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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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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

May 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

Coming across a reference to Poul Anderson’s book, ‘Tau Zero’, recently, I realised it was one of the few significant SF books of the Golden Age that I hadn’t actually read. I think, at the time, I hadn’t realised what the term ‘tau zero’ actually meant. Now I do. Basically, the closer your velocity reaches […]

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The New Newsletter.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
The New Newsletter.

Hello everyone As we never disclose our subscriber list to anyone, we knew we’d be OK with the new British General Date Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, coming out on the 27th May. What we didn’t anticipate was the Google arm that distributed our newsletter would suddenly stop without warning. Selecting a new one was […]

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Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review).

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review).

In 2010, the BBC in the UK did a multi-part documentary called ‘How To Build A Nuclear Submarine’. It made a very strong impression on me at the time in how the new model submarine was put together in sections as it allowed more people to work on the parts than in the confines of […]

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

May 24, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

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‘Let Them Die Like Lovers’ – new DUST short movie

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Let Them Die Like Lovers’ – new DUST short movie

  Today DUST released our latest exclusive sci-fi short film “Let Them Die Like Lovers” from director Jesse Atlas. Earth is gone and only fragments of human life remain. In the short a body-jumping soldier faces the morality of her missions. The film co-stars Mustafa Shakir who will be a main villain in Season 2 […]

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The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain (book review).

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain (book review).

Amir Husain’s book, ‘The Sentient Machine’, provides more information from its sub-titles, ‘The Coming Age Of Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘What Is The Future For Humanity In A World Dominated By Machines?’ I think in this instance, the shorter title works better. From the algorithms that point things to us, let alone the new AIs who […]

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Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

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Star*Reach Companion by Richard Arndt (book review).

If there’s any gap in my comicbook knowledge then it is with Mike Friedrich’s 30 issue ‘Star*Reach’ anthology comic series. If memory serves, I think I only ever saw a couple issues in the UK and that was far down the numbers. As I didn’t know it was an anthology, it seemed a bit late […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be the title that causes potential […]

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Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

Mars. Our nearest planetary neighbour and yet only recently properly explored in the last 30 years and all by machine. The latest Haynes book, ‘Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present’ by David M. Harland is out to give its real life and fictional history and how the two crossed […]

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