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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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Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

December 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

Armageddon begins in January. Maybe we’ll be lucky and have an alien invasion first. Hello everyone Y’know, if we wrote what happened in world events this year as fiction a few years back, people would think it would never happen. I think we ought to make a complaint that reality shouldn’t imitate art. At least […]

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Raiders Of The Lost Park: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

December 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raiders Of The Lost Park:     a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

Callane Oberon pondered as she walked down the Avenue Radial Oeste. It had happened within a blink of an eye. Things had changed but she hadn’t. The Olympic village and the adjoining lab where she had ensured the correct urine samples hadn’t been changed no longer existed and she was now empty handed. No sign […]

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Invulnerability Vulnerability : an article by: GF Willmetts

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Invulnerability Vulnerability     :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]

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Back Issue # 93 December 2016 (magazine review)

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 93 December 2016   (magazine review)

There are a lot of captains in comicbooks. One has to wonder why, outside of Nick Fury, that few come with a higher rank starring in their own comicbook. Certainly, none of them ever rose to a higher rank. The first is the original Captain Marvel and his tenure at DC Comics. Something I didn’t […]

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Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger (book review).

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger (book review).

There is never a good time to put out a book on climate change and if you want a really sobering look at what is happening to our environment today then you need to read ‘Protecting The Planet’ by environmentalists Budd Titlow & his daughter, Mariah Tinger. As an American book, it does tend to […]

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Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Formative Period, 1926-1970 by Thomas D. Clareson (book review)

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Formative Period, 1926-1970 by Thomas D. Clareson  (book review)

Something I discovered a while back from a chat with Gordon van Gelder, publisher of the magazine ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’, is that in the USA, there is no single Internet bookstore like Eurospan that gathers up the various American university presses like it does for non-American consumption that makes tracking down […]

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Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes by Tom Weaver (book review).

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes by Tom Weaver (book review).

Looking at the book list in the indicia, I thought I’ve reviewed nearly all of Tom Weaver’s excellent interview books until I checked the back cover and found six I haven’t. As he points out in the introduction to this one, ‘Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes’, which originally came out as a library edition […]

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DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One (graphic novel review).

November 26, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One (graphic novel review).

When I spotted Forbidden Planet UK selling ‘DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One’ at such a low price and the opportunity to see his early work before he hit the spotlight with ‘Batman’ and ‘Green Lantern/Green Arrow’ titles. Reading the introduction and had National Periodicals had taken on the 18 year-old artist earlier, […]

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Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

Although I could probably think of a couple better choices of covers from the contents for Illustrators # 16, I can’t recall seeing this montage of Superman illustrations by Neal Adams before. According to the Peter Stone written text inside, Adams has them pinned on a wall in his studio when interviewed and, although no […]

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How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias by Prentis Rollins (book review).

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias by Prentis Rollins (book review).

Looking around to see whether our own genre is covered in the various ‘How To-’ artbooks out there, I came across comicbook artist Prentis Rollins’ book, ‘How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias’. The sub-title points out that this divides into humans, aliens, robots, vehicles and cities so you get a bit of everything. Like […]

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