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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Perax Frontier

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Probability's Edge is now available on Amazon. (Purchase link from Book page).

Science Fiction action and adventure with a military edge - what's not to like? (If you like Science Fiction action and adventure with a military edge!)

Blurb: After crash landing on a technologically backward planet the crew of the Eagle face a tough decision: save themselves, or save the planet.

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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.

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Gods of the Mountain by Christopher Keene
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Well-developed, gritty and convincing fantasy.

The hero of the story, Faulk, finds himself on the losing side in a war that sees his country invaded by the Avanni, an expansionist empire. Once a noble and proud warrior defending his nation, Faulk is r
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Locked In by M.J. Lau
Locked In (Virtual Realms #1)
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Great action and some new twists for the ‘stuck in the game’ genre standard.

Locked In by M.J. Lau takes our real world character Everett Starner into a well-developed and bustling online gaming world. A mix of fantasy and historical references, the o
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A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison
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