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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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Revolt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Bear McCreary.

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Revolt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Bear McCreary.

‘Revolt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ by none other than Bear McCreary. This is the chap who impressed me with his work for the ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ soundtrack and the rather darker ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ soundtrack. For ‘Revolt’, we have 14 tracks providing 52 minutes of musical entertainment and only on download. Track 1 is […]

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Final Recall (2017) (film review)

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Final Recall (2017)     (film review)

It might be called ‘Final Recall’ but don’t assume it has anything to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 movie ‘Total Recall’ or even the 2012 remake. That would be a mistake as it is a completely different story. It might be why the film is also known as ‘The Recall’ to avoid any confusion with […]

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War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

‘War In Heaven’ is the sequel to ‘Veteran’ by Gavin Smith or is it Gavin G. Smith? Both books list the author as Gavin Smith on the cover and Gavin G. Smith on the title page. Anyway, our unlikely hero, Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces makes […]

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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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