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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 Lakes International Comic Art Festival – UK – 11th–13th October 2019.

July 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – UK – 11th–13th October 2019.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the full line up of Danish comic creators heading to Kendal in October, along with guests from Estonia, Finland and Italy – and beyond. Working with the Art Bubble Comics Festival(which next takes place 9th – 10th November 2019 in Copenhagen), six top Danish creators will be attending this year’s weekend-long Festival: Árni Beck […]

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Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

Now this book, ‘Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians’ by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer serves two purposes. You get some insight into mathematicians and also see the formulas they are most famous for shown in applied detail as well. It will hardly be surprising that the early Greek mathematicians […]

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Editorial – July 2019 : All hail the geek outsider.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2019  :   All hail the geek outsider.

Hello everyone Having reviewed ‘The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder’ this month, I was amazed how many were still active and how the press hasn’t raised much issue about them in a few years. Of course, there is still the distinction as to what makes a ‘cult’. […]

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A Few Nips In History : a short story by: GF Willmetts

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Few Nips In History  :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

You know how it is. People think werewolves are monsters. They even fortified the myths against us. As if we need a full moon to become…well, large, hairy, teeth and claws. It’s just a lot easier to wander around at night and grab the odd meal. Hey, you can’t accuse me of not eating the […]

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The Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Ethnicity Of Lead Characters: an article by: GF Willmetts.

This examination of character ethnicity of existing characters came about largely because of media interest in changing the colour of James Bond. Like a lot of last century fictional characters, many are the colour of their authors or what would sell best to early readerships. Like with films, it was rare to have a lead […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

UK RELEASE OF US BOOK THAT WE’VE REVIEWED City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke(pub: Corgi Books/Penguin/Random House. 625 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-552-17629-3) check out websites: www.penguin.co.uk and www.samhawkwrites.com released: 27 June 2019 FROM HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu […]

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The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

I first came across Ron Embleton’s art when young and reading ‘TV Century 21’ comic when he was illustrating ‘Stingray’ and created its logo way back in the 1960s when I was young. He later went on to illustrating ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ and, later on, a run on ‘The Trigan Empire’. Peter Richardson […]

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SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

SelfMadeHero is delighted to be bring an international trio of graphic novelists to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs 10-26 August 2019.  French journalist Jérôme Tubiana talks about the harrowing true story of Mohammed El-Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Gunatánamo Bay. He’s the author of Guantánamo Kid, illustrated by Alexandre Franc, which […]

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Samurai Warrior Operations Manual by Chris McNab (book review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Samurai Warrior Operations Manual by Chris McNab (book review).

I did wonder when I selected Chris McNab’s book, ‘Samurai Warrior Operations Manual’, as to whether it fell without our remit. As I read, I saw pointers to the Minbari in ‘Babylon 5’ and, of course, the recent ‘Westworld’ TV series visited the time period. So, yeah, we should be interested in the real thing. […]

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Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD: Who Is Scorpio? by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

June 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD: Who Is Scorpio? by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).

Oddly, I though the sequel to ‘Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD’ wasn’t available or out of print or not even out there and then the long river website’s algorithm popped it up and indicated very few copies left. It then became a panic buy just in case some of you lucky folk out there beat […]

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