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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes too. See https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01GEVVV5Q

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of The Fantastic: vol 24 – #89 (magazine review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of The Fantastic: vol 24 – #89 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ sometimes has good non-fiction. This issue features an interesting article on Steampunk entitled ‘Through a Glass, Brightly; The Goggled Gaze Of Steampunk’ by Mike Perschon who is doing a thesis on the subject. Defining a genre is tricky, especially a fantasy genre, but Mike says that we should not say an item is […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

This Del Rey trade paperback original collection, ‘Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures’, consists of number of stories and a few poems and fragments along with interesting essays on where the works first appeared and who influenced Robert E. Howard’s historical tales. The stories are a stylish precursor to the sword and sorcery stories, Conan […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2012 Volume 123 # 703

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2012 Volume 123 # 703

There’s a bit of a southern feel to this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, southern USA, that is. This is evident in ‘Close Encounters’ by Andy Duncan which seems to be set in 1977 but harks back to an earlier era. Back in the 1950s, there were many UFO sightings in […]

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