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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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Without Warning by John Birmingham (book review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Without Warning by John Birmingham (book review).

The cover of this book has the author’s name displayed in a large font with a byline of ‘Author of After America’ before the even bigger font for the title ‘Without Warning’. I thought this was a bit odd as ‘After America’ is the sequel to ‘Without Warning’. Perhaps the sequel ‘After America’ was a […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine (CD review)

July 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine  (CD review)

What we have here is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ which was released on Audio CD on the 7th of July 2017. It is another fine composition by Michael Giacchine who also composed the music for the film ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’. That soundtrack had a bleak if not dysfunctional start […]

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino (CD review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For The Planet Of The Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino (CD review)

The original motion picture soundtrack for the film ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ is, as the name might suggest, the film’s original music composed by the very talented Michael Giacchino. He’s a very busy person writing music for film’s TV show’s and video games. I say busy as I just noticed he also […]

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Number 13 : SF Short Film

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Number 13  : SF Short Film

Number 13 Short Film, Based on the hit Dark Horse comic book – DUST Exclusive Premiere Number 13 is a very short film based on the Dark Horse comic and is currently available only on the Dust YouTube channel. When I say short, I do mean short as its only 2 minutes, 57 seconds long […]

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The Delirium Brief (a Laundry Files novel book 8) by Charles Stross (book review)

July 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Delirium Brief (a Laundry Files novel book 8) by Charles Stross   (book review)

It doesn’t seem that long ago since ‘The Nightmare Stacks’ was released but the ‘Laundry Files’ novels just keep appearing as if by magic and ‘The Delirium Brief’ is the latest to pop into existence. This is the eighth book in what is now a well-established series. The Laundry Files tells the story of the […]

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Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale (book review)

July 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale  (book review)

‘Deadman’s Road’ is a collection of five stories featuring the gun totting Reverend Jedidiah Mercer as he rides from town to town to battle evil in the guise of werewolves, zombies, kobolds and other Lovecraftian monsters. This is a western-themed horror novel which the description on the back of the book says also contains ribald […]

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Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith  (book review)

‘Veteran’ tells the story of Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces. There’s a British interest here as he’s ex-SAS and the opening chapters take place in Dundee. However, the future has not been kind to Dundee or other areas of Britain. It seems there was a Final […]

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People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

‘People Of The Sun’ by Jason Parent tells the story of four aliens from Symoria. They are part of a desperate mission to travel to another world to find food. Their world is dying with most of the available food consumed and their civilisation just an echo of what it once was. Sending a spaceship […]

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The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

Picking up any of ‘The Laundry Files’ books is like meeting an old favourite friend you haven’t seen for a while. You just know there’s going to be an interesting tale which will be scary, funny and sad. ‘The Annihilation Score’ is the sixth book in the sequence and ticks all the boxes. For some […]

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Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

In the first book, the purpose of lines 7 and 8 was unknown but as Lambert’s skills develop he can work out what they do. As he is now regarded as the eminent Linesman, Lambert comes to be the target of various schemes and not all of them are from the enemy factions. Princess Michelle […]

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