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I read a lot of books, and I even try and write some too. This page contains links to books I've read and enjoyed, so I can find them again in the future (and others can read them too, if they're interested). It also houses copies of some of the short stories I've written, as well as links to download them as epub files that you can read on an e-reader such as a Kindle or Kobo.

Dates given for other people's work are the date I finished reading them; for my own work the date given is approximately when it was 'completed' - the date I first tried to submit it to a publisher.

The Sundering

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  • Gav Thorpe

A Warhammer omnibus of monstrous proportions that ends up being rather too much of a slog.

Eric

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  • Terry Pratchett

Shorter than other Discworld books, but all the better for it as the usual Pratchett formula is condensed, not reduced. Probably my favourite wizards book so far.

Interference

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  • Sue Burke

More consistency, but less brilliance than Semiosis. An enjoyable read, but not the refined sequel I had been hoping for.

Uprooted

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  • Naomi Novik

Starts as an absolute corker of a fantasy novel and is riveting right up until the relentless pacing starts to grind you down.

Eversion

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  • Alastair Reynolds

A mixed genre novel with the usual questions of what is reality. Not quite up to Reynolds usual standards, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.

Brothers of the Snake

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  • Dan Abnett

Boring and repetitive military sci-fi. A bit like the worst parts of Conan the Barbarian, only without any remotely interesting characters.

Semiosis

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  • Sue Burke

A solid story abut first contact and the nature of intelligence. Let down a little by some slightly forced drama, but a pleasing read nonetheless.

Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic

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  • Douglas Adams
  • Terry Jones

A poor adaptation of a video game that has little plot and devolves into crass and unimaginative attempts at 'humour'. Such a shame.

The Kraken Wakes

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  • John Wyndham

A classic H.G. Wells style alien invasion story wonderfully executed.

Guards! Guards!

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  • Terry Pratchett

Another brilliant entry in the series. The swamp dragons are perhaps my new favourite fantasy creature.

Pyramids

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  • Terry Pratchett

A pitch-perfect satire on the themes of Ancient Egypt. No the strongest Discworld book in terms of plot, but definitely the funniest so far.

Wyrd Sisters

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  • Terry Pratchett

Fantastic characters and a genuinely different setting make this the best Discworld book so far. Highly recommend.