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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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Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

For a fifth and final book in the ‘Fleet Of Worlds’ series, ‘Fate Of Worlds’ is practically an introduction to any new reader to the ‘Known Space’ reality with the opening third of the book introducing characters and their situation. From different points in space, there is the discovery that the million mile across six […]

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

It seems it isn’t just ordinary people who have a fascination with moving dinosaurs and illustrations of such. As Paleobiologist Dr. Philip J. Currie points out in the first introduction to the book ‘Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart’, artists brings flesh and bone to fossils. In other words, it brings them to life in […]

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Doctor Who: 2012 Season One episode 5. The Angels Take Manhattan.

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: 2012 Season One episode 5. The Angels Take Manhattan.

Continuing from last week, if you’re living in a country that hasn’t seen these episodes yet, read with caution but I’m not going to give too much away. If you can watch it first, that’s even better. I’m still puzzling how the Weeping Angels move. OK, if you catch their eye and then blink, then […]

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Editorial – October 2012.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Editorial – October 2012.

There’s me and then there are humans. Hello everyone Tell someone you aren’t human and apart from thinking you’re a bit on the mad side, they tend to think you think you’re an alien than being a unique individual. Should that be regarded as most people lack imagination or not seeing all the possibilities? Describing […]

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Dirt Cheap (short fiction).

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Dirt Cheap (short fiction).

a short story by: GF Willmetts It’s often said that you should beware strangers bearing gifts but the signal from the alien starship passing this way was too good to resist. It wasn’t going to stop, just drop off some non-atomic materials like it had a millennia ago and it wasn’t an invasion. Nice of […]

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Things you should have done if you captained the SSRN Seaview.

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Things you should have done if you captained the SSRN Seaview.

speculation by: GF Willmetts You know how it is, you’re watching the ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ DVDs and wonder why didn’t they show more common-sense with the dangers they faced. Although it would be a bit difficult to change a show that is some forty-five years old now, the problems indicated should […]

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X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

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X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

Here’s a couple books we’ve reviewed in the past that have been re-issued. RE-ISSUE AND ACCORDING TO THE COVER, NOT A FILM TIE-IN The Soddit by A.R.R. Roberts (pub: Gollancz. 290 page small enlarged hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-575-11940-6. E-book: £ 4.99 (UK)) check out website: www.orionbooks.co.uk   US RELEASE OF UK BOOK […]

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Is That A Word? by David Bukszpan (book review)

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Is That A Word? by David Bukszpan (book review)

The bane of any Science Fiction writer is coming up with new words, be it for character or location names or something just a little off-beat that the reader might feel familiar with but can’t quite place. Unless you’re a linguist or have a great love of wandering through dictionaries, keeping an eye out for […]

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TV Cars: Star Cars From The World Of Television by Giles Chapman (non-fiction review).

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TV Cars: Star Cars From The World Of Television by Giles Chapman (non-fiction review).

Just in case you thought that publisher Haynes only did manual-sized books, I came across ‘TV Cars: Star Cars From The World Of Television’ by Giles Chapman. With the front radiator of FAB ONE on the cover, one would think that there would be some fantasy cars under the cover. Of the fifty-two cars, there […]

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Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

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Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

Although I’m not a lover of fantasy, I do like Brian Froud’s illustrative work. He explains in the introduction to this book, ‘Trolls’, that the work presented here would have gone towards a further film with producer-director Jim Henson had he lived so this book is some twenty years in the making. I also discovered […]

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