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Author Archive: AndyWhitaker

I live in deepest darkest Essex where I enjoy photography, real ales, walking my dog, cooking and a really good book. I own an e-book reader which goes with me everywhere but still enjoy the traditional paper based varieties.

My oriental studies have earned me a black belt in Suduko and I'm considered a master in deadly Bonsai (there are very few survivors).

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GDPR – What’s that then?

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
GDPR – What’s that then?

GDPR replaces our old UK Data Protection Act 1998 which had got a bit long in the tooth. This new legislation is much more robust about protecting your personal data and forcing companies to be more transparent in telling us what they are collecting, what they are doing with it, who they are sharing it […]

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Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion (book review)

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion   (book review)

‘Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever’ by C.F. Villion is the first in the ‘Immortality Interrupted’ series which is currently a three book series. I’d call it a trilogy, but I don’t know how the third book ends so there could be more and there is a 32 page short story which is numbered […]

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The Lost Fleet: Beyond The Frontier: Guardian by Jack Campbell (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Lost Fleet: Beyond The Frontier: Guardian by Jack Campbell (book review).

Its been quite a while since I last reviewed a book from Jack Campbell’s ‘The Lost Fleet series. The original series comprises of six volumes charting the heroic ‘Jack Black’ and his exploits in trying to lead the remains of the Alliance fleet back to safety after being ambushed by the Syndicate World’s own fleet. […]

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Music From Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Featuring Original Score by Rachel Portman (music review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Music From Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Featuring Original Score by Rachel Portman (music review).

It’s not often a limited-edition box set of music from ‘Jim Henson’s The Storyteller’ featuring original music composed by award -inning composer Rachel Portman comes onto the market. To be honest this is the first time ever and it’s something special. There are 3 CDs with the third CD featuring music from the spin-off series, […]

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Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter 2 (Original Series Soundtrack) by Jeff Russo.

May 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter 2 (Original Series Soundtrack) by Jeff Russo.

It’s another soundtrack and another two-time Grammy nominee and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Russo’s creates ‘Star Trek: Discovery: Chapter Two’. In the PR material that accompanied the soundtrack there’s a quote from Variety Magazine, ‘Jeff Russo understands how music can affect an audience. When music is employed, he sees it as an enhancement to character development, […]

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Talisman Of Earth by A.S. Deller (book review).

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Talisman Of Earth by A.S. Deller (book review).

‘Talisman Of Earth’ is the debut book from the author A.S. Deller, so I’m not going to be as hard on it as I might. Why am I saying that? Well the PR blurb about the book says, ‘Flung thousands of light years distant in a terrible accident, the crew of the Talisman must make […]

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The Infinet (Trivial Game Book 1) by John Akers (book review).

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Infinet (Trivial Game Book 1) by John Akers (book review).

‘The Infinet’ is both speculative Science Fiction and a thriller, set in the not-too-distant future. One company, Omnitech Industries, has grown to be the most profitable technical company in the world. It’s all due to the success of their Univiz product which allows people to interact with computers in a completely new way. It’s essentially […]

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The Backworlds (book 1) by M. Pax (ebook review).

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Backworlds (book 1) by M. Pax (ebook review).

Every now and then a book comes along that’s a real pleasure to read and ‘The Backworlds’ by M. Pax is a fine example of such a book. It’s not a long story and it’s not a very complicated plot but it is very well-written. The author has clearly spent some time thinking about the […]

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Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

There’s not many people who don’t remember ‘Lost In Space’, be it the original TV series in the 1960s or the film from 1998 or perhaps the film ‘The Robinsons: Lost In Space’ from 2004. To ensure a generation of new kids get their fill of ‘Lost In Space’. Netflix has commissioned a new series […]

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Activation (The GAIA Series book 1 of 3) by M.G. Gilibert (book review)

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Activation (The GAIA Series book 1 of 3) by M.G. Gilibert (book review)

I like stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) although they can be formulaic. The usual story is AI starts nice, AI turns bad. What happens after that is usually what distinguishes the story. In ‘Activation’ by M.G. Gilibert we have a Science Fiction book that follows the formula but has a few distinguishing characteristics. Firstly, the […]

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