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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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Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

For those of you who have been buying TwoMorrows Publications based off my reviews and have ever wondered about the effectiveness of their back issue ads, be assured, they do work and I spent a little loose money acquiring a few issues prior to when I started reviewing recently to fill some gaps in my […]

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Superboy’s Legion Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novels review).

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Superboy’s Legion Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novels review).

Considering how DC Comics release massive volumes of their early material, I have to wonder why their ‘Otherworlds’ version of ‘Superboy’s Legion’ was released as 2 books. As it’s also a two-parter, I’m reluctant to review them apart with such a small page count. Even more surprising, it was never continued as it’s a rather […]

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They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

Based off a JB Priestly play, ‘They Came To A City’, they used the same cast in the film version. Technically, this film is borderline SF in terms of eight people are taken from their reality and dropped into a cloudy or foggy open-air tower where they don’t know what is going on. With modern […]

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Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

I think James E. Alcock’s book, ‘Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling’ will be one of the most important books you will read this year. Mostly, if not entirely, because it will make you think about how you rationalise things and are persuaded by others. The page count […]

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Alientologists by Tyler Rabinowitz (short film).

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Alientologists by Tyler Rabinowitz (short film).

“Alientologists” by Tyler Rabinowitz When Earth no longer exists, neighbouring aliens examine human artefacts that float around in its place—like palaeontologists learning about ancient ancestors.  This is the story of a curious alien struggling to fit in with his robotic co-workers and how his accidental discovery of a mysterious box full of noise leads his team […]

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Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #152 May 2018 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I have never heard of Larry Ivie (1936-2014) until now. However, reading Sandy Plunkett’s extended article here, Ivie was one of the founding American comicbook historians, developing writing and art skills, the latter of which can be seen growing over the feature. He was also the chap to go to […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Special Program – The Museum of Science Fiction

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Special Program  – The Museum of Science Fiction

2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Special Program Washington, DC (Apr. 17, 2018) – The Museum of Science Fiction, in cooperation with The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with a special program featuring a film screening, special guests, and never-before-seen prop reproductions at Escape Velocity 2018: […]

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Cube: Inside The Making Of A Cult Classic by A.S. Berman (book review).

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Cube: Inside The Making Of A Cult Classic by A.S. Berman (book review).

Before reading this book, if you haven’t seen the 1997 film ‘Cube’ in a while, pick up a copy and watch first. I pulled the boxset of the trilogy, mostly because I hadn’t seen the other two films, so expect a review of it when I complete watching it. Even without re-watching it, I remembered […]

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Robot Takeover by Ana Matronic (book review).

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Robot Takeover by Ana Matronic (book review).

Another book I pulled myself last year and only now having a little time to fit in is ‘Robot Takeover’ by Ana Matronic, a member of the Sissors Sisters if you didn’t know, which I didn’t, and a robot geek. The sub-title of this book is ‘100 Iconic Robots Of Myth, Popular Culture & Real […]

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Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand by George RR Martin and John Jos. Miller (book review).

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand by George RR Martin and John Jos. Miller (book review).

It was revealed in the previous ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Ace In The Hole’, that Chrysalis had been murdered. Literally smashed to death by someone with super-strength and a black ace hole card that is the calling sign of the Nat archer Yeoman left at the scene. This brings Yeoman back onto the scene to find […]

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