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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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Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

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Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

This book, ‘Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers)’ by Mark D. Wolf, lives up to its name. Wolf says in his introduction that he isn’t that keen on digital simply because there’s so many people are doing it than having any real stars of special effects anymore. He’s probably right. Name […]

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Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is rather unique as it focuses on when comicbook characters promote everything from food to…well…especially sugary food, even if they rarely indulged in it themselves and behind the scenes things. But first, Alan Kupperberg tells of his time being the editor of DC Comics promotional material. It would be interesting […]

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

The opening section of the latest ‘Retro Fan’ focuses on ‘Logan’s Run’ as Anthony Taylor and his plans for a book on the subject failed through despite having various interviews taken over the years. So rather than waste them, they are here with actor Michael York, car creator for the TV series, Dean Jeffries (1933-2013) […]

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What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

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What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

You would think with a title like ‘What’s Eating The Universe?’ that there is some cosmic menace out there but actually author Paul Davies is giving an up-to-date summary of what we know about the current universe with a little background detail to when it was first discovered over 30 chapters. Davies writers in a […]

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Back Issue #53 December 2011 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #53 December 2011 (magazine review).

Going back ten years, this ‘Back Issue’ is unique in having its title at the bottom of the cover. Looking at the Walt Simonson picture, it was either that or top right and then you have other problems of where to put the other copy without getting in the way of the barcode. OK, this […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

The sub-title of Mark McGee’s book, ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!’ is ‘A Front Row Look At The Science Fiction And Horror Films Of The 1950s’ should affirm what this book is about. It’s also a revised second edition. If you don’t usually read introductions then the two hilarious introductions by Don Glutz and McGee […]

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Revelation Thinking (Editorial – Aug 2021).

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Revelation Thinking (Editorial – Aug 2021).

Hello everyone, For those of you who thought my comments after the main editorial, you would think that I don’t pick up many revelations myself. A lot depends on how profound they are. The one I picked up from ‘Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History Of Science Fiction’ by James Gunn came from a quote from […]

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The Angel Interceptor – Wired For Lights: a lit model in construction by: GF Willmetts.

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The Angel Interceptor – Wired For Lights: a lit model in construction by: GF Willmetts.

It seemed crazy to work on an expensive Thunderbird 2 model kit when I could work on a cheaper Angel Interceptor model kit first and work out any flaws in wiring for lights. I knew had photographs of them with red lights on the right wing and if you watch them launch in the episode […]

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A Touch Too Much Poisoned Chalice: a story by: GF Willmetts.

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A Touch Too Much Poisoned Chalice: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Why is this…robot charged with murder? It’s just a machine. Have it destroyed.’ The Judge looked at the brief. ‘It’s more a matter of law and attributing blame’, one of the lawyers replied.’ Can a robot knowingly commit an act of murder will have repercussions on all robots and human safety.’ The judge looked up […]

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Almost Human: The Complete Series (DVD SF TV series).

August 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Almost Human: The Complete Series (DVD SF TV series).

Just when you think there have been enough police officers teaming up with robots, we have this one, ‘Almost Human’, where in the future, 2148, police officers or at least detectives are supposed to have a robot colleague. They also have a tendency to obey the laws too well and leave injured human colleagues behind […]

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