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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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Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

For such a prominent artist from Warren Publications, Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian has only had two books specifically of his art available and these are out of print although it is possible to pull copies, as I did with this one, ‘Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1’. With the exception of 6 pages in colour, the rest […]

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Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

Now, here’s a little test for you. Name some early British women illustrators and cartoonists. Off the top of my head, I only had two: Beatrix Potter and Mabel Lucie Atwell. In the past 150 years, America has the same problem or so I thought. Martha H. Kennedy’s very large book, ‘Drawn To Purpose: American […]

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Shoot From The Heart by Diane Bell (book review).

September 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot From The Heart by Diane Bell (book review).

Film-maker Diane Bell is a Sundance film winner with her film, ‘Obselida’ (2010). What she gives in this book, ‘Shoot From The Heart’, is the information of the realities of making an independent film on a budget of $150,000. I’m not sure how much of this can be translated into how do it this in […]

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Untamed: The Psychology Of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores (book review).

September 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Untamed: The Psychology Of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores (book review).

In her introduction to ‘Untamed: The Psychology Of Marvel’s Wolverine’, author Suzana E. Flores cites Roy Thomas, Len Wein and Herb Trimpe for creating Wolverine in 1974, although nary a word that this was only in the matter of design and nationality. Nary a mention of the fact that he was developed by Chris Claremont, […]

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The Tale Of The Tales: The Beatrix Potter Ballet by Rumer Godden (book review).

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Tale Of The Tales: The Beatrix Potter Ballet by Rumer Godden (book review).

I was watching a DVD of ‘The Tales Of Beatrix Potter’ recently, not having seen the film in a couple decades. I saw the film originally back in 1972 at the local fleapit with the ushers trying to dissuade me because other cinema-goers had been put off because it had no dialogue. Although I didn’t […]

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Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

I’m used to passing Brandon Sanderson’s massive tomes and was surprised when practically the novella-sized, ‘Snapshot’, passed into my hands. At least I can say I’ve read one of Brandon Sanderson’s novels. Although the process isn’t explained, a virtual reality snapshot is made of part of the city and police detectives Davis and Chaz are […]

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Lake International Comic Art Festival 2018, update.

September 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lake International Comic Art Festival 2018, update.

A Quick Guide to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival – plus new guest news! Kendal, Thursday 13th September 2018: A world of comic art will be arriving in Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 12–14th October, 2018. But what can visitors expect from this year’s Cumbria comics extravaganza? Well, here’s a quick guide […]

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Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

‘Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention’ by Maggie Jackson is an update of her 2008 book. Her contention is people are doing far too much on-line through various devices and not paying attention to the real world with a variety of examples is something we should all be familiar with. I […]

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Monsters You Should Know by Emma Sancartier (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsters You Should Know by Emma Sancartier (book review).

Now here’s a book for your under six year-old sprogs to read and keep them checking under the bed to make sure there are no monsters there. Emma Sancartier brings you some simply painted and minimal texted ‘Monsters You Should Know’ as a glossary to some 17 world-wide mythological creatures out there that are not […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

The fourth book in Didier Ghez’ series ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s’ moves us up a decade and five new more artists. These were selected by Disney to present some new style compared to what his team had created before. As an introduction, Ghez […]

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