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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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Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

Ursula K. LeGuin died on 22 January 2018, narrowly missing the release of her last book, ‘Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin’. This is 50 articles that she wrote between 1972-2004. Looking through her booklist that Gollanz provided at the opening of the book, I’ve only ever read four of […]

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Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on March 3rd, 2018 This is a Facebook Live Stream event from 1000am to 1130AM PST    This event is Completely FREE but we highly recommend that you register so you can get reminders about this EVENT and FUTURE EVENTS for MWP in […]

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Blackstar Warrior – DUST Exclusive Premiere.

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Blackstar Warrior – DUST Exclusive Premiere.

DUST releases their latest exclusive sci-fi short film ‘Blackstar Warrior’ from director Matt Haley. In a 1980s vision of the future, space detective Tyson Roderick (Leonard Roberts) searches the galaxy for his family and finds love and adventure along the way. DUST: A first of its kind, multi-platform destination for Science Fiction creators, innovators and fans. […]

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Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

I would have thought that releasing this pack of cards, ‘Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards’ would have been more appropriate at Yuletide than February but maybe the publishers thought it might be overlooked with whatever else you have going on. I should point out that the ‘Trump’ in the name is to do with card games not […]

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Comic Book Creator #16 Winter 2018 (magazine review).

February 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #16 Winter 2018 (magazine review).

I think the biggest surprise when reading the editorial to the latest ‘Comic Book Creator’ was learning that the famed Flo Steinberg, who ran the Marvel Comics office back in the 1960s, had died. Checking on-line, I found that was July last year. Sister mag, ‘Alter-Ego’ is covering her career later in the year. The […]

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Graphene by Les Johnson & Joseph E. Neany (book review).

February 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Graphene by Les Johnson & Joseph E. Neany (book review).

If you thought graphene was a newly discovered form of carbon, reading Les Johnson and Joseph E. Neany’s book on the subject places its earliest appearance to the mid-1920s. In case you didn’t know, carbon comes in many forms of allotropes. You’re all familiar with coal and diamond, but its molecular pattern offering up two […]

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Doctor Who: Earth Story boxset (DVD TV review).

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Earth Story boxset (DVD TV review).

What a weird situation placing two divergent ‘Doctor Who’ different regeneration stories in one volume with the expectation that the stories aren’t likely to appeal enough to sell alone. Doctor Who: The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton (region 2 DVD: pub: BBC, 2011. 1 DVD 100 minutes 4 * 25 minute episodes with extras. ASIN: BBCDVD3380A) […]

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NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

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Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

After the events of the third ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Jokers Wild’, a delegation of Aces and Jokers, led by Senator Gregg Hartmann and Dr. Tachyon are on a United Nations goodwill tour of the world in the fourth book, ‘Aces Abroad’. An undercurrent of this is to purposely quieten New York for a few months […]

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Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

  For those of you who remember my piece about the black screen after the last major W10 update (it warns you what it is going to do so you can choose when to update), what I described then didn’t work this time. After signing in, you get a black screen and only a Personal […]

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