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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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2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

A lot of the articles I write often start from seeing a problem and then seeing how I can resolve it within the reality without bringing in anything not already presented. Occasionally, there is a revelation. Sometimes, two. This one falls under the latter and something in its current state that shows why it won’t […]

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Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

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Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

Dear Sir I wish to offer my resignation. Although I can understand the no repeats policy that led to live re-enactments of favourite programmes because of the repeat contract clause, I thought the live show that I host or will have hosted when you accept my resignation, would not have been hit by such draconian […]

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X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

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X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

A couple we’ve reviewed before coming out again:- Earth Girl by Janet Edward (pub: Pyr/Prometheus Books. 262 page small hardback. Price: $17.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61614-765-5) check out websites: www.pyrsf.com and www.janetedwards.com RE-ISSUED AS A SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Outcast Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (pub: Orbit. 399 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). […]

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Utopiates Volume 1 by Josh Finney & Kat Rocha (graphic novel review).

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Utopiates Volume 1 by Josh Finney & Kat Rocha (graphic novel review).

‘Utopiates’ owes a lot to Philip K. Dick’s drug-tipped futures and it is for this reason that because it shows people jacking up drugs that this is not a book for kids. What this drug does is implant the personality of other people. Considering that Eckert kills while intoxicated with Jack Ruby, the killer of […]

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50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

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50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison	 (book review).

In many respects author Guy P. Harrison sounds like he’s walking on eggs in his introduction with his book ‘50 Simple Questions For Every Christian’ in trying not to be offensive, although it might really just to ensure you read on. Considering, as he points out, there are 41,000 Christian denominations, I would have thought […]

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Farscape: The Complete Series (DVD review).

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Farscape: The Complete Series (DVD review).

I bought this complete boxset of ‘Farscape’ shortly after it was release over a year ago when it was released on special offer. The decision was largely because it was cheaper to buy this way than each season separately as I had done with the first two seasons. This is beginning to be the same […]

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Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

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Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

‘Age Of TV Heroes’ by Jason Hofius and George Khoury is a book I’ve been really looking forward to reading. With the opening chapter, the most startling thing was to realise how many TV pilots over the decades that were filmed with super-heroes but were either not shown or if they were, not getting a […]

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The Body Stealers (1969) (DVD review).

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The Body Stealers (1969) (DVD review).

The last time I saw this film was a morning viewing back in the 1980s. The DVD release announces it as a horror film when actually it is kitchen sink Science Fiction ie grounded in our reality albeit in the 60s. Quite why they have supporting actor Allan Cuthbertson on the cover as a selling […]

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Superboy’s Legion books 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

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Superboy’s Legion books 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

Superboy’s Legion book 1 of 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis After reading ‘Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis’ from TwoMorrows Publishing last month, I earmarked a couple series he was involved in to have a look at his work. With a Legion Of Super-Heroes connection, I had to have a look at ‘Superboy’s […]

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The Mystery Of Existence edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

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The Mystery Of Existence edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

The sub-title of ‘The Mystery Of Existence’ is ‘Why Is There Anything At All?’ to which I heartily retort say, ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Trying to unravel existence is something that is never likely to have that much of a solution. Mostly because we are part of it and our objectivity has to be […]

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