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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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Stargirl: The Complete First Season (blu-ray TV series review).

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Stargirl: The Complete First Season (blu-ray TV series review).

In many respects, ‘Stargirl’ follows some aspects of the Earth-2 DC Universe mythology. Starman’s cosmic staff is passed onto someone else. The main difference is at the cost of the lives of the Justice Society Of America with the Injustice League with only Stripsey/Pat Dugan (actor Luke Wilson) being the survivor, mostly because he was […]

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Back Issue #127 Jun 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #127 Jun 2021 (magazine review).

I will admit that I’ve never been a fan of American war comics. Saying that editor Mike Eury’s editorial of how he got Brian Bolland’s picture of Sgt. Rock for the cover is a pointer for all professionals to have some form of contact details on the Net these days. Like a lot of the […]

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When The People Fall by Cordwainer Smith (book review).

June 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
When The People Fall by Cordwainer Smith (book review).

I should point out that the reason I bought ‘When The People Fall’ by Cordwainer Smith was because I spotted some titles in the 28 stories that I don’t think I’ve read and a good opportunity to re-read some of the ‘Instrumentality Of Mankind’ stories again. They aren’t all here. You need to buy either […]

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Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

June 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

If you want your jaw to drop, then you need to see the art of American artist J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and think if he was modern, more so he could do comic paintings that wouldn’t be out of place in the likes of ‘Mad’ magazine yet he was at his pinnacle at the turn of […]

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Aquaman/Suicide Squad: Sink Atlantis! by Rob Williams, Dan Abnett, José Luis and Joe Bennett (graphic novel review).

June 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Aquaman/Suicide Squad: Sink Atlantis! by Rob Williams, Dan Abnett, José Luis and Joe Bennett (graphic novel review).

Well, at least I now know why Suicide Squad # 45-46 was segregated. It’s part of a five-parter with Aquaman # 38-40. Atlantis has risen from the ocean depths and the USA is getting agitated that it in or near their coastal waters. From the start I have confused thoughts on this. Whether its below […]

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Orphan Black: The Complete Collection (DVD series review).

June 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Orphan Black: The Complete Collection (DVD series review).

Now ‘Orphan Black’s a series where everything is spoiler because it is a continuous story, with twists every time that are mostly logical but will leave you guessing where each turn takes you. Made from 2013-2017 and only 5 seasons. Hustler Sarah Manning (actress Tatiana Maslany) arrives at a railway station and sees someone resembling […]

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Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer (book review)

June 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer  (book review)

Just what you need for a book on dragon art called ‘Dragon Art’ is a really big oblong book. After an introduction by artist John Howe, Graeme Aymer gives a history of dragons, significantly pointing out that different cultures see them as good or bad. Don’t be rude about the dragons in the orient as […]

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The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy (book review).

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The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy (book review).

David Kyle mentioned that the first story using teleportation was ‘The Space Annihilator’ by Harlie Oren Cummins back in 1901, so I had a look on-line and found ‘The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy’ where editor Gene Christie brought stories together eleven years ago. This book will then serve two […]

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Back Issue #1 December 2003 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #1 December 2003 (magazine review).

I saw a couple paper copies of the first issue of ‘Back Issue’ on EBay recently so thought I ought to complete my TwoMorrows first issues. Well, at least work towards them. ‘Back Issue’ as editor Mike Eury explains in his editorial came about when Jon B. Cooke wanted to go in a different direction […]

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Draw! #29 Fall 2014 (magazine review).

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Draw! #29 Fall 2014 (magazine review).

Going back 7 years with this issue of ‘Draw!’, Mike Manley interviews and talks shop with illustrator Dave Dorman and we see samples of his work in progress. When it comes to digital, we share something in common in preferring a graphics screen rather than use a Cintiq tablet because it gives a better communication […]

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