fbpx

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).

rss feed Twitter

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Broken Branches by Ben Ellis (book review).

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Broken Branches by Ben Ellis (book review).

‘Broken Branches’ by Ben Ellis is the second self-published book from this author who lives in Worthing. Now Worthing is important as both ‘Broken Branches’ and his first book, ‘In A Right State’ (https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/in-a-right-state-by-ben-ellis-book-review/) are set in the fictional south coast town of Wigthorn. This is, of course, an anagram of Worthing and there’s lots […]

Read More

Subterranea (2016) (DVD film review).

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Subterranea (2016) (DVD film review).

I’m a bit behind schedule as I should have reviewed this film when it was released in September 2016. At the time some people really liked it and others not so much. I’m afraid I’m in the not so much camp. Apparently, the plot for ‘Subterranea’ was inspired by the 1997 concept album of the […]

Read More

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

February 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (digital 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 […]

Read More

Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection) (1977) (Blu-ray film review).

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection) (1977) (Blu-ray film review).

Jabberwocky. There’s a name to bring a smile to members of the older generation. Some might associate it with Lewis Carroll’s poem of the same name, while others with a streak of daftness in them will fondly remember the 1977 film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Michael Palin. The film is allegedly inspired by […]

Read More

Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

While wandering around my local town centre in December looking for Christmas presents, I happened to find a comicshop. As a treat for myself I bought a paperback edition of the graphic novel ‘Daredevil: Father’ for £14.99. It has been almost four years since I last reviewed a graphic novel and I could kick myself […]

Read More

error

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)

SFcrowsnest