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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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Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination by Nicholas Parisi (book review).

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Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination by Nicholas Parisi (book review).

When Anne Serling, Rod Sterling’s daughter, in the introduction says she’s impressed with the research in Nicholas Parisi’s book, ‘Rod Serling: His Life, Work And Imagination’, then it’s time for some serious reading. Do I have to tell you who Rod Serling is then you need to spend some time in the Twilight Zone, although […]

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Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

Another issue I picked up last year was the 72nd issue of ‘Back Issue’. I mean how can you resist a look at comicbook robots although this is also extended to androids and cyborgs, too. Editor Mike Eury points out a list of the ones missed out appearing in earlier ‘Back Issues’ and so are […]

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Alter Ego #157 March 2019 (magazine review).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #157 March 2019 (magazine review).

I always like it when editor Roy Thomas brings up a few surprises and the latest issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is that. The focus is on ‘Wonder Woman’. In the editorial, he points out the absence of the artist Harry ‘H.G.’ Peter from the credits in the latest ‘Wonder Woman’ film. Easily understood as he […]

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The Expanding Art Of Comics by Thierry Groensteen translated by Ann Miller (book review).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Expanding Art Of Comics by Thierry Groensteen translated by Ann Miller (book review).

The sub-title of the book ‘The Expanding Art Of Comics’ is ‘Ten Modern Masterpieces’ which should give away the nature of this material. French writer Thierry Groensteen treats this globally so don’t expect the usual candidates, well, other than ‘Watchmen’. I also have a feeling, you’ll be like me, and not know most of the […]

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Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

February 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

I pulled ‘Back Issue # 67 September 2013’ last year for a look at two principle things which you’ll soon spot as you read this review. Anything else was purely a bonus. The theme of this ‘Back Issue’ is alternative realities with characters outside of their usual timelines. This also includes time travellers who also […]

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Horror Express (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horror Express (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

Get your tickets ready to be clipped. Bribery is just about allowable if you find the right person. You’re going to take an adventure on the Trans-Siberian Express. Red eyes are optional. Fangoria editor Chris Alexander explains in his introduction why the ‘Horror Express’ means so much to him. He reminds us that this is […]

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Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Now here is a book you want to dally over, Rhodri Evans’ book, ‘Capturing The Universe’, collects together photographs of all the planets, before exploring the Milky Way and what lies beyond, the universe at large. Actually, it’s bigger than large and you can well believe that there are as many stars as grains of […]

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Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

February 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Any books I have about film director Stanley Kubrick tend to centre on one particular SF film. When Nathan Abrams’ book, ‘Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual’, came up in the Eurospan catalogue, I thought it was about time I read a bit more. That isn’t to say I don’t know anything about Kubrick’s background […]

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Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Hector A. Garcia’s book, ‘Sex, Power And Partisanship’, makes more sense with its sub-title, ‘How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense Of Our Political Divide’. In other words, are we bred to be the way we are politically. Essentially, he reasons that in the USA, to be a Republican or left-wing is to be overtly masculine and […]

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Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle’s latest book is, as the title shows, all about ‘Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration’. The focus is on the collected unmanned space flights rather than the manned ones. Considering the length of time for these probes to reach their destinations, long-term planning is a must and expensive. What is also state-of-the-art […]

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