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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
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Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics. The Complete Comics Volume Two 1981-83 (graphic novel review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics. The Complete Comics Volume Two 1981-83 (graphic novel review).

‘Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics. The Complete Comics Volume Two: 1981-83’ collects the daily original series ‘Star Trek’ newspaper strips from 1981-83. The title is accurate. After an interesting general introduction by J.C. Vaughn, we have the strips. ‘Restructuring Is Futile’ is written by Sharman Di Vono and drawn by Ron Harris. A machine intelligence […]

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Hot Times In Magma City 1990-95: Volume Eight by Robert Silverberg (book review).

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hot Times In Magma City 1990-95: Volume Eight by Robert Silverberg (book review).

This volume in the continuing series from Subterranean Press collects Robert Silverberg stories from 1990-1995. ‘Hot Times In Magma City’ opens with a general introduction in which the author fondly reminisces about the good old days when he started out writing Science Fiction. This is followed by thirteen stories, each blessed with another introduction explaining […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

February 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

As well as the informative ‘Departments’ there are loads of stories in ‘The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, divided on the contents page, as usual, into novella, novelette and short stories. Arbitrarily, I will section them into Science Fiction, fun and fantasy. These categories are not mutually exclusive. This month’s novella is ‘The Lightness […]

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Star Trek: Best Of Klingons (graphic novel review).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Best Of Klingons (graphic novel review).

‘Star Trek: Best Of Klingons’ is a book of two halves, more or less. The first half consists of four issues originally published by DC comics as Star Trek # 1-4. The second half was originally issued by IDW Publishing as Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell # 1-5. The first story follows on directly […]

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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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