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OpenBytes book of 2014

2014 has seen some great releases.  It’s impossible to read every great work and the fact that I only managed to read 25 titles in 2014 means that I’ve not even come close to scratching the surface. For those who have not seen the book of the year award on OpenBytes, I’ll make a few … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss

I think any book that starts and ends with an apology (of sorts) doesn’t bode well.  I will save people time here too.  If the “disclaimer” Mr Rothfuss puts in the beginning of the novella isn’t enough, then let me say – if you have not read his previous works in the series then you … Continue reading

Review: Dark Eden – Chris Beckett

Today’s book review looks at a world with no sun, where human colonists fight to survive against a hostile environment and the challenges of a very limited gene pool.  It makes for a departure on the traditional sci-fi theme. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett was recently nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award and has … Continue reading

Ebook Review: Stone Cold Countenance by Konstantine Paradias

Continuing the (new) trend of visiting independantly/indi published litrature comes a review of Stone Cold Countenance by Konstantine Paradias.  Since I am being sent more review copies by authors, it seemed fitting that I devoted a section to them on OpenBytes. Synopsis: It’s been ten years since the Vas’Iiri invasion. Since their dehydration bombs drained … Continue reading

Ebook Review: The Void by Brett J. Talley

The first eBook review for OpenBytes and since the format has swelled in popularity over the last year, it seems only fitting that now, when titles of interest are discovered that I cover them on OpenBytes. You can read this review safe in the knowledge that there are no spoilers which will ruin your enjoyment … Continue reading


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Tim Wilson

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