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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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Blood Volume 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

March 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Blood Volume 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

I had heard vaguely of Neal Adams’ ‘Blood’ graphic novel and finally picked up a copy. What is startling from the start is its 3D or lenticular lens cover. For those who haven’t come across them or didn’t buy cereal with its free 3D images in the 1960s, what you normally have is a two […]

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Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide by Courtney Cerruti (book review).

March 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide by Courtney Cerruti (book review).

Abrams do a wide selection of artbooks in their imprints and as I tend to encourage you folk to develop an interest in art so do ask for the odd book that might encourage you that way. Courtney Cerruti’s book, ‘Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide’ gives guidance to […]

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Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Write Now! Magazine #9 (magazine review).

‘Write Now! Magazine’ was only available from 2005-2009 and only had 20 issues, alas all sold out first hand but you can get a digital copy from TwoMorrows. Coming across a paper copy of # 9 was going to allow me to get one. From the looks of things this was former Marvel editor/writer Danny […]

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The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

I always tend to worry when I learn more about the plot from the back cover than the content of a book. More so when you’re thrown in the deep end and expected to make sense of where the plot is going. With a title like, ‘The Last Human’, you would expect author Zack Jordan […]

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101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space by Mark Thompson (book review).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space by Mark Thompson (book review).

I could say from the start, ‘Only 101 facts about space?’ I suspect, author Mark Thompson and his publishers thought it might need a limit hence, ‘101 Facts You Didn’t Know About Space’. I can hardly detail all of them or you wouldn’t buy the book but I’ll pick out the odd fact that I […]

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Making Movie Magic by John Richardson (book review).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Making Movie Magic by John Richardson (book review).

The sub-title of John Richardson’s book, ‘Making Movie Magic’, is ‘A Lifetime Creating Special Effects For James Bond, Harry Potter, Superman & More’. Quite why ‘Aliens’, more so as it won an Oscar for special effects, wasn’t included on the cover but then you’d be adding a lot more films and there simply isn’t enough […]

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Doctor Who: Mara Tales Boxset (TV series DVD review).

March 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Mara Tales Boxset (TV series DVD review).

Oddly, for once, I can understand having these two stories in a boxset, although they are in different seasons, because they are connected although considering producer John Nathan-Turrner was keen on continuity between stories, you can’t spot the distance between them. Doctor Who: Kinda by Christopher Bailey cast: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah […]

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Supercar by Barry Gray (CD review).

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Supercar by Barry Gray (CD review).

I never really expected to see the music of ‘Supercar’ to appear on CD. Considering this is early Barry Gray, it gives an opportunity to see how he applied various musical themes to the two seasons. It’s so easy to take for granted what is there than hear it in isolation from any TV series. […]

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The Magicians by Marcus Chown (book review).

March 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magicians by Marcus Chown (book review).

I do wonder if author Marcus Chown’s book ‘The Magicians’ is a good title, although the sub-title, ‘Great Minds And The Central Miracle Of Science’ should point out that it’s not about magic. Over the ten chapters, Chown goes over the discoveries various scientists have made about the reality we live in, mostly in quantum […]

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Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

There are always some surprises with ‘Retro Fan’, especially those that don’t cross the Atlantic. I don’t think the 1960s family band ‘The Cowsills’ ever had any of their songs in the UK charts. I did have a listen to one of their songs on UTube and there are obvious harmonics that wasn’t unpleasant. Rob […]

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