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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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Rough Stuff #7 Winter 2008 (magazine review).

June 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rough Stuff #7 Winter 2008 (magazine review).

Oddly, TwoMorrows don’t have many paper copies of their ‘Rough Stuff’ magazine left and this is the only paper issue left from the looks of things. ‘Rough Stuff’ is generally a look at comicbook art in its preliminary stages and the comparing to the final inks. If you think the layouts are very basic, seeing […]

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Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

June 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

I’ve been meaning to track down ‘Emshwiller: Infinity X Two’ by Luius Ortiz for a long time. As distribution of American SF magazines back in the 1960s-80s rarely reached my neck of the woods, I only slowly became aware of the mags and their artists and so many a couple decades later. As such, I […]

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Titans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series review).

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Titans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray TV series review).

This version of the Titans depends more on the 1970s version than the 1960s, although with the brief early inclusion of the Hawk (actor Alan Ritchson) and the Dove (actress Mika Kelly) for one episode does suggest an earlier past grouping. It doesn’t quite follow the Wolfman/Perez version. Rachel Roth aka Raven (actress Teagan Croft) […]

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The Lost Art Of Heinrich Kley (Lost Art Books No. 5) (book review).

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Lost Art Of Heinrich Kley (Lost Art Books No. 5) (book review).

Oddly, you would have thought that that Dover Publications would have done a second volume of Heinrich Kley’s coloured work. Nope. For this you need to go to Picture This Press and their book, ‘The Lost Art Of Heinrich Kley’. This time, for Kley’s watercolour work with a splash of black and white illustrations. First, […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers Kendal, 22nd June 2020: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce the launch of its Virtual Comics Clock Tower ahead of LICAF LIVE, the virtual comics event taking place 9th – 11th October 2020 that replaces the usual […]

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Cinema Retro vol. 15 #44 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

June 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cinema Retro vol. 15 #44 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

I haven’t looked at ‘Cinema Retro’ for a few years now but spotting the cover of # 44 and Monica Vitti posing from the 1966 film, ‘Modesty Blaise’ did mean rare photographs, something this magazine is built around. This also applies to the other content, like ‘Fathom’ (1966). Anyway, the whole issue is dedicated to […]

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The Metal Men Archives: Volume 1 (graphic novel review).

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Metal Men Archives: Volume 1 (graphic novel review).

I’ve been meaning to lay my hands on ‘The Metal Men Archives’ for some time, more so as I only bought 9 issues of its early run and then followed more of it when it was revived and followed the same numbering. It felt like the right time to read the early 1962-63 material with […]

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You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

As the title of Linda Seger and John Rainey, ‘You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue’ should acknowledge is all about film dialogue. Seger is a script consultant and Rainey is a scriptwriter and how the two jobs work in the movie industry. Apart from being a university teacher on the subject, Seger’s […]

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Retro Fan #9 June 2020 (magazine review).

June 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #9 June 2020 (magazine review).

The cover of the latest ‘Retro Fan’ shows the late-1970s Captain America as played by actor Reb Brown in two TV movies. I think the most surprising thing with his interview with Mike Eury here was seeing the raise in fee Marvel wanted per episode compared to ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV show that made it […]

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Seven Days: The Complete Series (DVD boxset review).

June 13, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Seven Days: The Complete Series (DVD boxset review).

It’s hard to believe that these three seasons of ‘Seven Days’ were from 1998-2001, let alone that it took so long for a DVD boxset to be released and then stupidly only region 1 and the long river website unable to deliver it abroad. It took a few years and a bit of luck to […]

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