Murphy, M K L

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(?   -    ) US author whose gonzo spoof The Isle of Minimus (2016) comes close to sf-like turns of story, though the surreal disjointedness of the telling, which is oddly underlined by the fact that the entire text comprises a single sentence, generates a sense that the scenes presented may not be designed to be grasped literally. This reluctance to fix to the world the various story elements evoked – the titular Island of "dwarfs" in the English Channel is not in truth easily located – places the tale at some distance from Fantastika as that broad designation is normally used in this encyclopedia. But the Satire of contemporary Media Landscapes is sometimes telling, and the tale leapfrogs at points into the Near Future. [JC]

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