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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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Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Bards And Sages Quarterly’ is a small press speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories up to 5000 words in a variety of genres and styles and pays a fistful of dollars to writers. Only a small fistful but it’s all welcome and no one does short stories for the money. These are some works that […]

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The Fifth Di… :March 2020 (magazine review).

May 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Di… :March 2020 (magazine review).

‘The Fifth Di…’ is a small press magazine with three dots in the title that features a mixture of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories with a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure. It was published for many years by Nomadic Delirium Press and has now been taken over by Hiraeth Publishing. The […]

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The Colored Lens: Spring 2020 Kindle Edition (e-book magazine review).

May 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Colored Lens: Spring 2020 Kindle Edition (e-book magazine review).

I’ve been meaning to try ‘The Colored Lens’ for a while now. Finally, I grabbed a free sample courtesy of the world’s richest man and was impressed enough to buy the magazine. It has stories like this:- ‘The Hero’ by Carlen Vigo is told by the wife of a super-hero who didn’t know he was […]

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Storyhack Action & Adventure Issue Five (e-magazine review).

May 2, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Storyhack Action & Adventure Issue Five (e-magazine review).

The coronavirus lockdown has led many publishers and authors to peddle their works at big discounts or even free. Such was the case with Storyhack Action & Adventure Issue Five. It’s a magazine I always meant to read one day and I even have issue 3, bought and paid for, tucked away on my kindle. […]

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Floatation Device: A Charity Anthology by Scottish authors (charity ebook review).

April 24, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Floatation Device: A Charity Anthology by Scottish authors (charity ebook review).

Beyond Hadrian’s Wall in the cold, savage windswept north, a group of nice authors in the Glasgow SF Writers Circle have banded together to produce a fantasy anthology in aid of some charities that help the neediest in our current crisis. There’s a variety of jolly good fiction, some very short, so I’ll pick out […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 2 #112 (magazine review).

March 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 2  #112 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is a small-size magazine out of Alberta, Canada produced by volunteers on a tiny budget that consistently punches well above its weight. It’s mostly short fiction. In ‘Mindwig’ by Al Onia, James is a teacher at a liberal college surrounded by Christian fundamentalist institutions and he’s pondering the existence of extra-terrestrials. This might […]

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Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey (book review).

January 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey (book review).

‘Voyeurs Of Death’ is a single author collection by Shaun Jeffrey from 2007 featuring very short stories, most of which have appeared previously in some other horror magazine or anthologies. This means that some editor paid good money for them and was confident they would please the punters which is the best recommendation you can […]

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Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror edited by Alison L.R. Davies (book review).

January 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror edited by Alison L.R. Davies (book review).

‘Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror’ is a charity horror anthology released in 2006 which featured a few big names such as Neil Gaiman and Ramsey Campbell, alongside other not so famous but nonetheless talented and award-winning writers. All of them donated the stories freely to raise money for DebRA, a charity working on behalf […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Five: Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said: The Complex Genesis Of The Marvel Universe Expanded Edition (magazine review).

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Five: Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said: The Complex Genesis Of The Marvel Universe Expanded Edition (magazine review).

The Jack Kirby Collector # 75 is a special book-sized issue entitled ‘Kirby And Lee: Stuf’ Said!’ and this is a new slightly expanded edition of that same book. It’s an attempt by publisher John Morrow to tell the history of the creation of Marvel Comics in the words, mostly, of Stan Lee and Jack […]

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Falling Up (The Flying Crooked Series Book 2) by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

January 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Falling Up (The Flying Crooked Series Book 2) by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

The follow up to ‘Suppose We’, ‘Falling Up’ is the second book in ‘The Flying Crooked’ series. In ‘Suppose We’, titled after the spaceship, four human colonists arrived in the Kepler system and landed on Kepler-20h to explore and assess its suitability for human colonisation. The crew consisted of a two-fisted American Commander named Penn, […]

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