J Melanson - "The story hit the ground running and had me on the hungrily flipping page to page. It's well written, has likeable characters, and the good beginning to a possibly great story."
C Brant - "Alasdair really hit this one out of the park! You can tell he spent serious time thinking about this story. There is a lot of deep thinking involved in this epic story."
R Beringer - "If you liked Alien, you'll love Independence."
R Baker - "The space battle is reminiscent of two damaged submarines fighting in WW2. Well written and entertaining."
G Harp, Vine Voice - "From the first page the sense of the unknown is palpable."
Kindle Book Review - "This Short is action packed (no line is wasted), realistic characters, humor, and switches POV between the female Commander of the Congressional Starship Repulse and a mysterious man."
B Melius - "this novel takes the reader down unusual paths with well thought out twists and turns that took me places I never saw coming. Any more detail and there’d be spoilers. If you like your space opera simple-good guys wipe the bad guys,kiss their horse and go home you may be in the wrong place. If you want well crafted story telling that sticks with you,you may be in luck. Some of the best written,original scifi I have come across in a long time."
Tricia C - "The author clearly knows his science and his history and the world is so well realized it's hard to escape it once you start. The characters are rich and layed and extremely complex."
D Rose - "The development and growth of both lead characters, and the interaction between them, is brilliant. Shaw's novel develops a number of threads, but ethics is a major theme. The rights of artificial intelligences, and how humans respond to the assertion of those rights, is a fascinating debate underpinning the abundant action of the story. The gritty realism of Shaw's choices in the plotline only enhance the novel."
The Best Bits of Physics
S Cowles, Readers' Favourite - "This book would be awesome for a high school student or for someone in a career requiring a basic understanding of physics."
Robin Lake - "What a great book! It is always helpful when someone can translate tricky science topics into plain English for non-technical folks."
Revision Guide for GCSE AQA A Physics 2
L Gilmour, Independent Reviewer - "Detailed and comprehensive. The structure is good and leads through the course well. The quizzes are excellent, exam tips are very useful and the exam style questions are very helpful for consolidation and revision."
AQA A-level Module 5 Topic Tests
S Norman, Independent Reviewer - "A very good resource with lots of good thought provoking questions."
L Gilmour, Independent Reviewer - "The tests simplify end of unit testing and I would definitely use them."