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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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Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking (book review).

November 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking (book review).

Every now and then a story comes along that makes me sit up and take a bit of notice. Well, ‘Déjà Vu’ by Ian Hocking is one of those. It is set in the year 2023 so it’s not too far in the future but far enough for some startling breakthroughs to have occurred. I […]

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Big Data Is Watching You! (A Comic Dystopia) by Bruce Hartman (ebook review).

November 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Big Data Is Watching You! (A Comic Dystopia) by Bruce Hartman (ebook review).

Expected publication: November 10th 2015 At the very end of my e-book edition there is an important note which starts with the sentence ‘Big Data Is Watching You! is a work of satirical fiction set in a nonexistent world in the distant future.’ It might be a non-existent world but it has some striking similarities […]

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SmartYellow by J.A. Christy (book review).

September 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
SmartYellow by J.A. Christy (book review).

This is speculative fiction with a hint of Science Fiction to help provide the environment. The title ‘SmartYellow’ refers to a genetic marker which is being used to tag low level criminals and undesirables who unwittingly reside within enclosures. Although it may be speculative fiction, it has got its roots in the current world which […]

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King Of The Bastards by Stephen Shrewsbury and Brian Keene (book review)

September 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
King Of The Bastards by Stephen Shrewsbury and Brian Keene (book review)

‘King Of The Bastards’ falls into the sword & sorcery bracket. The one with big men with big muscles and big swords fighting wizards. It is a bit of an odd book in terms of its construction as before you get to the Prologue there is a ‘What has gone before’ section. This is titled […]

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I Am Titanium (Pax Black book 1) by John Patrick Kennedy (book review).

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
I Am Titanium (Pax Black book 1) by John Patrick Kennedy (book review).

I think ‘I Am Titanium’ is aimed at the younger person who likes superheroes. There’s a lot of teenage angst, sex and violence held loosely together by a strange plot. The story starts with the main character Pax’s consciousness returning back from a trip to the astral plane to take up residence once again in […]

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Travelling In Space by Steven Paul Leiva (book review).

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Travelling In Space by Steven Paul Leiva (book review).

‘Traveling In Space’ tells the tale of a group of aliens aboard a colony ship who are travelling the universe in search of other planets to colonise. They simply call themselves ‘Life’ from the planet ‘The Living World’ and the spaceship is called the ‘Lifeship’. The story is written from the perspective of the aliens […]

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Moonkind: Survivors Of Ebola by Bruce Merchant, M.D. (book review).

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Moonkind: Survivors Of Ebola by Bruce Merchant, M.D. (book review).

In AD 2173, mankind has a bit of a minor setback. That’s if being wiped out by a virulent Ebola virus can be called a minor setback. There’s always hope as just before this new strain of Ebola struck an outpost on the Moon had been built and staffed by a small group of scientists. […]

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty by Raymond Benson

June 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty by Raymond Benson

The blurb on the front cover announces that ‘Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty’ is ‘The official novel of the thrilling Konami video game created by Hideo Kojima!’ So no change there then, as that’s what it said on the first book, ‘Metal Gear Solid’. In many ways it’s almost identical to the first […]

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Apex Magazine Issue 73, June 2015 (emag review).

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine Issue 73, June 2015  (emag review).

It’s another month which means it’s another ‘Apex Magazine’. After the last couple of issues, where it seemed to be losing direction and struggling for content, I had reservations about reading this one but old habits die hard and I had a quick look. This turned into a longer look and before I knew it, […]

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Instinct (A Chess Team Adventure book 2) by Jeremy Robinson.

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Instinct (A Chess Team Adventure book 2) by Jeremy Robinson.

  ‘Instinct’ is the second Chess Team adventure novel and, as before, the ‘Chess Team’ is an elite, best-of-the-best, US Special Forces team from the black ops Delta Unit who all have codenames based on chess pieces. It’s the same team from the first novel led by King (Jack Siglar) with Queen, Bishop, Rook and […]

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