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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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Interviews With B Science Fiction And Horror Movie Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Interviews With B Science Fiction And Horror Movie Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

I like this time of year. With the rush of new books over, it gives an opportunity to read some books that might have been missed the first time around and thanks to the delightful people at Eurospan who distribute McFarland books in the UK, I feel very fortunate to dip into their back catalogue […]

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Second That Emotion by Jeremy D. Holden (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Second That Emotion by Jeremy D. Holden (book review).

I should point out from the start that this book, despite its title, ‘Second That Emotion’, has less to do with the content than its sub-title ‘How Decisions, Trends & Movements Are Shaped’. However, its author, Jeremy D. Holden, points out in the introduction, there was a need to have a catchy title, although whether […]

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The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

‘The Noise Revealed’ is the sequel to ‘The Noise Within’ and I’m sorry to say, I still have no idea what any of it has to do with the main aspect of the plot. As revealed last time, ‘The Noise Within’ is a sentient spaceship that went missing, discovered and returned with the first members […]

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The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters by Mark Henderson (book review).

December 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters by Mark Henderson (book review).

With our move at SFC to looking more geeky than we already were, spotting a book called ‘The Geek Manifesto’ made me determined to take a look and the nice people at Bantam Press were happy to supply a book that was released earlier in 2012. As the sub-title ‘Why Science Matters’ places it ever […]

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Searching (story).

December 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Searching (story).

a very short story by: GF Willmetts Something I take as routine with my time on the Internet is to look for aliens. I mean. If they are on Earth, then they have to come from an advanced hi-tech society and wouldn’t have any problems linking into the protocols and doing what I’m doing: looking […]

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Always remember: the universe doesn’t care (Editorial – December 2012).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Always remember: the universe doesn’t care (Editorial – December 2012).

Always remember: the universe doesn’t care. Hello everyone No, you’re not mistaken. The position of the Zen line hasn’t moved. For those who follow the Mayan calendar, there are expectations that December is the end of the world. It’s even happening before Yuletide, which was very considerate of them after so many seem to be […]

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INTRUDER: The first Halycon’s Aye story by: GF Willmetts

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
INTRUDER: The first Halycon’s Aye story by: GF Willmetts

INTRUDER The first Halycon’s Aye story by: GF Willmetts   Sleep. Endless sleep. An eternity that passes in a moment. Dreams slowly evolved and passed based on previous fleeting memories. Dreams that often lasted a thousand light years although the sleepers could hardly measure the distance, deep in Slumber. Vivid though they may be, they […]

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Things You Should Enforce If You Ran International Rescue.

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Things You Should Enforce If You Ran International Rescue.

Things You Should Enforce If You Ran International Rescue On rescue and near civilians, real names should not be used. Use the number of your Thunderbird vehicles. Hard hats and harnesses should be worn and shown as an example of correct equipment when on dangerous rescues. Ensure Thunderbird One’s photo detector is regularly checked and […]

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My Favourite Character: Gilbert Gosseyn.

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My Favourite Character: Gilbert Gosseyn.

My Favourite Character an article series began by: GF Willmetts   This is more of a gauntlet opening time to get you telling who is your favourite character and why in our genre. We’re going to have to avoid repetition or we’re going to have far too many Spocks, Buffys, Winchesters and O’Neills. Picking out […]

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X Marks the Spot (book reviews but really its conversions)

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
X Marks the Spot   (book reviews but really its conversions)

Only one this month but there are sure to be others out there. If you’re waiting for a hardback to become a paperback or even just an enlarged paperback of various sizes, keep an eye on your favourite book outlets. Oh, information from TOR. The next Wild Cards book won’t be out until next December. […]

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