Mark Chitty

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (1,180 of 1,337)
Location: North Wales
Birthday: 20 Sep


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,545 - Total Helpful Votes: 1180 of 1337
Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress
Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress
Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress is the first book I’ve read by the author, mainly because she is primarily published in the US. While in this day and age of e-readers and the seeming availability of pretty much anything you want, that’s not really an excuse on my part. However, after Yesterday’s Kin came to my attention and I read the blurb I knew it was a book that I needed to move to the top of the stack. And I wasn’t disappointed either, Yesterday’s Kin not only hit the right spots, it also added Nancy Kress to an ever-growing list of authors I need to read more from…

Synopsis from the publisher:
Aliens have landed in New York.
A deadly cloud of spores has already… Read more
Jani and the Greater Game (Multiplicity) by Eric Brown
Jani and the Greater Game (Multiplicity #1) is Eric Brown’s new novel, a steampunk adventure and departure from his usual sci-fi offerings. As a fan of Brown’s work I approached this novel with some apprehension. Would it be as good as his sci-fi works? Would the change in genre work for me? Would it, ultimately and simply, be a good novel? The answer isn’t quite as simple as a yes or no…

The full synopsis from the publisher:
It’s 1910 and the British rule the subcontinent with an iron fist – and with strange technology fuelled by a power source known as Annapurnite – discovered in the foothills of Mount Annapurna. But they rule at the constant cost of their enemies, mainly… Read more
UR by Stephen King
UR by Stephen King
Ur by Stephen King is a short novella, released in 2009 and coming in at just over 20,000 words. Dealing with a very interesting concept – an e-reader capable of multi-dimensional and precognitive searching – King not only manages to give you a plot device you’d (probably) kill for, but does so in such a way that will leave you breathless and very much wanting more.

When old-school English teacher Wesley Smith decides to finally get with the times and orders a kindle, little does he know that what he receives is not just your run-of-the-mill handy device to read his favourite books on, but one that can search across dimensions for novels that authors haven’t written in ours. It’s… Read more

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