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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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In The Beginning (Kindle Edition) by Robert Silverberg (ebook review).

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
In The Beginning (Kindle Edition) by Robert Silverberg (ebook review).

‘In The Beginning’ is a collection of short stories from Robert Silverberg’s early days in the business. It’s the stuff that he churned out to fill magazines in the 1950s in order to make a living. In later more literary collections, he has been somewhat dismissive of this work but fans of pulp fiction, ripping […]

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The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

One of this year’s big Hollywood films had humble beginnings. Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the soon to be released movie, first appeared in Strange Tales # 110, July 1963. ‘Strange Tales’ was a comicbook anthology of short Science Fiction and fantasy stories and the character was almost certainly named to fit in […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

The Jack Kirby Collector # 68 is full of features on the work of the world’s greatest comic artist. Probably the main item here is an interview with the King by J. Michael Straczynski of ‘Babylon 5’ fame and Larry DiTillio which was broadcast on radio in 1990. No new information here really but Kirby […]

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Uncanny Magazine # 11 (e-magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine # 11   (e-magazine review)

‘A Hundred And Seventy Storms’ by Aliette de Bodard has The Snow Like a Dancer facing another storm. The Mindships that get the ore on this harsh planet are built to be tough but are not indestructible and over time get pretty battered. The Snow Like a Dancer is controlled by a human woman in […]

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Showcase Presents: The Atom, Vol. 1 by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: The Atom, Vol. 1 by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

It all started in Showcase # 34 September 1961 with ‘The Birth Of The Atom‘, scripted by Gardner Fox and drawn by Gil Kane, as are all the stories here. Scientist Ray Palmer sees a meteor falling from the sky. On discovering that it’s a piece of white dwarf star he takes it back to […]

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A Shadow All Of Light by Fred Chappell (book review).

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Shadow All Of Light by Fred Chappell (book review).

The stories of Falco the apprentice shadow thief first appeared in ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ and I loved them. So when I discovered they had been combined into a novel, I couldn’t get it soon enough or is it a novel that was sold in bits to ‘The Magazine of Fantasy And […]

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Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

I read an interview with Denny O’Neil a while back in which he was asked how his famous pairing with Neal Adams that resulted in so many classic stories came about. He said it was just random chance. When he handed in a script he had no idea which artist would be drawing it. Just […]

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Strangeways Number 5 by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strangeways Number 5 by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

James Patrick Kelly is one of those writers who makes a living mostly by writing short fiction if you count novelettes as short. Such rare beasts intrigue me in the age of the ten doorstep volume fantasy and as a short story writer – bush league – I always read interviews and so forth of […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions by Larry Hodges (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions by Larry Hodges (book review).

‘Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions’ actually opens with the end of Campaign 2096 on Friday January 20th when Corbin Dubois is about to take over as President of Earth. He has been elected, thanks to the cunning work of Toby and Lara Platt, a father-daughter team of cut-throat political operatives who stop at nothing. Toby […]

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