"... an examination of the human spirit, a darkened mirror that reflects the true nature of the struggle, not only for survival, but for civilization.
"A quirky collection of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reminiscent in style of John Wyndham. A little something for everyone between the covers."
"Dark, edgy and inflected with just the right degree of lyricism."
Demon Lover Sam Stone [Art: Martin Deep]
Saint Darwin's Sprirituals D K Thompson [Glen James]
Miracle Michael A Pignatella [Mike Lomon]
First Aid Edward Morris [Mark Chilcott]
Flave's Formula Jason Palmer [Abe Saleh]
The Man With The Hologram Face Louise Cypher [Dan Skinner]
Paternoster Blues Richard Barber [A R Yngve]
Casting Sin C S MacCath [Ed Norden]
Day Boy Trent Jamieson [Brian Troll]
The Dark Gospel 3 - Halo Slipping Luke Cooper [Luke Cooper]
Rex The Dog Mur Lafferty [Dan Gardner]
Warped James Johnson [Leonardo M Giron]
The Visitor R D Hall [Denis Pacher]
When It Stomps Beneath The Terra (Article) Matt Wallace
An Interview with BFS award winner Vincent Chong
A running list of contributors also appears here.
What people said about this issue:
" Murky Depths . . . blends killer art, dark short stories, and graphic strips into a combination comic book/fiction magazine that's pure candy for both the mind and eyes." [Full Review] - Michell Lee (The Fix)
" This quarterly anthology is something very special indeed and is going to cause some long running fiction magazines to start sweating in fear. What I love most about this publication is the way it embraces storytelling in all its forms, an eclectic collection of styles, genres and presentation sealed inside one of the most professional packages I have had the pleasure to hold in my hands. " [Full Review] - Gary Charles (Whispers of Wickedness)
"If you like a mix of art and story, this is for
you. " [Full Review] - Sam Tomaino (SFRevu)
" I'm not even going to say what my top three favorites were...because I can't. There wasn't one piece in here that wasn't a pleasant surprise," [Full Review] - Edward Morris (Murky Depths Forum)