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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. His latest book 'Federation and Empire' is out now - links here
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Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

I bought this issue because it contains a story by Mike Morgan and an interview with him. I’ve enjoyed a few of his yarns in the past. Happily, there is some other good stuff, too. ‘A Prophecy And The People’ by Beth Powers is a fantasy that plays with the usual tropes. The Bard is […]

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2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

All new stories started in the last extra large issue of ‘2000AD’ and they continue in this one, though it’s back to the standard 32 pages. It’s hard to cope with more Thrill-Power than that every week anyway, so no complaints. It’s worth scanning the background summaries on page 2 of the magazine to get […]

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2000AD Prog 2073 (e-mag review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2073 (e-mag review).

Here’s a special extra large edition of ‘’2000AD’ that costs an extra pound. But it’s worth it and with all new stories starting up, albeit with old characters, this would be a good time to ‘jump onboard the galaxy’s greatest comic, Earthlets’ as the cover blurb rightly states. First up is Judge Dredd with a […]

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Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

After an introduction by renowned editor Ellen Datlow and a poem ‘O Terrible Bird’ by Sandra Kasturi, we get down to the meat of the book: the stories. ‘The Obscure Bird’ by Nicholas Royle is about a man who starts turning nocturnal. His wife becomes worried. Then he ends up more owlish than Billy Bunter […]

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2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

In this issue‘2000AD’, most of the continuing stories reach a conclusion, albeit with the main characters left alive for the next yarn. Judge Lola is possessed by an alien spirit that intends to let its companions take over other bodies and only Judge Dredd and Judge Lamia can stop it. This is the conclusion and […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

Here’s the latest ‘Judge Dredd Megazine’ featuring several episodes of on-going stories. Whereas ‘2000AD’ tends to give you five or six-page episodes, the bigger Meg has space for ten or twelve thrill-powered pages at a time as well as some text articles. One advantage of the anthology system of serials in British comics is that […]

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2000AD Prog 2071 (emag review).

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2071 (emag review).

‘Judge Dredd: Live Evil’ (part 3) is beginning to add up after another exciting episode in the latest edition of ‘2000AD’. The Judge who can talk to the dead meets a ghostly alien presence who explains what’s been happening to her. The concept is similar to the Old Ones in Heinlein’s ‘Stranger In A Strange […]

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2000AD Prog 2070 (e-comic review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2070 (e-comic review).

‘Judge Dredd: Live Evil (part two)’ opens this issue of ‘2000AD’ which is always nice as he is the star of the comic. The script is by Ian Edginton, who seems to write nearly everything in here nowadays and the art is by Dave Taylor using a limited palette, deliberately one presumes. This is part […]

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

‘The Best Of The Victor’ aims to bring you the best of the old British weekly comic ‘The Victor’ and it succeeds pretty well. Alf Tupper, ‘The Tough of the Track’, is here, running tireless miles powered only by bubble and squeak. For non-British readers I should explain that this is leftover cabbage and potato […]

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The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ from Nomadic Delirium Press is a kind of shared world in which writers are invited to set a wide variety of stories. It was, I think, dreamed up by Nomadic Delirium editor J Alan Erwine. In the future, the USA has broken up into thirteen states with a lawless territory […]

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