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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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Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (CD soundtrack review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (CD soundtrack review).

The Netflix TV series ‘Altered Carbon’ is based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. It’s described in the PR material I was sent as ‘…an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future’. I’m not going to argue as I’ve yet to see it, although having […]

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Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

‘Degenesis: Black Atlantic’. What we have here is part-book, part-game whicah when combined result in a work of art that would grace a coffee table in the most luxurious of homes. It is a large format full colour 274 page hardback which oozes quality. It even has its own page marker fitted as standard. That’s […]

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Burn by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

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Burn by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

I was initially unsure why we were sent this novella by James Patrick Kelly to review as its been out for quite some time now. It was first published in hardback format in November 2005 and was a Nebula Award winner. A little bit of digging uncovered that the people at Tachyon Publications are now […]

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Literature® by Guillermo Stitch (book review)

June 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Literature® by Guillermo Stitch  (book review)

‘Literature®’ is an odd little book. That’s odd in an odd way, not odd in a bad way and that’s partly due to it being set in an alternative universe where things are just a bit different to what we consider normal in this universe. You can’t even put a date on when the events […]

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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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