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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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Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran (graphic novel review).

September 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran (graphic novel review).

‘Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible (A Marvelous Memoir)’ is the life story of comicbook legend Stan Lee told in comicbook form, which was a good idea. As Stan can’t actually write anything by himself, he was assisted by Peter David and the beautiful full colour artwork is by Colleen Doran. Most of the population know Stan Lee, […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 29 no. 1 #108 (magazine review).

September 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 29 no. 1  #108 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘On Spec’ is out now with the usual variety of stories. The fiction opens with ‘Medicus’ by Robin S. Carson, a time travel story set in the Roman Empire. In the little mountain town of Augustula lives a medicus, better than most as his treatments actually work. When a stranger comes […]

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After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

‘After The Orange’ features twenty-four stories by a variety of writers contemplating the future of America and the world after 2032 or further ahead. The basic premise is that the current leader of the free world will make changes that have long-lasting effects. In the foreword, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough quotes an anthropologist discussing places and […]

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Tumult by John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy (graphic novel review).

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tumult by John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy (graphic novel review).

‘Tumult’ is a graphic novel written by John Harris Dunning, drawn by Michael Kennedy and brought to you by SelfMadeHero, who do many interesting books. It’s the story of Adam Whistler, a director of commercials and music videos, who hopes to make it to the big time: feature films! Meanwhile, he lives a reasonably contented […]

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Disturbed Digest June 2018 (e-mag review).

July 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest June 2018 (e-mag review).

As with ‘Bloodbond May 2018’, I bought ‘Disturbed Digest June 2018’ in the Smashwords summer sale for a mere dollar, so it’s good value financially. It’s good value artistically, too. The opening story is ‘As the Crow Flies’ by Lorraine Pinelli Brown. Set in the American corn-belt, it’s about Isaiah, a good ol’ boy who […]

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Ancestral Machines (Book Four of Humanity’s Fire) by Michael Cobley (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ancestral Machines (Book Four of Humanity’s Fire) by Michael Cobley (book review).

In ‘Ancestral Machines (A Humanity’s Fire Novel book 4)’ by Michael Cobley, trouble comes to the Milky Way galaxy. One hundred thousand years ago in the Greater Shining Galaxy, a galaxy far, far away, they built a marvel of engineering called the Great Harbour of Benevolent Harmony. It comprised two hundred worlds harnessed to an […]

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Bloodbond May 2018 (e-magazine review).

July 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Bloodbond May 2018 (e-magazine review).

‘Bloodbond’ is a quarterly magazine from Alban Lake Publishing that features stories about vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters, though only vampires seem to feature in this issue. ‘The Blood, The Guts, And The Dirt’ by J.G. Formato is set in a future where there’s a Ruling Class and a Working Class. Faun, as they call her, […]

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The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

July 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Furnace: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Prentis Rollins (graphic novel review).

‘The Furnace’ by Prentiss Rollins opens with learned physicist Doctor Walton Honderich on a plane to New York with his wife, Piper, and his daughter, Clara. He’s depressed and drinking too much because to have a child in this world is to live in constant fear. Along with that, he has guilt. Soon after arrival, […]

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El Borak And Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard (book review).

July 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
El Borak And Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard (book review).

Down in the west Texas town of El Paso was born Francis Xavier Gordon, known by repute from Stamboul to the China Sea. Muhammadans called him El Borak, the swift. They feared and respected him. An evil Hungarian called Gustav Hunyadi may be his match. This villain is plotting to send a howling horde of […]

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Bugs In The System by Karen Otto (ebook review).

June 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bugs In The System by Karen Otto (ebook review).

‘Bugs In The System’ consists of three novelettes set in an area of space known as the Void. After a somewhat mysterious prologue in which some beings are downloading their consciousness into robot duplicates, we move onto ‘Part One: Collective Revelations’. A crew of aliens are escorting a deadly prisoner back to their military base. […]

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