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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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Editorial – June 2013: Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?

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Editorial – June 2013: Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?

Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?? Hello everyone In many respects, Science Fiction can take most knocks. It’s a flexible genre. Changes in what we know about the universe? Yep! The early SF where the rest of the Solar System has life? Seen as childish today bur now only as acts of the […]

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You Won’t Believe A Man Can… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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You Won’t Believe A Man Can… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

You don’t really understand why I’m here. Just because you think I’m paranoid doesn’t mean I’m not telling the truth. Believe me, this truth would make anyone paranoid. Do you know what made people think I was paranoid? I don’t believe air travel is possible! All right, I can hear you say you have proof […]

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Mjolnir: Tap Two Times an article of numbers by: GF Willmetts (feature).

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Mjolnir: Tap Two Times an article of numbers by: GF Willmetts (feature).

The Asgardian thunder god Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, has a rather unusual set of abilities. By a determination of magic by his father Odin, only someone worthy can pick it up, not necessarily Thor himself. Back in the days when Thor could transform into the human Doctor Donald Blake and thanks his birth that the writer […]

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Comic Book Creator # 1 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

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Comic Book Creator # 1 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

‘Comic Book Creator’ is the replacement title for ‘Comic Book Artist’, that lasted two years. Although not stated, the implication within this edition that the comicbook artist, especially those who use the Marvel method, contribute greatly to the storytelling so calling it ‘creator’ covers those who can do both and covers some aspect of writing […]

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The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

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The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

‘The Ballad Of Halo Jones’ is a rather oddball in the ‘2000AD’ comic-book cannon. It’s not overtly violent in the opening two books in this volume and the lead character is an ordinary girl in the future. Still, this is Alan Moore and, at that time in the mid-80s, if he wrote a story based […]

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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

Back in the 1950s, it was largely believed that the British would lead the space race, which care of ‘The Eagle’ comic and the talents of Frank Hampson and his team brought out into the fictional world of ‘Dan Dare’ set some forty-five years into the future, As writer Rod Barzilay points out in his […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT.

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X MARKS THE SPOT.

A virtual pile of re-issues, often with lower prices, and different formats available this month. All of which we’re reviewed at any earlier time. RE-ISSUE AT A LOWER PRICE The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (pub: Duckworth Overlook. 247 page small enlarged paperback with some illustrations. Price: £ 7.99. ISBN: 978-0-71564-520-8) check out website: […]

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The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W.Straats (book review).

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The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W.Straats (book review).

I have to confess that when I started reading Arthur W. Straats’ book, ‘The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique’, that I wasn’t reading it somewhat unhinged from reading another book at the same time. Nope! Straats’ does have a sense of humour and the good sense not to use footnotes which ultimately […]

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The Complete D.R. & Quinch by Alan Moore and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

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The Complete D.R. & Quinch by Alan Moore and Alan Davis (graphic novel review).

I want to introduce you to two friends of mine I met back in 1983 or whatever the century was. First there’s the short guy with a quiff, Waldo ‘D.R.’ Dobbs and his big buddy, Ernest Errol Quinch. ‘D.R.’ stands for diminished responsibility but, man, he has a heart of gold, probably donated by someone […]

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War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

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War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

The problem with any book focusing on comicbooks is that either the authors are going to be long term comicbook readers or going to have to cherrypick as they get up to speed on the topic they want to discuss. With nearly eighty years of super-heroes now and impossible to have read everything, the difference […]

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