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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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Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

The 25th issue of ‘Illustrators’ and it’s practically a cheesecake or girlie edition. Former editor Peter Richardson explains how the magazine first started as a means to show unfamiliar artists which often explains why I’m always finding surprises. They seriously look for the artists you might have missed. The first is French artist Milo Manara […]

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Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

For Back Issue # 111, the subject is alternative realities. As we’re already in an alternative reality where super-humans are the norm, this does need more elaboration? A little. For Marvel, it is a look at their ‘What If…?’ comicbook series exploring alternative choices wiuth the Watcher as host to what really happened in their […]

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Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

The 28th book of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Texas Hold’Em’, follows a group of musical joker teens from Xavier Desmond High School Jazz Band aka the Mob and chaperoned by Bubbles, Rustbelt and Rubberband arrive in Texas for a jazz music competition. There is also a faction of people who object to jokers taking part, seeing them […]

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IDW Announces WonderCon 2019 Exclusives, Panels, and Booth Signing Schedules

March 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
IDW Announces WonderCon 2019 Exclusives, Panels, and Booth Signing Schedules

Big Exclusives and Exceptional Creators at WonderCon Booth #1109! SAN DIEGO, CA (March 21, 2019) — Next week, IDW Publishing will be headed to Anaheim for WonderCon, and we’re bringing a sensational assemblage of creative talent for booth signings and panel discussions! Feast your eyes on our creative roster, including such fan-favorites as the world-famous […]

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Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

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Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

Fawcett Comics created their own brand of super-hero in the 1940s. They called him Captain Thunder before thinking Captain Marvellous and ultimately Captain Marvel, affectionately called the Big Red Cheese by his many fans on account of his attire and smile. Although seeing the early strips here, he doesn’t always smile. It’s explained in this […]

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Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

For starters with this 19th issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’, we have the concluding part of the interview with underground/small press creator Mary Fleener and why she does cubism as well as cartooning. Although I’m not familiar with her work, she chats well and you get insight into the people she associates with. After that, […]

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Doctor Who: Time-Flight/Arc Of Infinity Boxset (DVD TV series review).

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Doctor Who: Time-Flight/Arc Of Infinity Boxset (DVD TV series review).

A double story boxset again. This seems quite prevalent of the stories from the Peter Davison era. Time-Flight by Peter Grimwade cast: Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Anthony Ainley, Nigel Stock, Richard Easton, Michael Cashman and Keith Drinkel With Heathrow Airport already confused at the disappearance of an approaching Concorde to land, they are […]

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Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

March 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

I hope we’re all aware of how early Man, Homo erectus, spread out from Africa but have you wondered how the ecology affected all of this, especially as it also encompassed several Ice Ages. With Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, ‘Origins: How The Earth Made Us’, you get to see this. All species grow and diverge […]

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