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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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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

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Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

Fawcett Comics created their own brand of super-hero in the 1940s. They called him Captain Thunder before thinking Captain Marvellous and ultimately Captain Marvel, affectionately called the Big Red Cheese by his many fans on account of his attire and smile. Although seeing the early strips here, he doesn’t always smile. It’s explained in this […]

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Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

For starters with this 19th issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’, we have the concluding part of the interview with underground/small press creator Mary Fleener and why she does cubism as well as cartooning. Although I’m not familiar with her work, she chats well and you get insight into the people she associates with. After that, […]

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Doctor Who: Time-Flight/Arc Of Infinity Boxset (DVD TV series review).

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Doctor Who: Time-Flight/Arc Of Infinity Boxset (DVD TV series review).

A double story boxset again. This seems quite prevalent of the stories from the Peter Davison era. Time-Flight by Peter Grimwade cast: Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Anthony Ainley, Nigel Stock, Richard Easton, Michael Cashman and Keith Drinkel With Heathrow Airport already confused at the disappearance of an approaching Concorde to land, they are […]

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Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

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Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

I hope we’re all aware of how early Man, Homo erectus, spread out from Africa but have you wondered how the ecology affected all of this, especially as it also encompassed several Ice Ages. With Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, ‘Origins: How The Earth Made Us’, you get to see this. All species grow and diverge […]

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Editorial – March 2019: for once, even I can have a rant.

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Editorial – March 2019: for once, even I can have a rant.

Living life in the Internet lane. Don’t forget to leave your free will behind.. Hello everyone A couple decades back, there was a TV advert series in the UK with a chap left in a white room with a mobile telephone and ordering everything on it, presumably on some level of unlimited funds to survive. […]

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In Shape We Shift: an article by: GF Willmetts.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
In Shape We Shift: an article by: GF Willmetts.

There are similarities between the fluid mechanics of pliable super-humans and that of shape-shifters but only as far as where some shape-shifters exaggerate their body shape. However, the common denominator is for them to manipulate their body mass in shape, colour and texture to resemble other people or, in some cases, objects. There is a […]

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Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

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Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

Finding some time to fit in books from what I bought over a couple years ago, I started with this one, ‘Sci-Fi Art Now’ by John Freeman. ‘By Now’ is actually 9 years ago but that has no bearing as art is good whatever the age. Once past the introductions by Chris Foss and John […]

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The Legend Of The Moppi: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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The Legend Of The Moppi: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘This your pet?’ I squinted up at the local law in the smoke-filled room. I had a good hand for suspense poker, too. I looked down at his scan-plate and the permit card. A detective. I wasn’t surprised. It was the Moppi. It had caught up with me again. ‘Not my pet. He just follows […]

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Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination by Nicholas Parisi (book review).

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination by Nicholas Parisi (book review).

When Anne Serling, Rod Sterling’s daughter, in the introduction says she’s impressed with the research in Nicholas Parisi’s book, ‘Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination’, then it’s time for some serious reading. Do I have to tell you who Rod Serling is then you need to spend some time in the Twilight Zone, although […]

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