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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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The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams by David Kyle (book review)

June 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams by David Kyle  (book review)

This book, ‘The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams’, is a companion piece to David Kyle’s ‘A Pictorial History Of Science Fiction’, looking at different aspects of SF although it would have been difficult not to have some elements of history, simply for its placement in time. Even so, there has to be […]

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Suicide Squad Volume 8: Constriction by Rob Williams, Diogenes Neves, Ronan Cliquet and Philippe Briones (graphic novel review)

June 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad Volume 8: Constriction by Rob Williams, Diogenes Neves, Ronan Cliquet and Philippe Briones  (graphic novel review)

I was going to say this was the last volume of the ‘Suicide Squad’ in the ‘Rebirth’ series but there are references to two other stories and ‘Sink Atlantis’ and ‘Trinity’ have also been released as graphic novels. DC Comics really needs to be a timeline of graphic novel releases to ensure everything is tracked […]

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Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

June 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

When I saw these watches on Ebay, I thought they deserved a closer look. I mean, if you can’t buy those expensive 1990s watch copies of the ‘Knight Rider’ commlink, then getting something that looks like it in modern times and at a much lower price has to be a good idea. This firm actually […]

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Editorial – June 2021: Boredom And Indifference.

May 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2021: Boredom And Indifference.

Hello everyone I should stay from the start that as geeks we don’t necessarily suffer from boredom. Well, not for long. If we’re idle, then we find something to do, even staring into space, our minds are imagining something. Depending on what you read, some level of boredom is either good for you or might […]

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Journalism In The Future: an article by: GF Willmetts.

May 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Journalism In The Future: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Has anyone wondered why so few Science Fiction realities don’t have any news media facilities? Granted it would be difficult with dictatorships without getting the literal chop but you would have to wonder why it isn’t utilised by the oppressed to get their message across more effectively and cheaper than a war. All right, there […]

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PAUSE: a story by: GF Willmetts.

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PAUSE: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘You probably wonder why you are here. I’m here to remind you from time to time when you are feeling depressed or wondering what you’re doing here. I should also remind you  you cannot hang yourself in low gravity as there is little weight to be supported. You will just float there getting more depressed. […]

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Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition or Black Label Edition by Mark Waid and Alex Ross (graphic novel review).

May 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition or Black Label Edition by Mark Waid and Alex Ross (graphic novel review).

Yes, I reviewed ‘Kingdom Come’ several years back but a ‘20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ also called the ‘Black Label Edition’ has to be worth a look for the extras. As the introduction by Elliot S. Maggin recounts the essential plot is the children of the Earth-2 super-heroes are schmucks. More contemptible than foolish. Magog killing […]

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Doctor Who: Survival by Rona Munro (DVD review).

May 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Survival by Rona Munro (DVD review).

The Doctor returns Ace to Perivale so she can look up old friends, only to find things have changed and some thing she’d even died, especially Sergeant Patterson (actor Julian Holloway) at the self-defence class where the youth club used to be. However, people are disappearing and the Doctor suspects it’s to do with a […]

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Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond by Roger Hill (book review).

May 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond by Roger Hill (book review).

Wallace Wood is one of those rare breed of artists who worked from cartoonist to illustrator to comicbook artist. Oddly, his work for the SF ‘Galaxy’ magazine hasn’t been collected, as far as I know, into a volume until I came across ‘Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond’ by Roger Hill recently, even though it […]

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Alter Ego #1 Summer 1999 (magazine review).

May 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #1 Summer 1999 (magazine review).

I said I managed to acquire two Number Ones and Alter Ego # 1 is the other one and me not believing my luck. Like a lot of their early publications, you read up to half-way and then turn the magazine upside down and read the other section from the other side. This is also […]

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