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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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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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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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