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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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Shipstar (volume 2) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shipstar (volume 2) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

‘Shipstar’ continues the adventure started in ‘Bowl Of Heaven’ where the crew of SunSeeker encountered a solar system-sized bowl-shaped construct powered and propelled by its own sun. SunSeeker was a ramscoop spaceship en route from Earth to colonise a planet called Glory with the crew were mostly in cold sleep. The Bowl has been voyaging […]

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Bowl Of Heaven (volume one) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bowl Of Heaven (volume one) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

Don’t buy this book! Or rather, don’t buy this book unless you also buy ‘Shipstar’, the book which follows. ‘Bowl Of Heaven’ is not a novel, it’s half a novel. The story ends in the middle so it isn’t a part one that can be read independently of part two, namely ‘Shipstar’. Quite why they […]

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Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

The adverts say that no prior knowledge of the ‘Crossed’ series by Garth Ennis is needed to enjoy this book which is just as well because I don’t have any. This volume collects the first six issues of the comicbook ‘Crossed + 100’ which completes the first part of the story arc. After a six […]

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Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 2 by John Broome, Garner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

January 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 2 by John Broome, Garner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

My new year’s resolution is to read my stack of ‘DC Showcase’ at the rate of one comic magazine per day. As they usually contain over twenty issues I should get through one and a bit per month. I can’t do more than one a day as they tend to blend into each other in […]

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Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine December 2015 (emag review).

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Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine December 2015 (emag review).

‘Perihelion SF’ is an on-line magazine issued on the 12th of every month and this is a review of the December issue. It features an editorial, a couple of factual articles and much fiction. ‘More Than “Zarathustra’ by Dennis W. Green is a piece about the music in Science Fiction films. ‘When Words Divine’ by […]

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The Jack Kirby Collector # 66 (magazine review)

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Jack Kirby Collector # 66   (magazine review)

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ has been going for quite a while now. I used to get it occasionally or sometimes buy the collected editions, but haven’t seen it for a while. It hasn’t changed. This is not surprising as its remit has always been to provide samples of Kirby original art for fans to admire, […]

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Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures edited by Bascomb James (book review)

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures edited by Bascomb James   (book review)

‘Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures’ was prompted by an open letter to SF from Elizabeth Bear in which she said that it was all getting too dark and miserable. While admitting that there was room for such dystopian visions, she opined for more of the optimistic, upbeat yarns of successful go-getters that had prevailed in […]

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Fantasy Scroll Magazine issue # 9 (e-magazine review).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Scroll Magazine issue # 9 (e-magazine review).

Cards on the table, ‘Fantasy Scroll Magazine’ rejected a story I sent them. I submitted, believing it to be a lower level sort of market that might take the second best stuff (mine) because they only pay one cent a word, semi-professional rates in the twilight world of small magazines. Imagine my surprise on actually […]

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Heritage Of Cyador (The Recluse Saga book 18) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Heritage Of Cyador (The Recluse Saga book 18) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

Heritage Of Cyador’ is the latest volume in L.E. Modesitt, Jr.‘s best selling ‘The Saga Of Recluce’. This now runs to eighteen volumes but they are generally separate stories covering different regions or time periods of the world imagined and most can be read individually or as pairs. It would be wise to read ‘Cyador’s […]

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21st Century Tank Girl Hardcover by Philip J. Bond, Jim Mahfood, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, etc. (graphic novel review).

November 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
21st Century Tank Girl Hardcover by Philip J. Bond, Jim Mahfood, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, etc. (graphic novel review).

This is an odd book. Odd, not funny, at least not to me. It might be funny if you are of an age where you think swearing is inherently funny, along with mentions of ‘evil smelling farts’ and ‘dark, creepy, unnatural shits’. It is odd because there are a few comic stories done in the […]

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