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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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The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

July 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

I thought with Kevin Patrick’s book, ‘The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero’, I would be on home territory. I even wrote an article about ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ back in my comic fandom days pointing out how much the Batman was an urban version of him, more so as the Phantom pre-dates him by three […]

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Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

I was commenting to one of my reviewing team recently on the slow pace of a particular famous space opera film from the mid-1970s and pointed out that it didn’t necessarily apply to all directors from that time. With Christopher Kenworthy’s book, ‘Shoot Like Spielberg’, it quickly became apparent why his films have endured. Of […]

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Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

I’m beginning to feel old when I say you have to be a certain age to remember British comicbook Don Lawrence (1928-2003). If I say ‘The Trigan Empire’, you should suddenly say, ‘Oh, that’s the artist’, then you should make the connection. Looking at his career in this third special from The Book Palace, ‘Don […]

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Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

Sometimes, picking out books for review merely on title doesn’t necessarily know quite what or how the subject matter is covered. Whatever section of our genre we choose, Science Fiction will always have some sort of different future to what we expect, so why should we expect anything different in comicbook realities? There are lots […]

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Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

‘Shoot Like Scorsese’ is another in the Michael Wiese Productions books looking at how film directors convey certain scenes in their films. Writer Christopher Kenworthy does this over 10 chapters for 7 Martin Scorsese films and urges you to watch them as well as read here. As time is short for review, I’ve only seen […]

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IDW Schedule for San Diego Comic-Con International 2018

July 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
IDW Schedule for San Diego Comic-Con International 2018

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Unicron – John Barber (*Convention exclusive available!) 6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed (*Convention exclusive hardcover available!) 7:00 – 8:00 Euthanauts – Tini Howard (*Book debut!) 8:00 – 9:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott, Landry Q. Walker (*Convention […]

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Illustrators #22 (magazine review).

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #22 (magazine review).

In the introduction to this latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, comicbook artist Dave Gibbons points out that being an artist’s agent was a good living in the 1950s and he joined their agency much later. As such, Bardon Press Features, headed by Barry Coker from London and Jordi Macabich from Barcelona literally fell into the role, […]

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Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

Fabulous Flo Steinberg died last July at the tender age of 78, missing out on the ‘Alter Ego’ devoted to her presence in Marvel Comics first 5 years back in the 1960s. Neither an artist or writer, she was employed as Stan Lee’s secretary but, these days, she would be closer to an office manager […]

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Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: Conspiracy Theories That Won’t Go Away by David Southwell and Graeme Donald (book review).

July 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: Conspiracy Theories That Won’t Go Away by David Southwell and Graeme Donald (book review).

Conspiracy plots tend to be border-line with SF these days, more so as so much SF is far into the future than current times. Then again, with at least 18 months to 2 years before a book sees print, any modern day conspiracy plot can quickly become dated these days if you want to include […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 12 July 2018

July 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival  12 July 2018

Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced Kendal, 12th July 2018: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are […]

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