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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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Doctor Who: The Masque Of Mandragora by Louis Marks (DVD Doctor Who review).

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Masque Of Mandragora by Louis Marks (DVD Doctor Who review).

The Doctor (actor Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (actress Elisabeth Sladen) are exploring the TARDIS when they discover a more ancient control room which the Time Lord decides they can use it for a while. Turning on the controls and exterior scanner, they see the Mandragora Helix and are drawn into it. They briefly […]

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The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

Having read Ben Miller’s book ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ last year, I was curious enough to read his latest ‘The Aliens Are Coming!’, where he looks at our search for extra-terrestrial life-forms. More so, as he’s the second comedian – all right, in his case, actor-comedian – to recently promote science on British TV, relying […]

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

February 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ by Robert V.S Reddick is the first of a trilogy which, according to its jacket, ‘is destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy’. Time will tell whether that’s true or not but ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ is not a bad start. On the world of Alifros, a […]

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Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

Just in case you think I’m only going to focus on back issues of ‘Illustrators’, # 13 is now available containing a mixture of pop art and traditional, making a combination that should find something to your taste and even the odd surprise. For pop art, this is pretty much Mitch O’Connell’s territory, blending a […]

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Doctor Who: City Of Death by James Goss (book review).

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: City Of Death by James Goss (book review).

TV novelisations have become quite rare in an age when most TV series are more likely to have a DVD or even a blu-ray release now. Much of this is down to the TV companies being able to do them economically to tie-in with them being shown on the box and, in part, because fewer […]

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Doctor Who: The Seeds Of Doom by Robert Banks Stewart (DVD TV series review).

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Seeds Of Doom by Robert Banks Stewart (DVD TV series review).

A discovery in the Antarctic of an unknown plant pod and a photo to Whitehall has the Doctor (actor Tom Baker) notified who immediately recognises it and he and Sarah Jane Smith (actress Elisabeth Sladen) are off there by human transport. Meanwhile, the same bureaucrat Dunbar (actor Kenneth Gilbert) notifies botanist Harrison Chase (actor Tony […]

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Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

Author Paul Levitz says from the start that there have been many books written about Will Eisner and as the title ‘Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel’ says, he wants to focus on the evolution of the graphic novel and the cartoonist’s involvement in it. After all, it was Eisner who first coined the […]

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When The Floods Came by Clare Morrall (book review).

February 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
When The Floods Came by Clare Morrall (book review).

Clare Morrall’s novel ‘When The Floods Came’ is not standard SF. You don’t really get any feel for the calamity of floods that have swept more of the people in the UK away, let alone the deadly virus that happened afterwards. In fact, other than the lack of people, all you have are the surviving […]

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The X-Files – 2016: the return, an appraisal by: GF Willmetts (TV review).

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The X-Files – 2016: the return, an appraisal by: GF Willmetts (TV review).

The spoilers are out there. Thirty years ago, it wasn’t unusual that after so many years, there was a ‘Return Of -’, be it shows like ‘I Spy’ and ‘Hunter’ to ‘The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman’. Generally, it was a 90 minute TV film, but although having the original cast, these […]

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Editorial – February 2016: Watch it again.

January 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – February 2016: Watch it again.

Hello everyone Something that is synchronous with us genre geeks is that we repeatedly watch our favourite TV shows and films for a pastime. Some more than most. Me? I like to usually give a gap of a few years, especially with TV series as I find my eyes are often sharper for the detail […]

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