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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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The Twelfth Doctor: Actor Peter Capaldi: observations by: GF Willmetts.

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The Twelfth Doctor: Actor Peter Capaldi: observations by: GF Willmetts.

One thing I knew they couldn’t do with the next regeneration of the Doctor was make him younger than Matt Smith who was 26 years old when he took the role. I commented when Smith took over that at this rate the next Doctor won’t have been born yet. One of the earlier criteria since […]

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Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

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Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

Putting the Science into Science Fiction. Hello everyone You know how it is. It’s getting late at night, you’re not tired and you spot a half hour show about Science Fiction by a quick channel scan. Actually, it’s about Science Fiction films. As if we would be lucky if SF books would get such a […]

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Space Emergency: a story of immense danger by: GF Willmetts.

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Space Emergency: a story of immense danger by: GF Willmetts.

It seems almost like yesterday when we left our school as soon as the emergency call reached Earth. Our starship was ready and waiting on the launch pad. There was no time to unpack our kit at the launch site before take-off. We had to go. Emergencies were like that and we had been prepared […]

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Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

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Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

Now here’s a puzzle for you. Just how do you count time up to a media anniversary? With things like birthdays and marriage it’s consecutive years, mostly because there is no break in time continuity. That’s also how you count your birthdays. Well, not unless you’re put in hibernation for a few decades and miss […]

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Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine (book review).

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Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine (book review).

Reading the novelisation of ‘Pacific Rim’, the first thing author Alex Irvine puts into perspective is where did the monsters or kaiju, as they call them, come from and why conventional weaponry was useless. The kaiju come through a rift in the Earth’s crust from another planet from time to time. Nukes were tried but […]

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Volume Two by Frederick Wiedmann (CD review).

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Volume Two by Frederick Wiedmann (CD review).

I reviewed volume one of the music from ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ last year.  As then, I like such music even when I haven’t seen the series because I can treat is as its own entity rather than having to think what part of the series it relates to. Composer Frederick Widemann succeeds in […]

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Think Like A Maths Genius by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer (book review).

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Think Like A Maths Genius by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer (book review).

Books like ‘Think Like A Maths Genius’ by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer bring out the inner geek in me. Anything that can improve my abilities is always worth an evaluation. This book also lives up to its name. By the end of the first chapter I was doing additions and subtractions with three and […]

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Pacific Rim: The Inner Workings Of An Epic Film by David S. Cohen (book review).

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Pacific Rim: The Inner Workings Of An Epic Film by David S. Cohen (book review).

‘Pacific Rim: The Inner Workings Of An Epic Film’ also has another sub-title, ‘Man, Machines & Monsters’. I think it should also have included director, crew and actors as without them, this film wouldn’t have been made and they definitely have a large section devoted to them here. Which, if you think about it, is […]

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Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

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Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

As can be seen from the title, ‘Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters’, Daniel J. Fairbanks’ book is about evolution with a special concentration on Man and how he spread across this planet. This book strongly hits the creationists and those who believe in the so-called ‘intelligent design’ with proof of evolution but […]

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The Avengers – Original Tara King Season Score by Howard Blake (CD review).

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The Avengers – Original Tara King Season Score by Howard Blake (CD review).

Just in case you’re an ‘Avengers’ fan (the British ITV 60s-70s series not the American super-hero team, although you are allowed to like both) and didn’t know, composer Laurie Johnson wasn’t available to score the final ten episodes of Tara King’s season because he was scoring ‘The Four Musketeers’ film. Instead, Howard Blake who had […]

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