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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 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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Comic Book Artist #7 February 2020 (magazine review).

October 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist #7 February 2020 (magazine review).

I pulled a rare paper copy of Comic Book Artist # 7 off the auction website. Hardly surprising with a Paul Gulacy cover. This 2000 edition focuses on kung fu, specifically a certain Shang-Chi, so we have interviews inside with both Paul Gulacy and Doug Moenech. What was a bigger surprise was how dense the […]

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Editing For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Gael Chandler (book review).

September 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editing For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Gael Chandler (book review).

Once I started reading ‘Editing For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration’, it became apparent that Gael Chandler’s book extended beyond its brief. Not only is this book going to fill in background information for directors but also as a teaching aid for editors and certainly outsiders who think all editors do is reduce the […]

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Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

Some books are full of surprises and ‘Fantasy Art Masters’ by Dick Jude that came out in 1999 and recently located is loaded with them. He has ten SF/fantasy artists, giving a brief resume of their histories up to that time and then they describe how they created some of their masterpieces and you see […]

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Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

With a title like ‘Policing The Monstrous’, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘Essays On The Supernatural Crime Procedural’. How do the police and other agencies handle crimes with a supernatural element? That already lays some ground rules for selection and the eleven writers here have chosen across the board, although not everyone. I mean, you […]

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Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart (graphic novel review).

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart (graphic novel review).

Here’s a cover image you wouldn’t normally see, Wonder Woman stepping on Batman’s head. Thing is, if she did do that, there would be a bloody stain there. So obviously, in this collected edition, ‘Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia Deluxe Edition’ by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave Stewart, based on material from […]

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Wonder Women And Bad Girls by Valerie Estelle Frankel (book review).

September 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wonder Women And Bad Girls by Valerie Estelle Frankel (book review).

In many respects, Valerie Estelle Frankel’s book title, ‘Wonder Women And Bad Girls’ is a bit of a misnomer. However, pay close attention to the spelling. It’s ‘Wonder Women’ not ‘Wonder Woman’ as she’s only one of the 46 super-heroines and super-villainesses covered in this book’s essays, although more pop up in there so don’t […]

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Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

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Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

This book, ‘Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers)’ by Mark D. Wolf, lives up to its name. Wolf says in his introduction that he isn’t that keen on digital simply because there’s so many people are doing it than having any real stars of special effects anymore. He’s probably right. Name […]

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Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #130 September 2021 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is rather unique as it focuses on when comicbook characters promote everything from food to…well…especially sugary food, even if they rarely indulged in it themselves and behind the scenes things. But first, Alan Kupperberg tells of his time being the editor of DC Comics promotional material. It would be interesting […]

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #16 September 2021 (magazine review).

The opening section of the latest ‘Retro Fan’ focuses on ‘Logan’s Run’ as Anthony Taylor and his plans for a book on the subject failed through despite having various interviews taken over the years. So rather than waste them, they are here with actor Michael York, car creator for the TV series, Dean Jeffries (1933-2013) […]

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What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

September 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

You would think with a title like ‘What’s Eating The Universe?’ that there is some cosmic menace out there but actually author Paul Davies is giving an up-to-date summary of what we know about the current universe with a little background detail to when it was first discovered over 30 chapters. Davies writers in a […]

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