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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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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 7: Kerblam! by Pete McTighe.

November 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 7: Kerblam! by Pete McTighe.

Is it me or do other people have no concept of time and space when it comes to contacting let alone delivering to the time-travelling Doctor? Be careful, you might be buying spoilers. The TARDIS gets some shaking up as it receives a delivery from the Kerblam warehouse. It’s a bit late and missed a […]

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Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

I have to confess some confusion with the title of Zack Handlen and Todd Vanderwerff book, ‘Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files’ as I thought it was about what creatures Mulder and Scully encountered every week when I first selected it. Just goes to show, it pays to pay attention […]

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The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

Every time I looked through publisher BearManor Media’s catalogue, I spotted the title ‘The Dr. Phibes Companion’ by Justin Humphreys and asked about its availability and got told not yet. That is, until last month and a jump of glee. The two ‘Dr. Phibes’ films starring Vincent Price are black humour horror of a seriously […]

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How To Invent Everything by Ryan North (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
How To Invent Everything by Ryan North (book review).

The basis of Ryan North’s book, ‘How To Invent Everything’ is transporting yourself into the past by a time machine but alas breaks down and you’re stuck there. No matter which century, this book is not so much a survival guide but the means to make where you are a better place and removing the […]

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Stan Lee (1922-2018) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee (1922-2018) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

It was inevitable that Stan Lee would pass on and the third of the original 1960s Marvel bullpen this year, the others being Steve Ditko and Marie Severin. Even so, there are some people whom you believe will go on forever and Stan Lee would certainly be seen as that, more so as he made […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) : Episode 6: Demons Of The Punjab by Vinay Patel

November 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) : Episode 6: Demons Of The Punjab by Vinay Patel

With the spotlight on Yaz this time, the Doctor takes her and her friends to 1947 India. It does make me wonder when it comes to Graham’s turn that we won’t be going for a bus ride. This is also the first episode without Chris Chibnall in the writers’ credits. From here there be spoilers […]

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London After Midnight by Thomas Mann (book review).

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
London After Midnight by Thomas Mann (book review).

For those who don’t know, the 1927 film ‘London After Midnight’ directed by Todd Browning isn’t available for viewing. The last copy in the MGM vault was lost in a fire in 1965, although you can google up photos from it, significant because they feature master of disguise, Lon Chaney. Thomas Mann, in his introduction […]

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Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

Back in 1975, when I was getting back into American comicbooks and a UK fanzine called ‘The Panelologist’ broke the spell that I should ignore the so-called ‘feud’ that you had to choose between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, that I picked up on the ‘Superboy’ comics to see what the Legion Of Super-Heroes were […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum by Chris Chibnall.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum by Chris Chibnall.

I’m beginning to wonder when Chris Chibnall is going to let any of his team of writers do a story solo, let alone a joint credit with half the season gone. Anyway, this time we have another purely Science Fiction tale. Be careful, as there maybe spoilers. Looking through some space junk, the Doctor and […]

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Editorial – November 2018: Seeking The Long Life.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2018: Seeking The Long Life.

Hello everyone It is said that there might already be a human born who could reach 150 or even 200 years of age already alive today. After all, centenarians are likely to become ever more common in our generation, so more people should exceed that age as well. Likewise, someone who could be hale and […]

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