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Dark Currents edited by Ian Whates (anthology book review).

August 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Currents edited by Ian Whates (anthology book review).

‘Dark Currents’ is an anthology of short stories from interesting little publisher NewCon Press for which the authors were given one simple prompt: Dark currents/dark tides. They could make of that what they would and author brains being each unique, they delivered sixteen different stories and one poem. I read the hardcover version but it’s […]

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2001: An Odyssey In Words edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter (book review).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
2001: An Odyssey In Words edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter (book review).

To celebrate the centenary of Arthur C. Clarke’s birth, NewCon Press has produced a volume of stories that all contain exactly 2001 words. It’s a fantastic concept, giving rise to a great selection of brief yet entertaining stories but, even with a page count of around 200 pages, that still amounts to rather a lot […]

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The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

I’d been aware of Ian Whates as a Science Fiction author for some years, but never got around to reading any of his work. To be honest, while I’ve always been an SF fan, I have tended to favour the supernatural over science for my reading material in recent years. More recently, I’ve become aware […]

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The Ion Raider (book 2) by Ian Whates (book review).

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ion Raider (book 2) by Ian Whates (book review).

Second books of either a trilogy or a series are notoriously difficult to write, especially if it is accepted that some readers will not have seen the first book. Somehow information needs to be conveyed about the characters that continue from one book to the other, the setting has to be re-established without boring previous […]

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Pelquin’s Comet (Volume 1 of The Dark Angels) by Ian Whates (book review).

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pelquin’s Comet (Volume 1 of The Dark Angels) by Ian Whates (book review).

Ian Whates is well-known in the British Science Fiction and Fantasy community as an author, anthologist and publisher. He runs the award-winning small independent publishing house NewCon Press and has edited many anthologies including the highly successful ‘Solaris Rising’ series. He is, however, also an author in his own right, having already published two collections […]

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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates	 (book review).

Ian Whates has created a strong reputation for himself as an editor who produces exciting anthologies of short speculative fiction. In the same way Solaris has carved itself a niche as a publisher which consistently delivers high quality genre anthologies. ‘Solaris Rising 2’ is their latest collaboration in this vein. Does it live up to […]

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The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

‘The Noise Revealed’ is the sequel to ‘The Noise Within’ and I’m sorry to say, I still have no idea what any of it has to do with the main aspect of the plot. As revealed last time, ‘The Noise Within’ is a sentient spaceship that went missing, discovered and returned with the first members […]

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The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

You would think that with a title like ‘The Noise Within’ that author Ian Whates had produced a book to justify the title. The problem is it doesn’t. The title is actually the name of a missing Artificial Intelligence driven spaceship that has gone missing and has now come back to human space and the […]

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