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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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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan (graphic novel review)

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan  (graphic novel review)

I have to confess that I haven’t heard of ‘Jet-Ace Logan’ but am aware of one of its artists Ron Turner who drew the final two stories in this volume. The first two are drawn by German artist Kurt Caesar. Only the third story has a writer acknowledgement for David Motton. If you thought someone […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

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The World Of IT by Alyse Wax (book review).

September 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The World Of IT by Alyse Wax (book review).

I’m glad I watched the first IT (2016) film before reading this book, ‘The World Of IT’. Considering the current lack of availability, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a boxset coming out any time soon. Alyse Wax, in her introduction, points out the first film made $123 million in its first weekend and a […]

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IT (2017) (DVD film review).

September 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
IT (2017) (DVD film review).

I never saw the Tim Curry TV version of ‘IT’ but with a book on the production of both the current films, I thought it wise to watch the film before tackling it. In October 1988, Georgie (actor Jackson Robert Scott) tries to retrieve his paper boat from going down the drain and encounters Pennywise […]

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Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

For a change, the 27th edition of ‘Illustrators’ takes a western slant, looking at the work of two significant artists and a certain masked man. If I haven’t hooked you into buying these magazines by now, you will know that it’s the art regardless of subject that is always a point of interest.   Our […]

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Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #20 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

Looking at the cover of the latest issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’ and you would think it should be called a ‘Joe’ issue, as with the exception of Craig Yoe and Kristina Deak-Linser, that’s the common denominator for the rest. Mind you, the sub-title is ‘The “Not Your Average Joes” Ish’. Craig Yeo was and […]

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John Byrne Exclusively Signs at New York Comic-Con as Guest of IDW Publishing at Booth #1844

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
John Byrne Exclusively Signs at New York Comic-Con as Guest of IDW Publishing at Booth #1844

IDW Publishing proudly welcomes John Byrne, the comic book writer/artist, for a rare convention appearance at this year’s New York Comic-Con alongside the Convention Exclusive variant cover debut of John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition. Byrne will be signing at Booth #1844 twice a day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 3-5, with exact times […]

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A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

Look at the title if Frances Timbers book again, ‘A History Of Magic And Witchcraft’. When you compare it to the sub-title, ‘Sabbats, Satan & Superstitions In The West’ you would think the two subjects are one and the same. Timbers points out the misconception as witchcraft is associated with wise people rather than sorcery […]

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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

September 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’s topic this time is SF super-heroes. I decline to use the term ‘Sci-Fi’ as on its cover as it tends to represent inferior SF and many of the examples here clearly aren’t. Well, sort of. The dividing line between super-heroes and Science Fiction has always had some vagaries as a topic and the […]

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