Mark Chitty

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Jupiter War: An Owner Novel (Owner Trilogy 3) by Neal Asher
Jupiter War is the third novel in Asher’s Owner series, following on from The Departure and Zero Point. While the series took a while to really find its feet in The Departure, Zero Point managed to continue the story to great effect while adding some rather interesting concepts to the mix. Jupiter War takes all that has gone before and brings us to the end-game of the Owner’s beginnings, taking all aspects laid down in the previous volumes to deliver a satisfying and entertaining conclusion.

As with Zero Point, Asher doesn’t hang around in getting us into the action, with Jupiter War jumping straight into the meat of the story. Alan Saul, the Owner, is on Mars to rescue his… Read more
The Serene Invasion by Eric Brown
The Serene Invasion by Eric Brown
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The Serene Invasion by Eric Brown is the author's return to the topic of first contact, much like his linked Kethani stories. The arrival of the Serene brings about a quick and decisive end to violence on Earth, with humans no longer able to commit any acts of aggresion towards each other. With this stark forced change in behaviour, many of the human race praise the intervention, while others simply cannot accept such a massive and unwelcome intrusion. What follows is a look at the changes wrought on humanity, how the representatives of the Serene help guide those around them, and how some simply cannot accept the gift they have given.

Brown manages to tell a gripping and very… Read more
Grave Descend by Michael Crichton writing as John Lange
Grave Descend by Michael Crichton writing as John Lange
Grave Descend by Michael Crichton was originally written and released under his pen name of John Lange, though is now back on the shelves from Hard Case Crime under his real name. Telling a tale of mystery on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, McGregor is hired to salvage and lift a sunken yacht, with details presented to him that are all too tidy for his liking. Not one to simply do as he's told, McGregor starts to look into the account of the sinking, and the stories he hears don't match up. With questions at every turn, McGregor knows that there is much more to the apparent sinking than he's being told.

What Grave Descend does is deliver a quick, highly readable, and thoroughly… Read more

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