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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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MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

I came across a picture created by Constantine Serkeris a while back and pulled this book, although only now having the time to review it. Sekeris works for various design studios, including Steve Johnson’s EDGE FX and worked on several films. However, the work here is design work that was done but not used in […]

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The Ages Of The Justice League edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The Justice League edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

The examination of how various comicbook characters and teams have developed has now moved onto the first of DC’s teams, the Justice League. The Joseph J. Darowski edited book, ‘The Ages Of The Justice League’, has 17 articles on the subject spanning from the 1960s to the present. For those who didn’t know, back in […]

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Space Patrol: The Complete Series (1962-63) (Blu-ray TV series review).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Space Patrol: The Complete Series (1962-63) (Blu-ray TV series review).

It was a big surprise spotting I nearly missed ‘Space Patrol’ was being released earlier in the year on blu-ray. Back in the 1960s, it was the only other space age puppet show other than the Andersons’ Century 21 company, although it was a breakaway from that led by Arthur Provis when creator Roberta Leigh […]

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Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (Blu-ray film review).

December 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen ‘Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark’ for some time. Now with its blu-ray release, I’ll be watching it four times, as three of them contain audio commentaries. Unlike the Americans, we British only really came across Elvira originally in this film and the Marvel magazine, so we didn’t know much about her other […]

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The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

I pulled a copy of ‘The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction’ by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami a couple years back and only now fitted it into my reading schedule. Considering it’s a book about physics in Science Fiction, I had to wonder what its title has to do with our genre. […]

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The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

‘The Boost’, title and product of Stephen Baker’s book, is a neural link embedded in people’s skulls, allowing them to interface with a futuristic Internet and request information and share photos. Although written in 2014, not much different to what some of you have on your smartphones today. However, the upcoming latest world-wide upgrade due […]

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Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

Firstly, Paul M. Sutter’s book, ‘Your Place In The Universe’, is not a look at the house where you live or even your neighbourhood. Well, not exactly. What Sutter has done is combined science and cosmos with the history of how mankind slowly worked things out in a friendly manner that you will be surprised […]

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Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

Very occasionally I can have a ‘Oh my god’ moment as if deities exist. Looking at the title, ‘Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies’, it’s pretty obvious that author Dave Addey is going to be looking at various films and be telling you about the various fonts that were used. […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 10: The Battle Of Ranskoor Av Kolos by Chris Chibnall.

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 10: The Battle Of Ranskoor Av Kolos by Chris Chibnall.

Has anyone else thought that this season has rushed by? OK, then it’s not just me. The Team TARDIS arrive in the far future, 3407 years after they left the Earth present, although the Doctor doesn’t tell them that. Be careful as there has to be spoilers. They arrive on a disabled starship and the […]

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Filmmaking For Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts 2nd edition by Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols (book review)

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Filmmaking For Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts 2nd edition by Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols  (book review)

Looking at the title of Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols’ book, ‘Filmmaking For Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts 2nd edition’, I have to keep reminding myself that the ‘shorts’ they are speaking of are film shorts not clothes. Although from the title, this book is to instruct teen-agers how to make a 5 minute film, […]

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