Geoff Nelder

"Geoff Nelder"
thinking of a new story
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (120 of 142)
Location: Chester, UK
Birthday: 5 Nov
In My Own Words:
Geoff Nelder is a freelance writer living in Chester, UK with his long-suffering wife. His grown-up children's sense and high intelligence are a mystery to him.
He has had non-fiction books published on microclimates and remote sensing in the UK along with several articles in academic journals such as Weather, Geographical Magazine and the Times Educational Supplement. Geoff is a part-time journal… Read more

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Geoff relaxes by riding his bicycle up Welsh hills near his home town of Chester, while humming opera. It's while laughing on the downhill freewheels that zany ideas burst in on him compelling him to stop and send himself a text message before they d… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 44,968 - Total Helpful Votes: 120 of 142
Ophiuchus Cube: book 1 by Hendrik de Jong
Ophiuchus Cube: book 1 by Hendrik de Jong
There’s much to like in this science fiction novel with original concepts and engaging characters
We have a near apocalypse with the society breakdown and religious overload that might occur. Two heroes, Rick and Paul, who become unfairly victimized for their observations and announcements, add emotional characterization. Love it when the giant cube lands slowly and just after the newscaster tells of 2 billion deaths, the viewers are treated to the weather report. Haha,of course the forecast is important because of the displaced atmosphere forcing air pressure waves outwards. Nicely done. Like many science fiction series, there's sufficient action and adventure in the Ophiuchus Cube to… Read more
BLOOD RELATIONSHIPS (Resurrections Book 1) by Philip A. Oldfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Gore and philosophy., 11 Mar 2014
A page-turning thriller bordering on horror, which marries Nazi eugenics and a cunning plan by Hitler to ensure a Fourth Reich emerges today, with philosophical insights. Harry, a psychopath (perhaps with good reason) abuses his nightclub position to abduct, incarcerate and slowly take apart his victim. Yet, as the novel unfolds we realise nothing was random.

I would have edited this novel differently in that the information given in the first few pages, although necessary for the plot, could have come later or even as an appendix. I urge readers to get through that info dump because the rest is worthy.

Homilies come in thoughtful asides mainly as the erstwhile trainee… Read more
Threads (Fabric of the Universe Book 1) by Tom Tinney
4.0 out of 5 stars Far more than it seems, 14 Feb 2014
Initially I squirmed at the start of Threads not because of the characters, such as Billy Ray, assigned to the Royal Mongolian Space Navy Destroyer 119, the Admiral Khan, but the pages of info-dumping as the reader learns about the Mark IV implant in Billy Ray's head. Then again in Chapter 2 on ISTEC company history. Many science fiction writers use this technique with the risk of losing readers with too much Tell in order to get over the mass of new information they need to handle the story. Get past it and the characters are real enough so let’s enjoy.

Marshall Matt and his twin Mark use an enhanced telepathy link - the eponymous Threads - with each other. It’s this concept… Read more

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