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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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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

May 10, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 2’ is one of those ‘taster’ anthologies that feature stories from on-going series. The publisher’s cunning plan is to get you hooked on a set of characters and a fantasy setting so you buy all the books. If the tasters are good enough, it works. So do these four tales cut the […]

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Terror Tales Of Cornwall edited by Paul Finch (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terror Tales Of Cornwall edited by Paul Finch (book review).

‘Terror Tales Of Cornwall’ is the perfect title for a book of new horror stories based in England’s most south-westerly county. The modern stories are interspersed with two or three-page essays about real legends of Cornwall. These are informative and add an extra dimension to the book. In the contents page and the text, they […]

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Tales From The Graveyard: A North Bristol Writers Anthology by Peter Sutton and Eric Nash (book review).

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales From The Graveyard: A North Bristol Writers Anthology by Peter Sutton and Eric Nash (book review).

Lurking in the media shadows behind the bright lights of Hollywood and the bestsellers vying for your attention are little books put out by small presses and local authors. Their zero marketing budget means they often go undeservedly unnoticed. One such tome is ‘Tales From The Graveyard’, an anthology of spooky stories from some writers […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton (magazine review)

April 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton  (magazine review)

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ features a mixture of native English and translated stories. First up is ‘Tideline Treasures, Or Growing Up Along The Mile High Dyke’ by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekstein. In future Holland, humans live on The Dyke, a strip of land projecting above the flooded world. It’s a hierarchical society. The adventurous […]

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The Secret Of Marrowbone (2018) (DVD film review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Secret Of Marrowbone (2018) (DVD film review).

‘The Secret Of Marrowbone’ is a horror/mystery/suspense drama written and directed by Sergio G. Sanchez who also wrote ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Impossible’. Marrowbone is the house where Mom grew up and she takes the family back there to make a new start after recent traumatic events. Daddy isn’t with them because he was the […]

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Outcasts of Order (Saga Of Recluce) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Outcasts of Order (Saga Of Recluce) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

On Eightday morning, I rose early and decided it was time to write the review of ‘Outcasts Of Order’ by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. After washing, I had a light breakfast of cheesed eggs with a few strips of ham accompanied by a small beaker of ale. My consort went off to do her work as […]

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Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Omnibus (Trish Trash Graphic Novels) by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Omnibus (Trish Trash Graphic Novels) by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review).

‘Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Omnibus’ is a graphic novel by Jessica Abel with background and design by Lydia Roberts and colours by Walter. I’m not sure what background and design mean. Originally released in three parts, the story is here collected into one big lovely edition with full colour printed on shiny paper. Anyway, […]

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Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse by John Smith, Edmund Bagwell, and Lee Carter (graphic novel review).

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse by John Smith, Edmund Bagwell, and Lee Carter (graphic novel review).

‘Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse’ collects three stories from the ‘Indigo Prime’ series that originally appeared in Britain’s greatest comic magazine ‘2000AD’. All are scripted by John Smith and the artists are Lee Carter and Edmund Bagwell, who has sadly departed this vale of tears. First up is ‘Dead Eyes’ with art by Lee Carter which doesn’t […]

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Astounding Space Thrills: Argosy Smith And The Codex Reckoning by Steve Conley (ebook review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Astounding Space Thrills: Argosy Smith And The Codex Reckoning by Steve Conley (ebook review).

Argosy Smith is a swashbuckling super-scientist hero in the tradition of Doc Savage but he lives in a very different future where you really must return overdue library books. In the 21st century, Earth moved into another region of space, an event known as ‘The Shift’. After The Shift, the laws of physics changed, space […]

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

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Five: Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said!: The Complex Genesis Of The Marvel Universe (review).

The Jack Kirby Collector # 75 is a special book-sized issue entitled ‘Kirby And Lee: Stuf’ Said!’ It’s an attempt by publisher John Morrow to tell the history of the creation of Marvel Comics in their words, mostly, of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. There are lots of other words included, not least those of […]

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