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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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Editorial – March 2020: Is there a scientist in the house?

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Editorial – March 2020: Is there a scientist in the house?

Hello everyone Now, I’m not saying this is true of all current Science Fiction shows, simply because I haven’t seen all the product out there from across the world, let alone check the credits for one vital line: ‘Science Advisor’. However, the usual giveaway is in scientific inaccuracies. None of which is helped by showrunners […]

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Revisited): a second encounter by: GF Willmetts.

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Revisited): a second encounter by: GF Willmetts.

Back in 2017, I wrote an article on the 1977 film ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’, postulating from a human perspective report. However, a recent train of thought of how the extra-terrestrials might have seen us raises some contradictions. After all, with all the UFO sightings when they returned to the Earth could hardly […]

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A Thought In The Write Place: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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A Thought In The Write Place: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

I’m one for gadgets. If it’s new, then I want to buy and try it. Hey, in my other life I was a journalist. It’s what we do. This sort of thing becomes a way of life because I wrote about it. Who wouldn’t want a telepathic word processing computer? No typing, just think the […]

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Black Mirror: Series 1, 2 & Christmas Special boxset (TV series DVD review).

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Black Mirror: Series 1, 2 & Christmas Special boxset (TV series DVD review).

Watching these stories, the more I felt we have a different sort of Science Fiction. Showrunner Charlie Brooker and his writers are really combining kitchen sink drama with SF themes. I’m still not quite sure how I missed them back in 2011 but definitely seeing them without adverts doesn’t destroy the flow which is quite […]

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Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

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Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (graphic novel review).

The Batman: Dark Detective 6-part mini-series was originally released in 2005. As pointed out while reviewing one of publisher TwoMorrows early issue of ‘Back Issue’ last month I discovered that this was the first time that writer Steve Englehart, artist Marshall Rogers and inker Terry Austin had been reunited on a Batman series since the […]

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Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

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Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

With ‘Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History Of James Bond’ by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross, we have another title with a very long name. Although I could have relied on the main title as an identifier to that agent fella, Bond, James Bond, the qualifier is in the sub-title. […]

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Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

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Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

Back in my early teens, I read a library edition of ‘The Penguin Book Of Comics’ and was the first time I came across the Daily Mirror newspaper strip, ‘Jane’, where it was pointed out that the day she lost all her clothes was the day the allies moved 6 miles in the D-Day landing. […]

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The Orville: The Complete First And Second Seasons boxset (DVD TV series review).

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The Orville: The Complete First And Second Seasons boxset (DVD TV series review).

I have been curious about ‘The Orville’ as to being comedy Science Fiction, although it was pretty much a known of how close it was to ‘Star Trek’ when I first started watching it. From the first season’s 12 episodes, it was pretty obvious that it was supposed to be a dysfunctional bridge and engineering […]

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12 Monkeys: Season Four (DVD TV series review).

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12 Monkeys: Season Four (DVD TV series review).

With the fourth season of ‘12 Monkeys’, you accept that that this will be drawing all the strings together but I didn’t except the revelation in the third episode, ‘45RPM’, which is obviously spoiler, as indeed so much is in a time travel series. Of course, it had to be obvious to some extent. They […]

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Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

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Batman: Arkham Asylum: 25th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (graphic novel review).

Thinking it was long overdue that I read ‘Arkham Asylum’, I picked up this graphic novel 25th anniversary edition and read it before I reviewed ‘Welcome To Arkham Asylum’ and again after, bearing in mind their insights as it was their key reference. Don’t expect a traditional comicbook story. Artist Dave McKean clearly paints from […]

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