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Author Archive: EamonnMurphy

Eamonn Murphy lives in the west country and grew up reading Asimov, Heinlein, lots of other old SF and Marvel Comics. After many years hard labour he has settled down to a quiet life with a nice lady, two rescue dogs and four ducks. He writes reviews for crowsnest and a few short stories, some of which even get published in obscure magazines. His self-published (Beware!) horror novel 'Arnos Hell' set in a Bristol graveyard is available on Amazon as a kindle book. His YA novelette 'The Brigstowe Dragons' will be published shortly by Alban Lake. He seldom blogs at https://eamonnmurphyblog.wordpress.com/

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Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier (book review)

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier   (book review)

Jack Kirby was born in 1917 and grew up in the slums of New York. He was short and had to fight. He was mad for movies and the comicstrips in newspapers and drew all the time. His first proper job was at the Max Fleischer Animation Studios in 1935 and he hated the boring, […]

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Time Shifters: Into The Past: (Time Shifters Book 1) by Kate Frost (ebook review).

August 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time Shifters: Into The Past: (Time Shifters Book 1) by Kate Frost (ebook review).

The heroine of ‘Time Shifters: Into The Past’ is a girl of twelve named Maisie Brown and the story is told from her point of view. When the action starts, she’s on a school visit to Warwick Castle and the class are dressed in mediaeval-style clothes for that authentic feel. Maisie’s best friend is a […]

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Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

August 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

‘Alien Dimensions’ is another of those small magazines from tiny publishers that provide a market for writers at the beginning of their career or for part-time writers who have a different career or for writers who just do it for fun. It’s all fiction. First up is ‘Rootless’, which combines far future space voyagers exploring […]

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Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD (Blu-ray review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD    (Blu-ray review)

Britain was troubled in the late 70s. The unions were on strike and dead bodies were piling up in the streets or was it garbage? There were power cuts when the coal miners stopped work and industry became even less industrious than usual as the lights went out. In desperation, the public voted Margaret Thatcher […]

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Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5 (emag review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5   (emag review)

‘Phantaxis’ is a magazine of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories and novelettes. I found it doing market research and bought it to read on a well-known book website. The electronic version is cheap for 224 pages of good stuff. Really good stuff, to be fair. The first novelette, ‘Thinking Outside The Flock’ by Sarina […]

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The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau (graphic novel review)

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau  (graphic novel review)

Like another graphic novel collection I read last week, ‘The Chimera Brigade’ opens with a cast list and a page of text introduction to set the scene. I don’t mind this at all. ‘Show don’t tell’ they say in writers classes but a concise summary of the basic set up can spare the poor reader […]

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Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron by George Mann, Tazio Bettin, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Rob Steen (graphic novel review)

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron by George Mann, Tazio Bettin, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Rob Steen   (graphic novel review)

‘Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron’ collects Warhammer 40,000 # 0-4. It’s part of the extensive Warhammer universe, based on games, which can be confusing if you’re new to it as I am. To give credit where it’s due, there’s a useful cast list preceding the actual story to let you know who’s who. Pictures and […]

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Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell   (book review)

I’m late with this review of ‘Frostfire World’s as the May 2017 issue is already out but never mind. The magazine is aimed at readers aged 8-17 which is quite a variation. Some of the stories are fairly adult and some are obviously for younger kids. There’s poetry, too, but I’ll focus on the fiction. […]

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Shadows & Tall Trees 7 by Alison Moore and Brian Evenson (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadows & Tall Trees 7 by Alison Moore and Brian Evenson    (book review)

This is a volume of modern weird stories, the kind that aspire to fine writing and a certain atmosphere of dread rather than hero overcoming a succession of crises to win out in the last act plot shenanigans. Heroes overcoming a succession of crises to win out in the last act plots are good for […]

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Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne (magazine review)

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne  (magazine review)

The theme of this issue og the ‘Jack Kirby Collection’ is Omega, following on from last issue’s Alpha. Omega is about endings or death but, by stretching a point, you can say that anti-life is about death, too, and squeeze in Darkseid and Apokalypse, which is really about endings and so is Ragnarok. To celebrate […]

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