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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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Year Zero by Rob Reid.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Year Zero by Rob Reid.

There’s a lot of praise for this book with some on the front cover and lots all over the back cover. For once I can’t disagree with a single one of them. Even the one that said ‘Year Zero is ROFLMAO funny…’, although I had to google that one just to see if it was […]

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Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

August 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

‘Bad Glass’ is the debut novel from Richard E. Gropp. who won the Suvudu Writing Contest beating more than 700 aspiring authors. It is not what I would call SF but more urban horror as it is set in the present day in a city in eastern Washington, USA. Residents of Washington in Tyne & […]

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The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

I am new to ‘The Asteroid Wars, having missed ‘The Precipice’ and ‘The Rock Rats’ that preceded this book but ‘The Silent War’ looked interesting enough to skip those and dive right in with the last book of the series. It certainly does not require the reader to have read the other books being a […]

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The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

This is the fourth book in ‘The Laundry Files’ series of novels telling the story of Bob Howard, an operative in a branch of a very British and very secret service known as ‘The Laundry’ that fights otherworldly threats to this world. Bob is an ex-hacker who is now a practitioner of the profession of […]

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