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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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The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

The first edition of ‘The Intrinsic’ covers chapter 1 ‘Torment’. Before getting further into the plot I should mention that the story was written by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones and Erik Hendrix with Allan Oterd doing the pencilling. The colorist for this edition was Chandran Ponnusamy and EriK Hendrix did the letters. The artwork […]

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The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox (book review)

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox (book review)

I must admit I have never read a Batman book before. Of course, I have read untold numbers of Batman comics and graphic novels. When added to the’ Batman’ TV shows, films and cartoons I have watched over the years, I think I can say that I know one or two things about our batty […]

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Albedo One # 42 (magazine review)

November 4, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Albedo One # 42 (magazine review)

‘Albedo One’ is a bit of a mixed bag. It has an interview with a writer several short stories and reviews of other stories. As with any collection of short stories there are going to be some that work for the reader and some that don’t. Issue 42 of ‘Albedo One’ is no exception to […]

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The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

This is a novel from the Lost Fleet Universe as depicted in the original ‘Lost Fleet’ series of novels. For those new to the story, these novels described the antics of the legendary Black Jack as he led the Alliance Fleet back from an attack deep in Syndicate space. Jack Geary ship was destroyed in […]

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Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

October 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

I have completed the ‘Great North Road’ and it’s an epic trek taking you to places you would never otherwise visit, meeting both extraordinary and ordinary people. I said it was an epic trek and it is, taking 117 days with the journey starting on Sunday January 13th 2143 and ending on Thursday 9th May […]

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The Evil Tree by Erik Hendrix and Daniel Thollin

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Evil Tree by Erik Hendrix and Daniel Thollin

‘The Evil Tree’ is a rather good ghost story that is rather let down by the artistic style used to depict it. With the story taking up 98 pages, there is room for quite a bit of bonus material filling it out to a respectable 110 pages. Erik Hendrix is credited as the writer with […]

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Year Zero by Rob Reid.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Year Zero by Rob Reid.

There’s a lot of praise for this book with some on the front cover and lots all over the back cover. For once I can’t disagree with a single one of them. Even the one that said ‘Year Zero is ROFLMAO funny…’, although I had to google that one just to see if it was […]

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Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

August 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

‘Bad Glass’ is the debut novel from Richard E. Gropp. who won the Suvudu Writing Contest beating more than 700 aspiring authors. It is not what I would call SF but more urban horror as it is set in the present day in a city in eastern Washington, USA. Residents of Washington in Tyne & […]

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The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

I am new to ‘The Asteroid Wars, having missed ‘The Precipice’ and ‘The Rock Rats’ that preceded this book but ‘The Silent War’ looked interesting enough to skip those and dive right in with the last book of the series. It certainly does not require the reader to have read the other books being a […]

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The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

This is the fourth book in ‘The Laundry Files’ series of novels telling the story of Bob Howard, an operative in a branch of a very British and very secret service known as ‘The Laundry’ that fights otherworldly threats to this world. Bob is an ex-hacker who is now a practitioner of the profession of […]

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