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Murphy, David

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1953-    ) Irish author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Undertow" for FTL in 1989, was a founding editor of the Irish genre magazine Albedo One (a position from which he stepped down in 2013) and has assembled his stories in Broken Heroes (coll 1995 chap), Alienations: Stories of the Near Future (coll 1998 chap) and further collections listed below. His first novel, Longevity City (2005), is a Paranoia-infused vision of a new future world under the almost total control of Big Pharma; the protagonist and his twin – they have been created as twins through invasive Genetic Engineering – fight back against the backdrop of a planet riven by Climate Change and other Disasters. [JC]

David Murphy

born Cork, Ireland: 30 October 1953


collections and stories

  • Broken Heroes (Dublin, Ireland: Albedo One Publications, 1995) [coll: chap: illus/pb/Paul Sheridan]
  • Alienations: Stories of the Near Future (Chippenham, Wiltshire: Piper's Ash Limited, 1998) [coll: chap: pb/nonpictorial]
  • Arkon Chronicles (Lansdowne, Pennsylvania: Silver Lake Publishing, 2003) [novella: chap: pb/Jeff Ward]
  • Lost Notes (Dublin, Ireland: Aeon Press, 2004) [coll: pb/John Kenny]
  • Bird of Prey (Santa Rosa, California: Damnation Books, 2011) [novella: chap: pb/Julie D'Arcy]


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