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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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Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 1 (graphic novel review)

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 1  (graphic novel review)

Initially, I thought ‘Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice’ fit in with the ‘Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage’ and ‘Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero’ saga and it does but there’s no evidence of that in this volume. However, I snuck a peek at Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 2 and Mister Henry Phage puts in an appearance there so […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1 (graphic novel review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1  (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero is a character in the Teknophage epic which was dreamed up by Neil Gaiman in the early 1990s but folded in a comicbook bust the like of which happens every ten years or so. It’s fair to point out that this volume can be read as a standalone but does tie […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2 (graphic novel review)

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2   (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2 is the follow up to ‘Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1 which is part of a series of comics with one epic story. This volume starts with a revolt against Henry Phage, powerful and crafty reptilian ruler of Kalighoul for several million years. Kalighoul is a parallel Earth and […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1 (graphic novel review)

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1   (graphic novel review)

Big picture first. ‘Teknophage’ is one of several comics published back in the early 1990s by Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who created the Sci-Fi Channel. Comics were booming and they thought the time was ripe for it. Neil Gaiman, a rising star then, a superstar now, was invited to come up with concepts to […]

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You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin (book review)

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin   (book review)

‘You Will Grow Into Them’ is an anthology of short stories from the pen, computer, word processor or whatever of Malcolm Devlin. Some of them have been previously published in ‘Interzone’, ‘Black Static and ‘Aickman’s Heirs’, which I presume is an anthology. Others have not, so far as one can tell, been published elsewhere. I […]

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View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner (book review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner   (book review)

Anthologies of foreign Science Fiction are intrinsically interesting, I think because the writers come from a different culture than your own. Not all that different if they’re French or German but quite a bit if they were in the Eastern bloc under communism. All the stories in this book date from before 1973 when it […]

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Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

‘Spaceports And Spidersilk’ is a small magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction aimed at young readers which features a mix of poetry and fiction. The kindle edition is easily navigable from the contents page. The first story is ‘The Five-Star Underwear’ by Rebecca Linam. Narrator Jake and his pal Brandon are cycling to school when […]

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Perihelion SF # 54 – April 2017 (emag review).

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Perihelion SF # 54 – April 2017 (emag review).

‘Perihelion SF’ is an on-line magazine, free to read, that publishes Science Fiction only, so no fantasy or horror here. It is inclined to be humorous but more serious subjects also feature. The fiction is listed in order of my preference, which may not be yours. ‘Places We Call Home’ by Amy Sisson is narrated […]

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The Creeping Garden (2014) (Blu-ray film review)

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Creeping Garden (2014)   (Blu-ray film review)

‘The Creeping Garden’ opens with black and white footage of Roy O’Neill, an excited NBC reporter. He says there are reports of blobs up to 18 inches in diameter appearing in gardens in Houston, Texas! Cut to a path through a pleasant wood and a man looking for slime moulds. Writing on the screen tells […]

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The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

‘The Chatelaine And The Storm’ is the second book in James Odell’s series about Samantha Hampden who. in book one of the ‘Queen Victoria’s Magicians’ series, unexpectedly became Chatelaine of the Guild of Magicians in Victorian London. It carries on straight after the book one, ‘Chatelaine Of The Guild’ with the same characters. Quite a […]

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