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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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The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review)

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson  (book review)

Considering I reviewed ‘The Andromeda Strain’ film a couple months ago, I’ll assume you’ve watched it or acquired and read Michael Crichton’s book or both since then. ‘The Andromeda Evolution’ takes place 50 years later and the two alien variants, for want of a better name, AS-1 and the non-fatal AS-2 are still monitored for […]

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Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

Can’t believe it’s that time of year already. To celebrate, we’re giving all our customers 15% OFF EVERYTHING until midnight on Saturday, 30th November. Crazy!  Even though our books aren’t seasonal they make great gifts, even to yourself. Get down and dirty with Mondo Erotica, or just plain naughty with City of Pleasure: Paris Between […]

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The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

Nicholas Viscardi aka Nick Cardy (1920-2013) was a comicbook artist that I rarely came across when young. I think the transition from DC Comics to Marvel, so many titles, not enough pocket money and the absence of credits in the former never joined the dots as to who he was. In recent years, I have […]

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War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

From the opening chapters of Tochi Onyebuchi’s novel, ‘War Girls’, you wouldn’t think there was a civil war going on between the Nigerians and Biafrans in 2172. In fact, you learn more about the war situation from the cover slip about the climate change and nuclear wars that made a large part of the planet […]

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Editorial – November 2019: Little deluded universes everywhere.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2019: Little deluded universes everywhere.

Hello everyone In past editorials I’ve discussed the concept of we all live in mini-universes where we meet each other and share information and concepts and shape our perceptions. The reality we have around us is built on that. In this mix we have genius thoughts where, despite opposition, convince others that they are finally […]

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Chaos Practice: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Chaos Practice: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

Flanolla Scobie didn’t even bother to look as she crossed the road. She also ignored the chaos of the various horse-driven traffic behind her as they shunted to a halt. She was focused on one individual. She had only listened in to the telepathic traffic discussing which famous person she had to pursue. The chat […]

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The SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Why was SHADO based in Great Britain rather than bigger continents like America, Russia or Asia, all of whom contributed to its funding and certainly would have some say in its location? Certainly the launch windows would have been a lot harder than being at the equator. Having the Lunar Modules taking off and landing […]

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Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

November 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

Until this book, ‘Journey Through Utopia, I had never heard of Marie Louise Berneri (1919-1949). She died at 30 from a blood infection after giving birth to a still-born child. She was also an anarchist activist and reporter, although back in early part of the 20th century it wasn’t seen quite as oddly as we […]

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The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

I recently pulled ‘The Predator’ DVD. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and couldn’t avoid the bad press it was getting. After the 2010 ‘Predators’ film, it was becoming obvious that they were pulling away from Earth but were they running out of places to go with the hunters. Director Shane Black co-wrote with […]

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Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

When the Book Palace did their Illustrators Special on Don Lawrence (1928-2003) this year, I was curious to see what else was available. Like with ‘Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence’, they are mostly expensive limited edition and from the Netherlands and hence in Dutch. This one is probably one of the cheapest. The problem […]

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