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Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. https://eamonnmurphywriter.wordpress.com/welcome-2/

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We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle (book review).

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle (book review).

‘We Never Talk About My Brother’ is the title story of this anthology by Peter S. Beagle. Some of the other stories herein include ‘Uncle Chaim, Aunt Rifke And The Angel’, ‘The Tale OF JUNKO AND Sayuri’, ‘King Pelles The Sure’ and ‘The Last And Only, Or Mr. Moscowitz Becomes French’ all of which also […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

December 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

A new year and a new issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ with which to celebrate it. Hurrah! The first thing I scanned was ‘The Via Panisperna Boys In “Operation Harmony”’, co-authored by Claudio Chillemi and Paul Di Filippo, two fellows clearly not frightened by quotation marks. Unless Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in […]

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Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

I requested this book because I’ve come across the stories of Peter S. Beagle now and again in my magazine and anthology reviews and always liked them. A bit of research reveals that he is much lauded and awarded in the genre and rightly so, but I didn’t know that. Pleasing to find your own […]

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Gentlemen Junkie by Harlan Ellison (book review).

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gentlemen Junkie by Harlan Ellison (book review).

Harlan Ellison has produced a steady stream of award-winning short stories and television scripts down the years, often in the fantasy and Science Fiction genres. This book does not fall into those categories but perhaps SFCrowsnest got it because he’s a fantasy author or perhaps because it‘s from the Subterranean Press who release many excellent […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 2 # 93 (magazine review).

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 2  # 93 (magazine review).

On Spec # 93 has an interview with ‘the most decorated writer in the Science Fiction and fantasy genre’. She has won eleven Hugo awards, Seven Nebula awards, four Locus awards and the John W. Campbell Memorial award. Her name is Connie Willis and I’ve never heard of her before! It’s a big field now. […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

Ask a politician a question nowadays and he’ll tell you what he’s focusing on and what he’s focusing on won’t be the subject of the question. It goes without saying that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ contains interesting non-fiction articles and book reviews but what I’m focusing on is the stories. The big […]

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Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin (book review).

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Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin (book review).

‘Narrow, suspicious, mean, self-reliant, pig-headed, but generally honourable and as good as their word.’ This quote from ‘The Unprivileged’ by Jeremy Seabrook, describes the working class people of Northampton. They might also, according to his biographer, be used to describe Alan Moore. The writer Alan Moore has a background I recognise. Born 18th November 1953, […]

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The War Of The Worlds by HG Wells (e-book review).

October 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The War Of The Worlds by HG Wells (e-book review).

History students are often advised to go back to the source material and this is not a bad practice for Science Fiction fans neither. This week I watched ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ on afternoon television, the Walt Disney version with Kirk Douglas playing a two-fisted all-American blockhead. It was fun but one day I […]

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Fresh Blood: Tales From The Speculative Graveyard by Lawrence R. Dagstine (book review).

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fresh Blood: Tales From The Speculative Graveyard by Lawrence R. Dagstine (book review).

There are thirteen stories in ‘Fresh Blood: Tales From The Speculative Graveyard’ by Lawrence R. Dagstine and seven of them were previously published in small magazines. The ones not so credited are not necessarily any less good though. ‘Calvin’s Homecoming’, for example, the opening story, doesn’t seem to have appeared elsewhere before but it is […]

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Essential Iron Man Volume 4 by Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Robert Kanigher, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, Bill Everett and Steve Gerber (graphic novel review).

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Essential Iron Man Volume 4 by Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Robert Kanigher, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, Bill Everett and Steve Gerber (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Iron Man Volume # 4’ presents us with Iron Man # 39-61, featuring the golden avenger and a lot of villains, including some oddities like the White Dragon, Slasher, Demetrius and Soulfather. Importantly, it also features the very first appearance of Thanos of Titan, who went on to big things. The first five issues […]

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