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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 Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

This examination of character ethnicity of existing characters came about largely because of media interest in changing the colour of James Bond. Like a lot of last century fictional characters, many are the colour of their authors or what would sell best to early readerships. Like with films, it was rare to have a lead […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

UK RELEASE OF US BOOK THAT WE’VE REVIEWED City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke(pub: Corgi Books/Penguin/Random House. 625 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-552-17629-3) check out websites: www.penguin.co.uk and www.samhawkwrites.com released: 27 June 2019 FROM HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu […]

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The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

I first came across Ron Embleton’s art when young and reading ‘TV Century 21’ comic when he was illustrating ‘Stingray’ and created its logo way back in the 1960s when I was young. He later went on to illustrating ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ and, later on, a run on ‘The Trigan Empire’. Peter Richardson […]

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SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

SelfMadeHero is delighted to be bring an international trio of graphic novelists to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs 10-26 August 2019.  French journalist Jérôme Tubiana talks about the harrowing true story of Mohammed El-Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Gunatánamo Bay. He’s the author of Guantánamo Kid, illustrated by Alexandre Franc, which […]

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Samurai Warrior Operations Manual by Chris McNab (book review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Samurai Warrior Operations Manual by Chris McNab (book review).

I did wonder when I selected Chris McNab’s book, ‘Samurai Warrior Operations Manual’, as to whether it fell without our remit. As I read, I saw pointers to the Minbari in ‘Babylon 5’ and, of course, the recent ‘Westworld’ TV series visited the time period. So, yeah, we should be interested in the real thing. […]

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Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD: Who Is Scorpio? by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

June 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD: Who Is Scorpio? by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

Oddly, I though the sequel to ‘Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD’ wasn’t available or out of print or not even out there and then the long river website’s algorithm popped it up and indicated very few copies left. It then became a panic buy just in case some of you lucky folk out there beat […]

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Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

Always be a little careful about what you wish for. I was having an e-yap with Ken Lee over at Michael Wiese Productions on how British crime and medical shows have their key cast and scriptwriters given some time in the real world to observe how the real people do their jobs and have technical […]

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The Art Of Toy Story 4 (book review).

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Toy Story 4 (book review).

I should say from the start that if you’re buying this book to see pictures from the film then this might not be the book for you. However, if you want to see the designs that became the stars of the film, then you’ll be well at home. You do get to see storyboards for […]

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Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

June 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

Although I own some of the Steranko original run of ‘Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD’ from the comicbook ‘Strange Tales’ back in the late 1960s, I don’t have all of his early issues and saw this graphic novel as a chance to fulfil something that should be on my bucket list. Although this volume came […]

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The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda by Ernest Volkman (book review).

June 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda by Ernest Volkman (book review).

Don’t start reading ‘The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda’ by Ernest Volkman as if it’s going to be a straightforward history of espionage looking at individual secret services. What Volkman has done is taken various strands of interest, like conflicts and wars, and see how it progresses through […]

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