Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels by Alistair Potter


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Science Fiction


The Box of Tricks (click for full reviews)

 

SF thriller. Multiverse spanning action and adventure, with eye-popping special effects (requires reader input). To prevent catastrophe Earth needs the ultimate eco-warrior, but is mild-mannered Edinburgh taxi driver Tom Mathers up to the challenge? Exploring questions of ethics, resource management, and caring for our planet, this hilarious, yet sobering journey through the multiverse hides deep philosophical questions beneath a veneer of joviality and witty sarcasm. An SF adventure with action, humour and a touch of romance.

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The Box of Tricks

 

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"He (Alistair Potter) pulls us straight into the story, and doesn't let us stop unless we really have to fix dinner, or get some sleep. It's great storytelling."

- Robby Charters - Amazon

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"The Box of Tricks is a memorable milestone in Scottish science fiction and it should be recognised and noted as such. ...one of the best books ever to include the word ‘Potter’ on the cover, that’s a formidable rival to more celebrated work by the likes of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor..."

- BookBloggers - Amazon

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"Overall, The Book of Tricks felt like storytelling at its best, with solid characters, good pacing, a touch of humor, and a broader message. It’s well worth the read."

- BmP in StL - Amazon

"The Box Of Tricks is the best science fiction book I have read for a very long time."

- Charles Remington for Readers’ Favorite

 

"All in all, this is a great sci-fi book, and I highly recommend it."

- Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers’ Favorite

"I cannot recommend this book enough. It was an enjoyable, engaging read."

 - J. Aislynn d Merricksson for Readers’ Favorite

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"It was an enjoyable read and is a rather fast-paced story."

- Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite

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Every time I read an Alistair Potter novel, I am immediately convinced by his writing. His prose is deceptively easy to read – so fluid, lively, and fresh that he makes this level of writing look as natural as breathing. It is not. His skill at bringing fantastical elements to life, combined with his rollicking wit, reminds me of Terry Pratchett.

- M.J Lau - Goodreads

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       4.82 avg from 11 ratings

Perax Frontier (click for full reviews)

 

SF action/adventure/crime. Perax Frontier, a place like no other! Bathed in the constant glow of the Interface connecting two Universes, the frontier townships of Praxton, and Millaki on the Atlathian side, function without any electrically based technologies. Set against this unusual background, and fighting the hierarchal restrictions of Imperial society, Sheriff Artur Perax investigates the murder of Imperial Ambassador, Madam Lintsa Kroft. And all the time still keeping order among the visitors, frustrated scientists, religious fanatics, misfits, reformed felons and plain good folks who keep the flow of trade goods moving across the Interface.

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Perax Frontier

 

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"Perax Frontier is a compelling and welcome world and sports a set of characters that deserves a book 2."

- Dinah Roseberry for Readers’ Favorite

"Perax Frontier by Alistair Potter was something very different and unique and that makes a refreshing change, given that so much in this genre is alike. It is a book that will keep any fan of science fiction, and indeed some that may not be, hooked, unable to put it down until the end."

- Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

"Creative and highly entertaining, Perax Frontier by Alistair Potter is a terrific science fiction story that doesn’t overwhelm you with technology. The plot is well conceived with plenty of twists and turns and the characters are also fully developed with unique personalities."

- Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

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"Potter finds the perfect balance between science, murder, family, and humor. Perax Frontier is perfect for science fiction lovers!"

- Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite

"Packed with high action stand offs and an air of mystery, Perax Frontier by Alistair Potter is perfect for any fan of futuristic space or science fiction stories. Potter has created an incredible world that is rich with interesting, engaging characters... "

- Melissa Tanaka for Readers’ Favorite

"Wow! Just, wow! That's exactly what I thought when I finished reading Perax Frontier, the new read by author Alistair Potter. An unusual and fascinating work of science fiction, this book is one that kept me engrossed right from the very start. My biggest piece of advice to any reader, besides reading this book, is to be sure that you set aside enough time to read it all at once. You simply won't want to put it down!"

- Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite

"I find the plot is well-structured and has a good pace. All in all, an enjoyable sci-fi read from Alistair Potter and I look forward to reading more of his work in this genre."

- Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite


Fantasy


The Sunset of Magic series;


The Last Trollid (click for full reviews)

 

Book 1 of the Sunset of Magic fantasy series.  There's; world jumping magic, dragons, ruthless invaders, epic battles, unlikely heroes, bravery and sacrifice! And yes it does have wizards, both good and very bad. Romance? Yes even a little of that too! What more do you want in a fantasy adventure story? A disparate band: fussy spinster, Ida Fairweather; crusty old soldier, Endor Caffri; dishonest manservant, Moleskin; King's guard, Lineth, and Last of the Trollid, Bort, engage in a desperate struggle against the Harrowen invaders.

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The Last Trollid

 

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"Great Book! Gripping stuff, well written with a cast of likeable (but also some evil despicable ones) characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it - excellent science fiction / fantasy, top marks."

- Charles Remington - Amazon

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"This is a strong fantasy book with almost anything you could want. Epic battles, magical creatures, the last of ones kind, strong female characters, and even a little romance thrown in."

- J. B. Trepagnier Amazon / Goodreads

"Jump into a world that happily offers you a little bit of everything you could want in a grand, sweeping adventure story fit for a king. I was honestly very sad when I reached the end of this story and its sweeping scenery, battles and love. The good news is - it's only the first book in the series!"

- Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite

"I enjoyed the adventures, the well-developed characters, and the creatures that he created within the book. My favorite aspect of the story, however, would have to be the female characters. Alistair Potter did a spectacular job of creating strong female characters with unique personalities."

- Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

"The Last Trollid by Alistair Potter is a spellbinding opening to The Sunset of Magic series, a fine blend of sci-fi and fantasy that features magic, battles, unusual creatures, and a quest. Apart from the intense action that permeates the entire story, the author has a gift for humor as well and readers will undoubtedly be hugely entertained throughout this tale."

- Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite

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The Counsel of Wizards (click for full reviews)

 

Book 2 of the Sunset of Magic fantasy series. Action, adventure, magic and more! Scholarly Grant Moy is sent by the dying wizard Torven to a distant world in search of the Council of Wizards. Without another wizard to inherit Torven's legacy, all his vast knowledge and experience will be lost. Ahead are challenges and adventures beyond Grant's wildest imaginings.

 

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The Counsel of Wizards

 

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The descriptions are enough to make you feel as though you are really there and it is something of a disappointment when the story ends and you find yourself pulled sharply back to your own real life. The story is unique, well crafted, fantastical yet strangely believable at the same time.

- Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

"All in all, this book is very well written, the plot makes sense, and the characters are some of the best I have seen in modern fantasy. A great book."

- Ray Simmons for Readers’ Favorite

"The prose is seductive and it feels like a spell is woven into it; one just can’t put it down. The Counsel of Wizards is a book for readers who love a well-written fantasy series."

 - Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite

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"Cracking Read! I read the first book in this series The Last Trollid a short while ago and was impressed both with the story and the quality of the writing. Encouraged I have now read the second instalment: The Council of Wizards and I must say, it is just as good. Top rate fantasy series, I would most definitely recommend it."

- Charles Remington - Amazon

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 5.0 avg rating - 1 rating

 

Bort's People (click for full reviews)

 

Book 3 of the Sunset of Magic fantasy series. Magic, dragons, drama and adventure... did I mention the dragons? Lots of those! The wizard Zerphal, Bort and Lofti the Dunnit Sprite leap across the void between Nephus and the Harrowen homeworld, Mirt. Each have their reasons; Zerphal, an agent of the Council of Wizards, seeks to discover how his species, the warlike Harrowen, have managed to escape Mirt; Bort, on a mission of hope, to find out if any of his Trollid race, kidnapped and enslaved some 300 years earlier, still survive; and Lofti... well... because a true friend would not allow Bort to make such a journey alone.

 

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Bort's People

 

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"Mr Potter’s inventive plots are a joy and occasionally we get a glimpse of his humanity and concern for the planet and its environment peeking through his immaculate prose. Bort’s People is highly recommended and, if you can, try to read the whole series; you will not regret it."

- Charles Remington for Readers’ Favorite

"This book is filled with adventure, excitement and thrills, and continues with the fantastic story telling that readers will come to expect in anything written by this up and coming author. I can wholeheartedly endorse this book for any lover of science fiction or fantasy, or any reader just looking for a great read of fiction in general, and hope to see much more in this series by Alistair Potter in the very near future!"

- Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite

"Bort's People by Alistair Potter is a captivating third entry in The Sunset of Magic series. It is a fantastic tale that combines fantasy and adventure to drive entertainment to readers. The writing is great, the characters memorable, and the plot filled with unpredictable twists. Bort's People is a wonderful adventure with characters that readers will get addicted to."

- Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

"Bort's People (The Sunset of Magic Book 3) by Alistair Potter is a well written fantasy that does not waste time on pointless details. Instead, Alistair Potter launched me straight into the adventure right alongside Bort, Lofti, and Zerphal. I personally found Zerphal to be my favorite character. "

- Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

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Contemporary Fiction


Beach Life 2 (click for first chapter sample, Amazon)

 

Short stories on a range of contemporary subjects. Most were written for a market, or competition entry.

 

 

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Beach Life 2

 

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Work in progress


Probability's Edge (click for first chapter sample)

SF thriller. After crashlanding on a technologically backward planet, the crew of the Eagle face a tough decision; save themselves, or save the planet.

Itching for something to read?

 

Take a look at my short stories!

 


The Again Hero (click for first chapter sample)

 

SF thriller. Wrongfully imprisoned by the new totalitarian state, Nial Malik, hero of the revolution that failed, escapes and gets another chance to put things right, which is only proper; after all he did cause the whole mess in the first place.

Maybe you like poetry?

Fury (click for first chapter sample)

 

Book4 of the Sunset of Magic Fantasy series. Lofti returns to Mirt!

Still need something to do?

 

Then build a plane and fly it! 


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