lost in the mists of time. I suppose a few old eccentrics still read the […]

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The Eye Of The World (The Wheel Of Time The Graphic Novel Volume 2) by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon and Andie Tong (graphic novel review).

November 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Eye Of The World (The Wheel Of Time The Graphic Novel Volume 2) by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon and Andie Tong (graphic novel review).

‘The Wheel Of Time’ is a famous multi-volume fantasy saga written by Robert Jordan and finished, following his notes, by Brandon Sanderson who was a huge fan of the series long before he became a writer himself. This is volume 2 of a graphic novel adaptation of ‘The Eye Of The World’, the first book […]

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Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning, David Lawrence, Al Rio and Cliff Richards (graphic novel review).

November 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning, David Lawrence, Al Rio and Cliff Richards (graphic novel review).

‘Fever Moon’ is a graphic novel in the Mac & Barrons series by #1 New York Times bestseller Karen Marie Moning, adapted from her prose by writer David Lawrence and illustrators Al Rio and Cliff Richards. The basic premise is that the walls between humans and Fae have been torn down and they are in […]

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Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

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