"Dark, edgy and inflected with just the right degree of lyricism."
"... an examination of the human spirit, a darkened mirror that reflects the true nature of the struggle, not only for survival, but for civilization.
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The Night Runner Christopher Hawkins [Art: Scott Gray]
Johnny Nightshift Ed Norden [Ed Norden]
So This Is Mi Alison Littlewood [Nancy Farmer]
Misty Rain Michael J DeLuca [Wayne Blackhurst]
Fix Matt Doyle [Ed Norden]
Final Cut James Johnson [Glen Giron]
A Gland Enterprise Bill Ward [Martin Deep]
Halls of the Tollomai Lee Moan [Oli Smith]
Killer of The dead Ed Erdelac [Thomas Moran]
The Dark Gospel 4 Luke Cooper [Luke Cooper]
Pearl Lisa A Koosis [Paul Drummond]
The Digitally Damned Ross Kimble [Zarina Liew]
Spoils Of The Thirteenth Valkyrie Liza Granville [Mike Lansdell]
Bite The Bullet James Johnson [Denis Pacher]
A running list of contributors also appears here.
What people said about this issue:
" Murky Depths has a look and feel that finally brings short fiction into the twenty-first century [and] is what the future of print media will look like." [Full comments] - Bil Ward (billwardwriter.com)
" Just got my contributor copies of Murky Depths issue #5, which features my story "Misty Rain", complete with a seriously creepy illustration by Wayne Blackhurst. I have to admit I am pretty blown away." [Full comments] - Michael J. DeLuca (The Mossy Skull blog)
" The guys are doing great work producing something that excites, with talent left right and centre. Even if you're like me and find comic strip off-putting, fear not as there's plenty more to it than that." [Full comments] - Wayne Blachurst (Two Sided To A Sheet Of Paper blog)