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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 SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Why was SHADO based in Great Britain rather than bigger continents like America, Russia or Asia, all of whom contributed to its funding and certainly would have some say in its location? Certainly the launch windows would have been a lot harder than being at the equator. Having the Lunar Modules taking off and landing […]

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Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

November 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

Until this book, ‘Journey Through Utopia, I had never heard of Marie Louise Berneri (1919-1949). She died at 30 from a blood infection after giving birth to a still-born child. She was also an anarchist activist and reporter, although back in early part of the 20th century it wasn’t seen quite as oddly as we […]

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The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

I recently pulled ‘The Predator’ DVD. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and couldn’t avoid the bad press it was getting. After the 2010 ‘Predators’ film, it was becoming obvious that they were pulling away from Earth but were they running out of places to go with the hunters. Director Shane Black co-wrote with […]

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Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

When the Book Palace did their Illustrators Special on Don Lawrence (1928-2003) this year, I was curious to see what else was available. Like with ‘Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence’, they are mostly expensive limited edition and from the Netherlands and hence in Dutch. This one is probably one of the cheapest. The problem […]

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X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

Long before the X-Men became ‘All-New, All-Different’, back in the 1960s, ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ were on the verge of cancellation through lack of sales. Comicbook artist Neal Adams wanting to come over to Marvel Comics from DC Comics did not want to take on a best-selling title but one that wasn’t. The X-Men was then […]

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An American Werewolf In London (1981) (Blu-ray film review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
An American Werewolf In London (1981) (Blu-ray film review).

It’s hard to believe ‘An American Werewolf In London’ is 38 years old. Written and directed by John Landis who relied on British landscapes before moving to the capital. Indeed, his intention was to make a very British horror film with a dash of comedy. This is the full uncut version. Two American student hitchhikers, […]

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MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945 by Nigel West (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945 by Nigel West (book review).

There are a lot of books about the British secret services, several by Nigel West himself. This book, ‘MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945’ focuses on the creation of the Security Service’ more commonly called MI5 and how it had to overcome low budgets with good results as wars loomed in the early 20th century. […]

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DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

For a comicbook-orientated book, Shea Fontana’s book ‘Women Of Action’ is not only about DC Comics’ female characters but also on women who have drawn or written about them. There’s nary a mention of the fact that most of them were created originally by men. However, the changes in sexual persuasion of some of them […]

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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a book by model-maker Mat Irvine, thinking it might be showing me how to make models. It does but the ‘Model Builders’ Manual’ starts with a history of model kits, mostly in a variety of plastics, before going into various techniques. If you ever wondered why different […]

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