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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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Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

When I was given ‘Westworld’ to review, I had previously kept away from it, mostly because I wasn’t sure how much it was being based on the original Michael Crichton films from the 1970s and how far they were going to move away from it. Interestingly, they took various elements from both films in the […]

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Making Your First Blockbuster by Paul Dudbridge (book review).

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Making Your First Blockbuster by Paul Dudbridge (book review).

British born director Paul Dudbridge’s first book, ‘Shooting Better Movies: The Studentmaker’s Guide’ that I reviewed last year makes an enormous jump to ‘Making Your First Blockbuster’ this year. Part of me thinks I would have preferred to have had a book on just getting a ‘normal’ film directed in a professional capacity before jumping […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

Mid-way through the 1990s, my lack of funds cut short my comicbook collecting, although from the looks of things, it was probably at the right time. Having read ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999’ by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas, this at least confirm that decision. What a mess of egos, corporate spin and […]

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ has the sub-title ‘Make Mine Marvel’, so you should guess which company predominates. Interestingly, the first two articles centre on Carmine Infantino, outlining his history before focusing on his artwork at Marvel as he got his art mojo back after being fired as editor-in-chief at DC Comics. The second […]

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Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

Donald G. Mackay’s book, ‘Remembering’, has a longer more significant sub-title, ‘What 50 Years Of Research With Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us About Memory And How It Works’. Remember the sub-title as it might come up later. The ‘H.M.’ is actually Henry Moliason (1926-2008) who had a life-threatening form of epilepsy and at […]

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Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

Fran Wilde’s story, ‘Updraft (Bone Universe book 1)’ story is set in a city above the clouds, where citizens live in towers made of bones. It is governed by singers who live in a place called the Spire, a central tower. The story follows Kirit Densira, the daughter of a well known trader. Kirit breaks […]

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

The potpourri that is Alter Ego # 156 enters January with part 6 of a 2000 New York Comicon with creators from the Golden Age of Comics being conducted by Ron Goulart with participation from the audience when appropriate. The main panel consisting of Charles Cuidera, Henry Boltinoff, Irwin Hasen Lew Sayre Schwartz and Alvin […]

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J.J. Abrams Interviews edited by Brett Durham (book review).

January 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
J.J. Abrams Interviews edited by Brett Durham (book review).

OK, take a deep breath. The ‘J.J. Abrams Interviews’ book edited by Brett Durham has 30 interviews with the producer/director/writer. Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born into the Hollywood system as both his parents and grandparents were also part of it. From the opening interviews, he reveals his grandparents were the bigger influence and his grandfather, […]

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Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

January 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Retro Fan # 3, the opening interview is with Richard Lester and even he’d lost count with how many decades since he directed ‘Superman’ movie. There’s also a few reveals that you might not have heard of before, including musical chairs with composers. I can’t recall ‘Kool-Aid’ […]

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Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

January 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

An Australian production, ‘Occupation’ is an SF film of the survivors of an alien invasion of Earth. The humans lost by the way. The first quarter of an hour shows a slice of Australian life and the potential survivors and then it starts. Alien air-based and landed-military force, taking everything in its path. We follow […]

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