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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes for the small press. He saves his old short stories and gives them away in free collections. See https://eamonnmurphyblog.wordpress.com/

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (book review).

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (book review).

Following the events of ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth’, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are in a groundcar fleeing enemy forces on the hostile enemy planet Lanteeb which has been taken by Separatist forces. The bad guys are using the mineral damotite, common on Lanteeb, to develop a nasty bioweapon. Our heroes […]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Stealth by Karen Miller (book review).

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Stealth by Karen Miller (book review).

The Republic may be losing the war. General Grievous is taking his ‘clanky butt’ and his war fleet into the fray and, planet by planet, spreading darkness across the galaxy. Now he has attacked Kothlis, strategically located in the Mid Rim area and with a valuable spynet facility. It must not fall. Fortunately, Obi-Wan, Anakin, […]

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Essential Avengers Volume 3: The Avengers # 47-68 & Annual # 2: by John Buscema and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

April 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Essential Avengers Volume 3: The Avengers # 47-68 & Annual # 2: by John Buscema and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ being the big movie of the moment. I thought I would dive into my extensive ‘Essential’ archives and dig out the source material. This is conveniently located in Essential Avengers Volume 3. I have read the stories oft times before but reviewing them was a pleasure only slightly ruined by the […]

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The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone by Michael T Gilbert, Roy Thomas and P Craig Russell (book review).

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone by Michael T Gilbert, Roy Thomas and P Craig Russell (book review).

This compact volume, ‘The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone’, reprints the version of ‘Elric Of Melniboné’ that first saw the light of day in Pacific Comics back in the eighties. Six issues are collected here and the story is the original yarn about Elric’s conflict with his evil cousin Yyrkoon, who […]

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Elric Volume 2 – Stormbringer (Michael Moorcock’s Elric) by Robin Recht, Julien Blondel and Didier Poli (graphic novel review).

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Elric Volume 2 – Stormbringer (Michael Moorcock’s Elric) by Robin Recht, Julien Blondel and Didier Poli (graphic novel review).

‘Elric Volume 2 – Stormbringer (Michael Moorcock’s Elric), the second volume of the latest incarnation of Elric by Julien Blondel and friends is as accomplished as the first, Elric: Volume 1: The Ruby Throne’, and clearly a labour of love for all concerned. The artistic team has changed slightly as Didier Poli only drew the […]

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Ditko’s Shorts edited by Craig Yoe and Fester Faceplant (graphic novel review).

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ditko’s Shorts edited by Craig Yoe and Fester Faceplant (graphic novel review).

It is not generally known that famous comic book artist Steve Ditko has a fine pair of legs and likes to show them off by eschewing long trousers in favour of a variety of shorts. It is not generally known because it isn’t true. ‘Ditko’s Shorts’ is not a fashion book with one model showing […]

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Madness In Solidar (The Image Portfolio book nine) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Madness In Solidar (The Image Portfolio book nine) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This adventure, ‘Madness In Solidar’, takes place four centuries after Rex Regis, the last volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ wherein the mighty Quaeryt, hero of five books, managed to establish a Collegium of Imagers. These are people who can ’image’ things into existence in a limited way, depending on their individual strength. They can also […]

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Lovecraft’s Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lovecraft’s Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow (book review).

‘Lovecraft‘s Monsters’ is a big anthology and this much gloom is probably best taken in small doses, unless you‘re from Innsmouth. The very famous Neil Gaiman opens the billing but I’m heading up the review with ‘Remnants’, a short story by Fred Chappell. Fred Chappell! I mean no disrespect to the other great talents on […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 3 # 98 (magazine review).

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 3  # 98 (magazine review).

After the contents page and the subscription information, On Spec # 98 opens with an editorial: ‘The Future Of On Spec And The Challenges We Face’ by Diane L. Walton, Managing Editor. Small arts magazines cannot get by on the revenues from advertisers and subscribers alone but need extra funding. Their government grant has been […]

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Essential Daredevil Volume 6 by Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo (graphic novel review).

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Essential Daredevil Volume 6 by Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo (graphic novel review).

As Daredevil is soon to make an appearance on those new fangled television things, this might be a good time to read the ancient texts. ‘Essential Daredevil Vol. 6’ includes Daredevil # 126-146 and Daredevil Annual # 4 along with Iron Man # 88-89 and Ghost Rider # 20. With nearly 500 pages, it’s a […]

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