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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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Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

Now here’s a book to cheer you up this time of year. Artist Ron English uses his book, ‘Death And The Eternal Forever’, to examine how close we are to death. On the opening flyfold of the cover, there’s a stark reminder, ‘You may know you’re going to die, but you won’t know you’re dead’. […]

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Legionnaires Book Two by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Moy (graphic novel review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Legionnaires Book Two by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, Mark Waid, Lee Moder and Jeffrey Moy (graphic novel review).

Let’s now go back to 1995 and the version of the Legion Of Super-Heroes from that time. This massive book of 392 pages contains Legion Of Super-Heroes # 69-73, Legion Of Super-Heroes Annual # 6, Legionnaires # 25.30, Legionnaires Annual # 2 and Showcase ’95 # 6. If you remember my reviewing of ‘Legionnaires Book […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) Episode 11: Resolution by Chris Chibnall.

January 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) Episode 11: Resolution by Chris Chibnall.

After the announcement that they had run out of ideas for Christmas episodes, ‘Doctor Who’ moves to the New Year. I always felt it far too much of a coincidence when the Doctor continually bumps into something yuletide this time of year. It isn’t like she has other planets in time and space to be […]

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Monster Cinema: Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Cinema by Barry Keith Grant (book review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monster Cinema: Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Cinema by Barry Keith Grant (book review).

Now here we are with another ‘Quick Takes’ book, small enough to slip into your pocket for a read on your travels. This time, Barry Keith Grant is into ‘Monster Cinema’. Oddly, this doesn’t just cover your normal SF and horror creatures, but some of the more general genre ones like Norman Bates and Hannibal […]

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Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

‘Figures From Life: Drawing With Style’ is the fourth book by Patrick J. Jones and, as the title suggests, this time you’re in an artbook showing how to draw real people, mostly unclad, but don’t expect to see many of them. You’re also going to be using charcoal, pastels, rags and even an automated eraser […]

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The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

My annual fix of Legion Of Super-Heroes starts with the second volume of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel, ‘The Legion’. With this version of the LSH, an explosion has propelled nine Legionnaires and part of the headquarters across the galaxy. With no way to get back, Element Lad placed them in tromium crystal […]

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Slender Man (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

December 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Slender Man (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

A female slumber party decides to call up ‘Slender Man’. Don’t these people ever watch horror films of a similar nature? Of course, it doesn’t appear to work, so they go back to the house and watch a film. Nothing might not be happening but some of the girls start to get nightmares. One of […]

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Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

I often wonder why there aren’t more books about ethnic minorities in comicbooks. As author Michael A. Sheyahshe points out in his introduction to ‘Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study’, this is the first book on the subject and on his own people. Sheyahshe is a Native American or as he prefers to […]

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Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

As I’ve often commented in other books reviews, it’s always fascinating seeing the film poster art from other countries and how they convey the movies to their respective publics. With the 24th issue of ‘Illustrators’ you get to see an entire wad of French poster art which they call ‘affiche’, which is a direct translation […]

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Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

I’m on the same page or rather book as botanist and teacher author Stanley A. Rice with his book ‘Scientifically Thinking’ because I have a scientific background. You might have noticed that over the years. It’s also rather useful as a Science Fiction writer because even when I play with scientific rules, I still apply […]

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