"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.
"A quirky collection of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reminiscent in style of John Wyndham. A little something for everyone between the covers."
The Last Marriane Alan Frackelton [Art: James Fletcher]
All I Want For Christmas Christian Carter-Stephenson [Mark Chilcott]
Are You Lonesome Tonight? Alan James Roll [Nancy Farmer]
Between Hanson and Hendrix Brian Ross [Candra Hope]
Alms For Oblivion Christopher Morris [Jackson Gebien]
Horizon Damien G. Walter [Ian Jones]
Xmas Love Story Lavie Tidhar [Thomas Tuke]
The Third Time David J Howe [Brian Troll]
Best In Class Jonathan Gillespie [Paul Drummond]
Hellhound Luke Cooper [Luke Cooper]
Ghoul Is My Copilot Julio Alegria [Mark Bell]
The Head Of Saint Mark ZS Adani [Ed Norden]
The Factory James Johnson [Leonardo M Giron]
A running list of contributors also appears here.
What people said about this issue:
" In between receiving issues of 'Murky Depths' I always forget quite what the magazine is like. This means that every time I open the packet and pull out a new issue I'm stunned again at the vibrancy of its production. Full colour cover, glossy, high quality paper throughout, a rich medley of artistic styles, the clean and professional layout and that subtle smell of quality. . . .I would say this is the strongest issue yet."Full review - Gareth D Jones (SFcrowsnest)
" The cover looks brilliant. And the interview with Jason Beam was really interesting. Some useful tips in there for new illustrators." - Candra Hope (Murky Depths Forum)