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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy is a science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel reviewer who writes a bit. https://eamonnmurphywriter.wordpress.com/welcome-2/

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Aoife’s Kiss by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aoife’s Kiss by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

‘Aoife’s Kiss’ is a fantasy novel and starts with a prologue on 12 May 202-, five years before the present day. Aoife Ni Riain has been researching runestones and, almost by accident, discovers that she can open portals to other places with them. The stones work different magics according to how they are combined. Cut […]

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Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola (book review)

June 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola   (book review)

‘Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars is an SF adventure story set on the red planet but, due to a genetic condition our heroine, Denver Moon, can only see in black and white. Blood and gore are not so nasty that way and, in her career as a private investigator, she’s seen plenty. Denver is […]

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The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

May 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj and Thomas Campi (book review).

What better way to tell the story of Superman’s creation than in graphic novel form? That’s what Papercutz have done with a script by Julian Voloj and lovely, simple art by Thomas Campi. ‘The Joe Shuster Story’ starts with Shuster as an old man sleeping on a park bench and being woken up by a […]

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The Many Deaths Of Scott Koblish by Scott Koblish (book review).

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Many Deaths Of Scott Koblish by Scott Koblish (book review).

 ‘The Many Deaths Of Scott Koblish’ is a small hardback coffee table book by comic artist Scott Koblish (Spider-Man, Deadpool) in which he contemplates ways he might meet the Grim Reaper. There are fantasy and SF elements to several of these extinctions which, along with his status as a super-hero artist, qualify it for inclusion […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 28 no. 4 #107 (magazine review).

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 28 no. 4 #107 (magazine review).

On Spec # 107 contains seven short stories, a poetic tribute to Ursula Le Guin, another poem, two interviews, an editorial and a report on Can-Con 2017. As usual, I’ll focus on the fiction. Parson has an odd power in ‘When Winter Comes’ by Hayden Trenholm. People want to please him. Ever since he was […]

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The Mongrel Mage (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mongrel Mage (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘The Mongrel Mage’ is the 19th novel in the on-going ‘The Recluse Saga’ but you don’t have to read the other eighteen to follow it. Even so, I imagine that most people who buy this book will have some of the others and at least understand Modesitt’s magical system of order and chaos. Essentially, order […]

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2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

April 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2076 (e-mag review).

The latest weekly instalment of Thrill Power is out now in 2000AD Prog 2076. ‘Judge Dredd: Flaws’ (Part One) opens the issue. Higson Plaza is a divided community with one block supporting law enforcement and the other block bitterly resenting them. Sometimes, they fight. Reporter Mo Malik is more interested in a good story than […]

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Welcome To Dystopia: 45 Visions Of What Lies Ahead edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Welcome To Dystopia: 45 Visions Of What Lies Ahead edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

Gordon Van Gelder says in his preface to ‘Welcome To Dystopia’ that he wanted lots of short stories for this anthology rather than just a few long ones. He succeeded. There are forty-five tales packed in here and even the most meticulous reviewer isn’t going to cover all of them, though I have read them […]

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2000AD Prog 2075 (e-mag review).

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2075 (e-mag review).

It’s not easy reviewing a weekly comic! The next one arrives before you draw breath from the last one and you have to go again. Here’s a quick update on the stories in this issue. Some are on-going and a couple are one-shots. ‘Judge Dredd: The Death Watch’ is a one shot. The Chronos 5000, […]

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Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

I bought this issue because it contains a story by Mike Morgan and an interview with him. I’ve enjoyed a few of his yarns in the past. Happily, there is some other good stuff, too. ‘A Prophecy And The People’ by Beth Powers is a fantasy that plays with the usual tropes. The Bard is […]

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