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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’
If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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Westworld Season 3 (DVD SF series review).

January 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Westworld Season 3 (DVD SF series review).

With the start of the opening episode for ‘Westworld Season 3’, you might be forgiven to thinking your language setting and sub-titles have been subverted by the Delos AI, but give it a few minutes and they’ll start speaking English. It’s a reminder that nothing is what it seems, although working out what is going […]

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Power Girl: Power Trip by Geoff Johns, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts (graphic novel review).

January 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Power Girl: Power Trip by Geoff Johns, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts (graphic novel review).

It took a while to find a copy of ‘Power Girl: Power Trip’ at a decent low price. Starting this graphic novel, it became obvious that this is the start of one of her DC Universe realities, although on Earth-1 than Earth-2 where she originally started. She is also confused, first thinking she’s Superman’s cousin […]

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Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

January 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Draw!’ came out nearly eleven years ago, so make any allowances for that and I was checking the careers of the people involved as I read. It also notes a delay for this issue coming out also notes the demise of TwoMorrows publications, ‘Rough Stuff’ and ‘Write Now!’ and editors Bob McCleod […]

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Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

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Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

Hello everyone, Seeing science working is kind of scary for a lot of people, despite the fact that they rely on science for much of their lives, not just in your home but many other things. In fact, you would have to wonder how those who have an element of fear of science get on […]

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Baby, Its Covid Outside: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Baby, Its Covid Outside: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

I sat patiently waiting for my lord, master and friend nosferatu to finish feeding from the blood from my neck. His lapping giving a tickling but not unpleasant sensation. I knew I would wobble a little when I got up but that would pass with a day or two and he was hungry again. He […]

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Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

One of the first lessons I learnt in General Semantics is that labels are imprecise names because no one or thing is a precise fit. In that respect, we should treat being geek in the same category. The simple proof is geeks are invariably seen as loners with odd specialist interests. Hands up those of […]

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Harley Quinn Vol. 6: Black, White And Red All Over by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms and Chad Hardin (graphic novel review).

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Harley Quinn Vol. 6: Black, White And Red All Over by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms and Chad Hardin (graphic novel review).

In case anyone thinks I’m losing track, ‘Harley Quinn Vol. 6: Black, White And Red All Over’ reprints Harley Quinn # 26-30 from 2016. Now here’s an oddity, there’s only one real side-plot and it looks like it’ll finish in the next volume. I don’t think that was intentional, only by the limit of issues […]

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The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

I like a challenge in finding things. A lot of the time I’m also very lucky at being at the right place at the right time. After reading ‘Illustrators’ and discovering I’d missed Rowena Morrill’s first book, I decided to track it down. There are still a lot of copies of the 1983 ‘The Fantastic […]

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Doctor Who: Series 13 (or 38 depending on how you count): Episode 1: Revolution Of The Daleks by Chris Chibnail (review).

January 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 13 (or 38 depending on how you count): Episode 1: Revolution Of The Daleks by Chris Chibnail (review).

‘Doctor Who’ is back and she’s been imprisoned by the Judoon. While waiting for the latest season to start, you do have to wonder what the Doctor is arrested for? I mean, outside of the Time Lords, there are very few time travelling species. I doubt if the Daleks or Cybermen would want the Doctor […]

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Harley Quinn Vol. 4: Surprise, Surprise by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, John Timms and Alex Sinclair (graphic novel review).

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Harley Quinn Vol. 4: Surprise, Surprise by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, John Timms and Alex Sinclair (graphic novel review).

No, you’re not mistaken. I’ve read volume 5 before volume 4 of the ‘DC Universe Rebirth’ of Harley Quinn. I didn’t realise it until I found it in my pile of books. Despite my comment that this series of graphic novels is like following a super-hero soap opera, I hadn’t realised I missed a book. […]

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