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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. See https://eamonnmurphybooks.wordpress.com
His latest book 'Federation and Empire' is out now - links here
https://nomadicdelirium.wordpress.com/

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The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Set 3 Book 2 by Eric Brown (book review)

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Set 3 Book 2 by Eric Brown  (book review)

At the opening of ‘The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,’ it’s 1907 and Doctor Watson is having breakfast with his old friend Sherlock. Ten years earlier, the Martians returned to Earth, vaccinated against those microbes which had killed them the first time. But they were nice! It turned out that the first invasion was […]

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Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

I happened across the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers through an advert on Facebook, no doubt sent my way by its clever algorithms, went to the website and found this book. It was cheap enough and I was curious as the craft interests me. Yes, craft. One does not speak of ‘art’ in this […]

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2019 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

July 15, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Best Of British Science Fiction 2019 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

The best of British is an old-fashioned sort of concept now, especially in the days of coronavirus as the four nations of the not so United Kingdom deal with it in distinctive ways. I grew up British but we have separated over the years which saddens me so I’m glad to see the notion preserved […]

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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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