"... 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."
Scratch Jason Palmer [Art: Paul McCaffrey]
A Brief History Of Dogfighting James Johnson [Leonardo M Giron]
The Longest Road in the Universe CS MacCath [Nancy Farmer]
A Healthy Outlook Bill Ward [Ricky Martin]
Viewers Choice Willie Meikle [Paul Drummond]
Bite The Bullet James Johnson [Denis Pacher]
Psong Ian Rogers [Zarina Liew]
Survivalist Kevin Brown [Neil Roberts]
Bait Paul Milliken [Caroline Parkinson]
Flashback Luke Cooper [Luke Cooper]
Haruspex William Douglas Goodman [Frankie Wallington]
An Interview with Chris Moore [Chris Moore]
Depth Charge: Fucking Vampires Matt Wallace [Andy Bigwood]
The r@t Report: Hurling Bricks r@t & James Johnson [Leonardo M Giron]
r@t Confidential: Comic bios r@t [Various]
A running list of contributors also appears here.
What people said about this issue:
"Issue 7 features a large number of dark science fiction tales, each one excellent examples of the genre." [Full Review] - Michelle Lee (BookLOve)
"Yet again, I'm immediately struck by the impressive artwork on the cover . . . taken as a whole this issue of 'Murky Depths' comes across once again as triumphant." [Full review] - Gareth D Jones (SFcrowsnest)
"Murky Depths is a good little horror magazine and once again, I recommend that you subscribe." [Full Review] - Sam Tomaino (SFRevu)
What other people are saying about Murky Depths
"Issue#7 received today in Edinburgh. Had my usual flick-through preview and couldn't help but read 'A Brief History Of Dogfighting'. Superb artwork and one of the best strips in MD so far, in my opinion. Cover also brilliant - love the wraparound effect. Looking forward to getting lost in it over the next few days. - Reader
"This issue is fantastic! Cover is cool, and "Scratch" is a great little story, no filler it's lean and mean. 'History Of Dogfighting' is a brilliant strip, and I liked how we were given a view as to how comics were made in the following article, as previously I had no idea how they were put together. Also, the way each story was introduced on the back page was innovative and made me smile. Oh and the article on f'ing vampires was f'ing great too." - Reader
"Issue #7 is looking stunning - just gets better and better. I like the text change on the back, it's looking far slicker just with that subtlety. Only read the Chris Moore interview so far which is good and the short story, 'Scratch' which I really enjoyed." - Reader
"This British quarterly SF/horror magazine features an interesting mix of prose and comic strip stories, and is gorgeously produced in US comicbook size with glossy pages throughout...a well produced magazine featuring some fantastic new talent, 'Murky Depths' is well worth checking out for fans of horror and SF. - Lawrence Conquest (The Barking Dog)
"With a profusion of illustrations bringing its pages to life, Murky Depths blends the mediums of comic book and literary magazine to bring its subscribers a [quarterly] feast of ghoulish, surrealist and downright peculiar encounters." "Full review - Judy Darley (EssentialWriters)