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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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Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

‘Alliance’ is the second ‘Linesman’ novel by S. K. Dunstall (sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall). There’s no break in the timeline between the two books so it picks up where ‘Linesman’ left off. The story opens with Captain Selma Kari Wang on board her spaceship. They were on assignment to test out some new weapons […]

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Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

‘Linesman’ is the first in what is currently a three-book series by K. T. Dunstall but’ let’s get one thing clear straight away’ S. K. Dunstall is not one author but two! They are in fact the Australian sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall who have teamed up to write the books. Anyway, ‘Linesman’ is a […]

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Earworms by Jonathan Doering (book review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Earworms by Jonathan Doering  (book review)

At 104 pages, ‘Earworms’ is a Science Fiction novella by author Jonathan Doering. As a novelette, it’s longer than a short story but shorter than a novel but still well worth the read. It’s an intriguing story set in the current time and focused (there’s a pun there) on the application of sound to affect […]

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The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

So here we are then, ‘The Sum Of Her Parts’, the third and final book in Alan Dean Foster’s ‘The Tipping Point Trilogy’. I’m going to have to be careful as I don’t want to give away any plot spoilers. Perhaps a short recap is in order as my reviews of the two previous books was […]

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Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

After the initial excitement of ‘Human Blend’ where the good Dr. Ingred Seastrom and the not so good but streetwise Whispr find themselves on the run from corporate assassins, the second volume, ‘Body, Inc.’, moves the story to southern Africa. In Forster’s vision of the future, it is called the South African Economic Combine and […]

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Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch  (book review)

‘Alien Nation’ is the fourteenth novel in the ‘Alien’ series which currently numbers 15 books. I have not read any of the previous books, so it was a good test to see if the books can be read out of sequence or do you have to read them in order. In fact, this book posed […]

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IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva (ebook review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva   (ebook review)

At 134 pages, ‘IMP – A Political Fantasia’ by Steven Paul Leiva is way too long for a short story and too short for a novel. However, with the appointment of Donald Trump to the office of US President this is a very timely story. I don’t think you can compare the main character of […]

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Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

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Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

I have always wanted to use the phrase ‘it’s got everything but the kitchen sink’ in a SF book and ‘Altered Starscape’ gives me that opportunity. Mobile O’Neill colony’s, AIs, Cyborgs, modified humans, aliens, Alderson disks, Dyson swarms, you name it and its most likely to be in ‘Altered Starscape’. I don’t mean this in […]

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The Blockade (First Salik War book 3) by Jean Johnson (book review)

January 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blockade (First Salik War book 3) by Jean Johnson  (book review)

‘The Blockade’ is the third and final book in the ‘First Salik War’ series by author Jean Johnson. The other books in the series are ‘The Terrans’ and ‘The V’Dan’. I’ve not read the first two books so it will be a good test to see if this works as a standalone novel. I’m also […]

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

I like alien invasion stories as they present the opportunity for displaying the best side of humanity while introducing weird aliens and technologies. ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson doesn’t present the best side of humanity but is the better book for not doing so. It is quite simply one of best books I have read for […]

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