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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. His latest book 'Federation and Empire' is out now - links here
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Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

‘Kzine’, edited by Graeme Hurry, is one of the many small press magazines that foster new talent and keep the flame of the short story burning bright. This is the latest issue. First up is ‘Maxwell’ by Rhonda Parrish which is told in epistolatory format. The first letter, dated March 3, 194-, is from fourteen […]

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The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘The Mage-Fire War’ is the 22nd book of ‘The Saga Of Recluce’. but don’t let that put you off as they can mostly be read independently. This is the third book featuring Beltur, a nice, ruthless young man who’s an order mage of great power. The previous Beltur books were ‘The Mongrel Mage’ and ‘Outcasts […]

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The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

October 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Book Of Forks (book 3) by Rob Davis (book review).

‘The Book Of Forks’ is part three of a graphic novel trilogy, following on from ‘The Motherless Oven’ and ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’. This particular graphic novel takes its title from ‘The Book Of Forks’, a volume in the story being written by Castro Smith to explain the history of his world. The first thing […]

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The Pan Book Of Horror Stories selected by Herbert van Thal (book review).

October 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Pan Book Of Horror Stories selected by Herbert van Thal (book review).

‘The Pan Book Of Horror Stories’ is a diverse collection of old-fashioned horror fiction. There is implied racism in certain stories but that has to be taken in the context of the time when they were written. For example, in ‘His Beautiful Hands’ by Oscar Cook, the manicurist is vengeful partly because of her Javanese […]

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The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘The Ape Man’s Brother’ is a Tarzan novella by talented pulp writer Joe R. Lansdale and one that is not suitable for children. The ape man is the first-person narrator and his aim is to tell the truth about The Big Guy, as he calls his brother, unlike that other writer who just wanted to […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4 (e-mag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4’ features fifty thousand words of new Science Fiction from the ‘United’ Kingdom (we still call it that), the ‘United’ States of America (don’t laugh), Russia, China, Sweden and Italy. It opens with ‘They Are Coming’ by Paul R. Hardy. ‘They’ are aliens, for alien invasion is the theme of […]

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The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan (book review)

September 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan  (book review)

‘The Land Of Somewhere Safe’ is also known as the Land of Nod. It’s where Keen and Able went, for Keen didn’t really kill Able as the groanhuffs have it in their book. No. ‘Keen rewrote Able out of reality, into this hideyhole playground. And went in after him, to the land where every scruff […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy-Seven (magazine review).

The theme of this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is monsters and bugs, mostly because monsters wasn’t quite a big enough theme for a whole issue and partly because bugs enlarged by radiation count as monsters, too. My favourite article this issue was a piece for the ‘Retrospective’ section entitled ‘I Remember… Vandoom, Master Of […]

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

‘Parallel Worlds’ is a new, free webzine launched this month. The headline article is an interview with Isaac Childres, creator of ‘Gloomhaven’ and most of the pages are devoted to Games and Gaming, a subject I know absolutely nothing about. However, it contains other stuff, too, concerning which I am quite prepared to bore you […]

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The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

‘The Lake Boy’ is a novella by Adam Roberts told in the form of a diary or journal. Once upon a time, people used these to record the events of their everyday life in this way, like a blog or Facebook profile except they kept it to themselves instead of boring the entire world with […]

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