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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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When The Wind Blows (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
When The Wind Blows (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

‘When The Wind Blows’ by Raymond Briggs is the story of one simple couple who follow the government’s advice on what to do if nuclear war breaks out. Jim is retired and his wife, Hilda, is a housewife. The film starts with an exciting live-action sequence of police and military vehicles rushing about then cuts […]

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Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson (book review)

January 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson  (book review)

Sci-Fi Bridge is an author collective which brings together traditionally published and independent authors, bestsellers and emerging writers (do they hatch from an egg?), to bring the reader good Science Fiction. They have a newsletter and a website. The collection opens with a fine military space opera in David VanDyke’s ‘As the Sparks Fly Upward’. […]

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The Fifth Di… , December 2017 (e-mag review)

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Di… , December 2017  (e-mag review)

‘The Fifth Di…’ is an SF and Fantasy short story magazine put out quarterly by Nomadic Delirium Press, a small outfit in Colorado and edited by J Alan Erwine who does his best to produce a good read on a tight budget and often succeeds. The first story is ‘Twilit Memories’ by Chris Dean. Sara […]

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Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

January 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’, as the name suggests, contains horror and weird fantasy stories or paranormal or whatever you want to call them. It’s a wide field with plenty of scope. The first story is ‘Her’ by Nohan Meza. Tristan is on a plane feeling alone and claustrophobic. It seems his girlfriend has left him and it’s […]

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Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

  ‘Navigators Of Dune’ is the third book in ‘The Schools Of Dune Trilogy’ and the 13th prequel to ‘Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, so if you’re new to the series, don’t start here. The story begins with new emperor Roderick Corrinno gathering warships to attack Josef Venport’s homeworld in revenge for […]

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The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

According to the hype, ‘The Mercenary 1: The Cult Of The Sacred Fire’ is something of a classic which is why we have this anniversary edition forty years after the first printing. It’s a superior reproduction made from scans of the original paintings and a very lovely book it is, too, with hard covers and […]

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2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog #2059 (comicbook review).

I picked up 2000AD Prog # 2059 on a whim along with Judge Dredd Megazine # 390, curious to see how they’re shaping up nowadays. These two are virtually the only serious British comics left standing, which is potty when you think how much American product is out there. Anyway, here’s my report. The cover […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #390 (comicbook review).

I passed a W.H. Smith’s the other day and picked up Judge Dredd Megazine # 390 and 2000AD # 2059, partly to see what they’re like now and partly to strike a blow against American cultural imperialism by purchasing home-grown British comics. The first thing I learned is that they are quite expensive: £5.99 for […]

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Mentats Of Dune (Dune Schools Of Dune Trilogy 2) by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert (book review).

December 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mentats Of Dune (Dune Schools Of Dune Trilogy 2) by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert (book review).

‘Dune’ was a great Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert that won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. It was followed by some interesting sequels also written by Frank and then by some longer and less interesting ones. A vast interstellar empire with assorted groups competing for power offers plenty of scope for stories so […]

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The Martian Wave: 2017 edited by J Alan Erwine (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian Wave: 2017 edited by J Alan Erwine (book review).

‘The Martian Wave’ is an annual anthology from Nomadic Delirium Press that focuses on exploration and colonisation, either in the Solar system or more far-flung planets. I found the contents page daunting until I realised that quite a few things on the list were short poems. Of poetry, I know nothing so I’ll focus on […]

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