Alistair Potter

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A writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Alistair Potter lives and works in the Scottish seaside town of Portobello, just outside of Edinburgh.
 
Alistair has been writing since 1993 and placing  short stories, cartoons and poetry in small publications. His work has been read on the BBC Radio4, Scottish Shorts series, and he is former recipient of a Scottish Arts Council New Writer's Bursary.
 
"I hope readers find my books as enjoyable to read as it was for me to write them. When people ask what I do all day I can honestly say I'm probably on another planet, and meeting the most amazing characters while I visit!"

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Alistair Potter Hi Felix, when I got your message I was just 'finding my feet' in Goodreads and wasn't sure about responding to every contact. Anyway, Edinburgh is…moreHi Felix, when I got your message I was just 'finding my feet' in Goodreads and wasn't sure about responding to every contact. Anyway, Edinburgh is fine - with the new excitement of a 20mph limit in many streets. This is causing various melt-downs with naturally impatient people, who haven't yet worked out that getting to the next red traffic light before everyone else is not any faster than those that just cruise along. I'm currently reviewing within "Genre Specific Review Groups" - they seem like a nice bunch. Regarding your 'free copy' approach - how has that been going? Have you drummed up any reviews or sales increase? I'm probably in the same boat as you, trying to get some traction and exposure, so any useful hints would be appreciated. Cheers, Alistair.(less)
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The Last Trollid (The Sunse...

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The Box of Tricks

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Perax Frontier

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The Box of Tricks - review by The Reading Bud

4 star review - The Box Of Tricks by Alistair Potter is an explosive sci-fi novel that has something to offer to all of its readers. It has a great storyline that is executed well and a brilliantly created world that made reading this book a complete delight. The characterisation was excellent and I was able to feel a connection with the main characters, Tom, Caroline and Fanshawe and felt that... Read more of this blog post »
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The Last Trollid by Alistair Potter
"This story had me changing my mind about it almost every chapter for the first third when I realized the blurb didn't lie and it has nearly half of every trope in the genre. At first, I was thinking "Oh, it's an adventure travel log like The Drago..." Read more of this review »
Probability's Edge by Alistair Potter
"Probability's Edge by Alistair Potter is an entertaining and quick action-packed read. It had a unique plot line,  well-developed characters, great action sequences, delicious detailing and world-building and great writing - so overall, it made fo..." Read more of this review »
Probability's Edge by Alistair Potter
"The crew of the trading ship Eagle is grateful to have survived the crash landing on what seems to be a rather backward planet - pilot Karla has pulled off an almost impossible feat of flying. The local inhabitants however are not so happy to have..." Read more of this review »
Perax Frontier by Alistair Potter
"4.5/5

A well-written hardcore sci-fi mystery which will keep you engaged from the start right till the very last page. An intricately woven mystery, expertly punctuated with intense action scenes, underlined with enough drama to make you want to ke..." Read more of this review »
" Laurel wrote: "My review of Perax Frontier. Please, Alistair, make this a series! I want more!

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Legion of Mono by C.D. Tavenor
Legion of Mono
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Disappointingly short.

There was some very good storytelling within this work, enough to hold my attention and place me solidly in the action, but sadly, from my perspective, there was very little story to read. To keep the story moving, mere snippets
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At the River's Edge by D.R. Shoultz
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All is not well in Sunset Peak!

An unsolved murder, rumours of a moonshiner’s buried wealth, romance, intrigue and suspicion, the little town of Sunset Peak in North Carolina seems to have it all.

After the death of his grandfather, the central charac
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The Coven Murders by Brian O'Hare
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An enjoyable read!

With the body-count rising almost daily, hero of the story, Chief Detective Inspector Jim Sheehan, marshals his squad of detectives and unpicks the mysteries surrounding a spate of unusual and ritualistic deaths.

Set in Northern Irel
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