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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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Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

As I reviewed Alter Ego # 95, it only seemed about time that I finally got around to reading my copy of ‘Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection’, containing not only its run of 13 issues from 1967-1969 but an assortment of skits from the likes of Jack Kirby, Gene Colan and Steve Ditko. In […]

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The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

I pulled a copy of this book, ‘The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles’ by John Buss, really to look up information about the original Corgi ‘The Avengers Gift Set’ as to whether Steed’s Bentley should be red or green. Primarily, Corgi already had the car and went red then green. As the first season was […]

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Maxfield Parrish by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery (book review).

September 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Maxfield Parrish by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery (book review).

Who would have thought that I could pull a very large book such as ‘Maxfield Parrish’ by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery in such good condition and 20 years after the ‘Maxwell Parrish’ by Coy Ludiwick book I reviewed last month. Even so, this book was released in 1993. If […]

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Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ kicks off with a look at the original ‘Shaft’ movies by David F. Walker and how they differed from the books and even more so when it briefly became a TV series. However, what makes this article even more significant is a general look at the blaxploitation phenomenon. Although […]

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Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel by William E. Anchors Jr. (book review).

September 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel by William E. Anchors Jr. (book review).

‘Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel’ the book was released in 2011 to celebrate ‘The Time Tunnel’s 45th anniversary. 9 years later and it now has a 54th anniversary, the reverse of the numbers, so I’m having my own celebration. Author William E. Anchors Jr. endeavours to explore the series in detail, pointing […]

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Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #121 September 2020 (magazine review).

One question that is never asked in the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ is why does sword and sorcery in the likes of a barbarian like Conan and the other examples here so popular? Magic, although much older, being depicted as bad or at least by its users does have shades of luddites in the […]

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Marvel Comics #1: 80th Anniversary Edition (graphic novel review).

September 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel Comics #1: 80th Anniversary Edition (graphic novel review).

With a reminder while reading the latest ‘Alter Ego’ that Marvel Comics was 80 years old last year, it seemed appropriate to finally fit ‘Marvel Comics # 1: 80th Anniversary Edition’ into my schedule. Although its noted in the flyleaf that the first issue was 68 pages, there was no indication of how many more […]

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OMNI: Volume 1: The Doctor Is In by Devin Grayson, Alitha E Martinez, Meredith Laxton and Bryan Valenza (graphic novel review).

September 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
OMNI: Volume 1: The Doctor Is In by Devin Grayson, Alitha E Martinez, Meredith Laxton and Bryan Valenza (graphic novel review).

The idea of using super-powered people as metaphors for those outside normal society obviously isn’t new, being the basic idea of ‘The X-Men’ comics. Similarly, using comics to shine a light on social issues goes all the way back to ‘Spider-Man’ and was always something of a hallmark of ‘Green Arrow’. So what writer Devin […]

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

In many respects, you would have to wonder why it’s taken so long for ‘Alter Ego’ to focus on Timely/Atlas/Marvel publisher Martin Goodman, a tenure that went from 1939-1971. With the 80th anniversary last year for the company, the attention was on Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas says it was time Goodman was covered and […]

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The Making Of Enter The Dragon by Robert Clouse (book review).

September 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Making Of Enter The Dragon by Robert Clouse (book review).

Considering how popular the 1973 film ‘Enter The Dragon’ is to this day, it’s amazing how few books are available on the subject. When I came across this 1987 book, ‘The Making Of Enter The Dragon’, I hoped I could get a decent copy at a good price in the lockdown and lucked out, even […]

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