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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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Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

Back in 1975, when I was getting back into American comicbooks and a UK fanzine called ‘The Panelologist’ broke the spell that I should ignore the so-called ‘feud’ that you had to choose between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, that I picked up on the ‘Superboy’ comics to see what the Legion Of Super-Heroes were […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum by Chris Chibnall.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum by Chris Chibnall.

I’m beginning to wonder when Chris Chibnall is going to let any of his team of writers do a story solo, let alone a joint credit with half the season gone. Anyway, this time we have another purely Science Fiction tale. Be careful, as there maybe spoilers. Looking through some space junk, the Doctor and […]

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Editorial – November 2018: Seeking The Long Life.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2018: Seeking The Long Life.

Hello everyone It is said that there might already be a human born who could reach 150 or even 200 years of age already alive today. After all, centenarians are likely to become ever more common in our generation, so more people should exceed that age as well. Likewise, someone who could be hale and […]

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Not So Indestructible: an article in durability by: GF Willmetts.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Not So Indestructible: an article in durability by: GF Willmetts.

Before I start, I need to distinguish between being invulnerability and being indestructible. Although there are similarities, there is a distinct dividing line. Invulnerable people, when under a yellow sun like Kryptonians and Daxamites, are practically unstoppable. When this is combined with super-strength, they are also hard to imprison as well. However, they are sensitive […]

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The Perfect Professional: a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Perfect Professional: a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts.

From her vantage point in the clock tower, Cheena Chase sighted her sniper-scope telescopic sight down into the plaza. She adjusted the setting to compensate for the street lights in the late evening. An hour ago she received back a text message accepting her application for a multiple hit and even the weapon to do […]

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Utopia: Original Television Soundtrack Music by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (CD review).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Utopia: Original Television Soundtrack Music by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (CD review).

After you’ve watched the Channel 4 TV two series ‘Utopia’ on DVD, the first thing you want to do, apart from looking for Jessica Hyde and Mr. Rabbit, is to see if you can get hold of the incredible soundtrack of series 1. Released in 2013 and, yes, it is still out there waiting to […]

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Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

If you want a scary conspiracy TV series where anything said is likely to be spoiler, than look at the Kudos production ‘Utopia’ It is violent and not always predictable. I only found two elements I could have predicted and all for the right reasons. To say anything at all is going to act as […]

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Dangerous Curves by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Curves by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

A quick word with the wonderful people at Eurospan, who import a lot of American university books into the UK and whose website you really should check out, and Jeffrey A. Brown’s ‘Dangerous Curves’ book arrives. As I commented on Brown’s second book, ‘Beyond Bombshells’, I was curious to see whether or not he missed […]

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NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

Contrary to the title, ‘NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual’, the USA’s interest in space flight goes back as far as 1915 when they formed a more informal National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics (NACA). It was also the US Navy who took this flying thing that the Wright brothers were doing more seriously. The nature of […]

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Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe by Iris Gottlieb (book review).

October 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe by Iris Gottlieb (book review).

My first thoughts when I opened Iris Gottlieb’s book, ‘Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe’ is that it was primarily for a junior audience. Nothing wrong with that. We often review books that might be useful for your sprogs. However, I would also include anyone who needs the concepts of […]

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