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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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50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford and Udo Schűklenk (book review).

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford and Udo Schűklenk (book review).

Want to hear something distinctly segregational that still exists in the western world? In some states of the USA, atheists are prohibited from holding elected office and even if you tried, 40% of the voters wouldn’t vote for you. No wonder all Presidents and their families ensure it is publicly shown that they attend church […]

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Hiding Hand (Nova Sapiens book 2) by Lee Denning (book review).

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hiding Hand (Nova Sapiens book 2) by Lee Denning (book review).

In ‘Hiding Hand’, Lee Denning’s successor book to ‘The Monkey Trap’, Joshua, the boy in the earlier book, is now 18 and facing a conflict between the love of power and the power of love. He and his young sister, Eva, are the first in the next stage of human evolution and, when his parents […]

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Rewrite by Paul Chitlik (book review).

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rewrite by Paul Chitlik (book review).

One of the more enjoyable aspects of being a review editor is looking for books that can offer a different but useful perspective that you would otherwise miss. Case in point is ‘Rewrite’ by scriptwriter Paul Chitlik, who includes a lot of SF in his CV. Although the book is primarily aimed at how to […]

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Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions by Gullermo Del Toro (book review).

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions by Gullermo Del Toro (book review).

The one thing that is most obvious from director Gullermo Del Toro’s book ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions’ is that he’s a bona fide geek. Then considering that Jim Cameron is also a geek and writes the introduction about his pal, this shouldn’t be surprising. In other words, he’s one of […]

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The X-Files Volume Two music composed by Mark Snow (CD review).

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The X-Files Volume Two music composed by Mark Snow (CD review).

For those who remembered my review of ‘The X-Files Volume One’ music and how much I thought it was long over-due and wondered if they did a second volume would contain certain episodes. Wonder no more, because here’s Volum Two. Reading the forty page booklet, the first episode here was ‘Eve’ which automatically raised a […]

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The Mechanic Limited Edition: music composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding (CD review).

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mechanic Limited Edition: music composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding (CD review).

This is the musical score to the original 1972 film ‘The Mechanic’, just in case any of you out there think the recent Jason Stratham film was the only one with that that title. It has nothing to do with car repairs! In the criminal underworld, a ‘mechanic’ is a professional hit man who stages […]

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Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind The Making Of The Terminator & The Terminator 2: Judgement Day by Ian Nathan (book review).

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind The Making Of The Terminator & The Terminator 2: Judgement Day by Ian Nathan (book review).

The content of Ian Nathan’s long-titled book ‘Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind The Making Of The Terminator & The Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ is given away by its title. I should point out that there is some reference made to ‘Terminator 3: The Rise Of The Robots’, ‘Terminator: Salvation’ and ‘The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ […]

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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman (book review).

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman (book review).

With the new pocket universe ‘Star Trek’ films now out there and likely to be garnering their own fans as well as the traditional fans who’ve followed most of the shows, you have to wonder how much more can be said about the old shows. David A. Goodman’s book ‘Star Trek Federation: The First 150 […]

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Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game book 3) by Sara Douglass (book review).

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game book 3) by Sara Douglass (book review).

‘Darkwitch Rising’ is the third title in Sara Douglass’ ‘The Troy Game’ series and is an historical fantasy series of love and revenge across time set in Britain and especially London. I have, unfortunately, previously just read ‘Druid’s Sword’, the next and final book in this series which ties up all the loose ends and […]

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Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions by Michael McGuire (book review).

October 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions by Michael McGuire (book review).

In many respects, Michael McGuire’s book, ‘Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions’, is more a road trip through his life and he picks out his experiences and people he’s met as he looks into the power of belief. Although he touches on religion occasionally, this is only a small part of the entire […]

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