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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 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 Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers by Chris Chibnall.

December 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers by Chris Chibnall.

Y’know, after the apparent death of Awsok last episode, you do have to wonder if writer Chris Chibnall is going to start pulling astral-rabbits out of the hat for the conclusion. I mean, the Doctor has been led from pillar to post without really knowing what is going on. Even her other regenerations would bluff […]

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Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

December 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy season one (blu-ray TV series review).

Bear in mind I haven’t read the original Dark Horse comicbook series of ‘Umbrella Academy’, so I’m building up a picture from the first episode which jumps around a lot. 54 spontaneous instant pregnancies and births and a billionaire called Hargreaves succeeds in buying 7 of the babies. Considering they nearly all grow up with […]

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The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Girl In The Golden Atom by Ray Cummings (book review).

‘The Girl In The Golden Atom’ was originally released in 1922 and makes its author, Ray Cummings (1887-1957) the first SF writer to shrink people to microworlds, this time onto a scratch on a gold ring. He later adapted the idea for Timely’s Captain America Comics # 25-26, thus responsible for what later became the […]

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The Odyssey Of Star Wars: An Epic Poem by Jack Mitchell (book review).

December 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Odyssey Of Star Wars: An Epic Poem by Jack Mitchell (book review).

Sat in the images folder of my phone right now I have a 2min video file. It contains a single frame off every shot from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, meaning that, if you so wanted, you could watch the whole film, without sound and still pick up the gist of what is happening. It […]

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Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Five: Survivors Of The Flux by Chris Chibnall (a review in progress).

November 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Five: Survivors Of The Flux by Chris Chibnall (a review in progress).

Own up. Who blinked? Am I facing a load of statues petrified as to what comes next? If not you, then it must be them. Damn. Can’t get rid of that 1. This is a complex episode, following four different threads and all potentially spoiler, so be careful if you haven’t seen the episode yet. […]

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Editorial – Nov 2021: Resources Are Sources.

November 28, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – Nov 2021:   Resources Are Sources.

Hello everyone When I was a youngster, I came across a visual list showing what coal could be used for and, oddly, burning it as a fuel was actually pretty low on the list so I doubt if burning it made as much money. I suspect this is also true today. Do a google search […]

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Governing Creative Time : an article on controlling deadlines by: GF Willmetts

November 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Governing Creative Time  :  an article on controlling deadlines by: GF Willmetts

The professional attitude towards the arts is making money as it is a job and you can’t live on nothing, although artists like Van Gogh undoubtedly did compared to the value of his work after his death. Knowing your material’s value also determines how much you charge for your time. Alas, it also makes it […]

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Once Upon A Man : a short story by: GF Willmetts

November 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Man   :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

What do you do if you’re the last of your species? Do you try to live as long as you can or bid the world adieu and get it over with as quickly as possible? Thanks for having me but time to go. No lingering. There were just the two of us. Not the same […]

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Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition by James Gunn (book review).

Released in 2007, ‘Inside Science Fiction: Second Edition’ by James Gunn is becoming a hard book to come across but worth seeking out if you can get it at a decent price as he gives his views across the entire range of SF, including looking from the non-SF to the SF viewpoints as he has […]

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The Best Of Draw! Volume Three (book review)

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Draw! Volume Three  (book review)

Oddly, you’re going to take a second look when the indicia says this ‘Best Of Draw!’ is ‘Volume One’ not ‘Volume Three’. The material covered is from Draw! # 5-7, original issues that don’t appear on the market although this volume had only one printing. It’s also a little annoying when looking at the back […]

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