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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who has written a few short stories too.

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Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

Here’s the latest ‘Judge Dredd Megazine’ featuring several episodes of on-going stories. Whereas ‘2000AD’ tends to give you five or six-page episodes, the bigger Meg has space for ten or twelve thrill-powered pages at a time as well as some text articles. One advantage of the anthology system of serials in British comics is that […]

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2000AD Prog 2071 (emag review).

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2071 (emag review).

‘Judge Dredd: Live Evil’ (part 3) is beginning to add up after another exciting episode in the latest edition of ‘2000AD’. The Judge who can talk to the dead meets a ghostly alien presence who explains what’s been happening to her. The concept is similar to the Old Ones in Heinlein’s ‘Stranger In A Strange […]

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2000AD Prog 2070 (e-comic review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2070 (e-comic review).

‘Judge Dredd: Live Evil (part two)’ opens this issue of ‘2000AD’ which is always nice as he is the star of the comic. The script is by Ian Edginton, who seems to write nearly everything in here nowadays and the art is by Dave Taylor using a limited palette, deliberately one presumes. This is part […]

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

‘The Best Of The Victor’ aims to bring you the best of the old British weekly comic ‘The Victor’ and it succeeds pretty well. Alf Tupper, ‘The Tough of the Track’, is here, running tireless miles powered only by bubble and squeak. For non-British readers I should explain that this is leftover cabbage and potato […]

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The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ from Nomadic Delirium Press is a kind of shared world in which writers are invited to set a wide variety of stories. It was, I think, dreamed up by Nomadic Delirium editor J Alan Erwine. In the future, the USA has broken up into thirteen states with a lawless territory […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Three (magazine review).

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Three (magazine review).

The theme for the 73rd issue of ‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ is one-shots. I’m not sure themes are a good idea as it forces writers to contort the material to fit or seem to fit the topic. Anyway, I’ll pick out some highlights. The ‘Opening One -Shot’ is by editor John Morrow and focuses on […]

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The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle (ebook review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle (ebook review).

Peter S. Beagle’s latest book, ‘The Overneath’, isn’t a novel but an anthology. ‘The Green-Eyed Boy’ is a story about the youthful Schmendrick, big-nosed clumsy magician star of Beagle’s best-known work ‘The Last Unicorn’, which I haven’t read. It’s narrated by Schmendrick’s master, the magician to whom he is apprenticed, a great wizard called Nikos. […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is another small-size magazine enthusiastically dedicated to speculative stories and is available both in hard copy and e-bookishly. In this issue, the fiction opens with ‘A Lab Of One’s Own’ by Alec Austin and Marissa Lingen which concerns a wealthy young lady named Violetta who dabbles in alchemy. She goes to Wien to […]

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The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

February 14, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

The Manual is a half hour long film by Wil Magness, currently on the festival circuit, set in the distant future. James (actor J.J. Johnson) is the last man on Earth. After his parents die, he is raised and protected by an android called the Machine (actress Lauren Emery). The android has a calm feminine […]

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Perihelion SF # 56 (emag review).

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Perihelion SF # 56 (emag review).

‘Perihelion SF’ is back on the net, hurrah! It’s a fine mix of fiction, articles, comic strips and reviews and I’ve missed it. This issue is up to the usual high standards. Focusing on fiction first we begin with Joseph Green’s ‘Blood And Bone’. Johann and Axel are agents for Ansvar internal security and have […]

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