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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 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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Stark’s Command (book 2) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stark’s Command (book 2) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

After ‘Stark’s War’, we have ‘Stark’s Command’, which is the second book in the trilogy by Jack Campbell. In the first book, we saw the Americans failed attempt to annex the Moon, but which left them in control of a colony which is besieged by the other Earth powers. When a new American general arrived […]

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Quick-Kill And The Galactic Secret Service (Parts 1-3) by K.J. Heritage (ebook review).

March 9, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Quick-Kill And The Galactic Secret Service (Parts 1-3) by K.J. Heritage (ebook review).

  I must admit I have a nostalgic fondness for good old-fashioned Science Fiction with spaceships, lasers, explosions and daring-do. Perhaps it was all the Flash Gordon I used to watch at the Saturday morning cinema. Anyway, ‘Quick-Kill And The Galactic Secret Service’ brings it all back, although it’s been updated to reflect the technical […]

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Starks War (book 1) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Starks War (book 1) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry).

This is the first book in ‘The Stark’s War Trilogy’. As we have come to expect from Campbell (which is John G. Hemry’s pen name), this is futuristic military Science Fiction but while his ‘The Lost Fleet’ series of books is the navy in space, ‘Stark’s War’ is very much army and US Army to […]

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Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (DVD review).

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (DVD review).

This version of the film ‘Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes’ has been rereleased as part of the MVD Rewind Collection from MVD Entertainment. There are two discs in the box with one being a DVD and the other a Blu-Ray. Apart from the format of the film – High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition […]

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