"Visions of childhood, and childhood visionaries, have been a constant theme in my work."
"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.
Dead Girls Richard Calder [Art: Leonardo M Giron]
Is This My Last Testement Juliet E McKenna [Nancy Farmer]
Complaint from The Other World Matt Finucane [Denis Pacher]
Distant Rain Andrew Knighton [Smuzz]
The Wrath of God: Part 2 Luke Cooper [Luke Cooper]
March of The Broken Craig Hallam [Jenna White]
Cancelled Robert E Keller [Martin Deep]
Transported Man Anthony Malone [Neil Struthers]
Fast Learners Derek Kagemann [Nathaniel Milljour]
Postosuchus Kirkpatricki Simon Petrie [AR Yngve]
The Escape Artist Chris Lynch [Rick Lundeen]
Depth Charge - Paging: The Svengali Of Soc Matt Wallace
Interview with Paul Drummond
Interview with Juliet E McKenna
Plastic Life - An introduction to Dead Girls - The Graphic Novel KJ Bishop
A running list of contributors also appears here.
What people said about this issue:
"[Murky Depths] consistently high standard has made it one of the best genre fanzines out there right now. . ." [Full review] - Leah Holmes (SFX)
"Editor Terry Martin is building something special at Murky Depths. If you enjoy diversity and spirit in your speculative storytelling, in addition to sharp illustrations and some keen interviews, then Murky Depths should find its way into your rotation . . ." [Full review] - Daniel W Powell (The Byproduct blog)
"Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you for publishing my story in issue #9. I've read the mag cover to cover now and have to admit it's bloody brilliant. I can't believe I haven't read it before. The artwork you put to my piece was really atmospheric, thanks for picking such a great accompaniment.
Thanks again guys. I'm looking forward to reading the next issue. I'm hooked!" - Craig Hallam (Murky Depths - Facebook Group)