Wasps at the Speed of Sound garners 4-stars at LibraryThing

Another LibraryThing review, this for Derryl Murphy’s edgy collection of short, speculative fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound. available from Five Riversand online booksellers worldwideprint and eBook This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Very thought-provoking and entertaining stories. Most of them have an underlying environmental element to them. My favorite story is Those Graves of Memory-about a boy, memories and a very distant future. Others go from a human who has a chance…

Wasps at the Speed of Sound contest winner

It didn’t take very long for our fans to react to our Wasps at the Speed of Sound contest. J.R. Johnson, of Ottawa, Ontario, was the first to decode the Morse Code message in the cover designed by Art Director, Jeff Minkevics. J.R. Johnson grew up in the folded Appalachian hills, where she learned to love autumn, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near her house. The fact autumn is…

Wasps at the Speed of Sound, by Derryl Murphy releases November 1

Derryl Murphy’s first collection of edgy, visionary short stories is back in print: There are eleven stories in this collection, ten of them gathered together for the first time and one making its debut in these pages. All of them examine our experience with the worlds around us, anticipating dread and disaster with every turn, even while hope is sometimes allowed to win out. Come witness: the destruction of the Earth; an alien tourist and…

New in November: Derryl Murphy’s Wasps at the Speed of Sound

In 2005 Prime Publishing released a collection of short stories by Canadian author, Derryl Murphy, called Wasps at the Speed of Sound. While the collection went on to receive positive critical and reader response, and hit academic required reading lists, Wasps eventually ended up unavailable and sidelined. Because of the visionary and edgy nature of Murphy’s writing, we thought Murphy’s stories worthy of rebirth. So it is we’re very proud to announce the return of Murphy’s…