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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 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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The Formula by Don Viecelli (ebook review).

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Formula by Don Viecelli (ebook review).

The Formula’ by Don Viecelli is described as a ‘suspense thriller that starts with a brutal murder on Ares, a large space station orbiting Mars in the year 2094’. It sounds ideal for me as I do like a good Science Fiction thriller. Two scientists, a father and daughter, have discovered a drug which reverses […]

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Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Universe’ is the first in what is promised to be an 8 book military SF series. Books 2 and 3 are already available so the author, Joshua James, must be hard at work on the next one. So what’s it all about? The short answer is Lance Corporal `Lucky’ Lee Savage, a Frontier Marine […]

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Pacific Rim Uprising – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (soundtrack review).

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim Uprising – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe (soundtrack review).

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is the sequel to the 2013 Science Fiction monster film called, yes, you’ve guessed it, ‘Pacific Rim’. While they might have retained three of the original actors, they changed the director and the soundtracks composer for the sequel. Lorne Balfe takes up the reigns and has certainly delivered. The CD contains 25 […]

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The Mission (A New Earth Novella) by MJ McGriff (book review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mission (A New Earth Novella) by MJ McGriff (book review).

From what I have been able to glean, ‘The Mission’ is a prequel to the two ‘New Earth’ novels, ‘The Fall’ and ‘The Takeover’, that have already been published which I have yet to read. The events in ‘The Mission’ would appear to occur much earlier to the events of the first book in the […]

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Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

March 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

‘Empty Caskets’ is the first book in what looks to be a series about the newly formed Space Rangers only they haven’t been formed yet, so this book details the events leading up to their formation. ‘Empty Caskets’ is set in the not so distant future where humans have just developed a warp drive but […]

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Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

So, here we are with the final book in Campbell’s ‘Stark’s trilogy. After ‘Stark’s War’ we had ‘Stark’s Command’ and to bring things to an end we have ‘Stark’s Crusade’. At the end of the second book, the rebel commander Ethan Stark is left pondering what to do to avoid further conflict and resolve the […]

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