fbpx

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.

rss feed

Author's Website

Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

May 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

I bought ‘Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs’ by Gregory Benford and Elizabeth Malartre several years back and with a bit of a lull now, have gotten into reading it. The title of the book clearly gives away the subject matter as it explores our reality and how cybernetic technology is rebuilding us. Although […]

Read More

Film Directing Shot By Shot by Steven D. Katz (book review).

May 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Film Directing Shot By Shot by Steven D. Katz (book review).

I wasn’t reviewing publisher Michael Wiese Productions when they first released Steven D. Katz’ book, ‘Film Directing Shot By Shot’ so I came into this 25th anniversary edition with an initial surprise that it is both bigger in size and page count than their usual product. Much of this difference is because this book covers […]

Read More

The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle seems to be involved in a lot with space books this year. This one, ‘The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words’, unlike the others is closer to being a photo album with some rare photographs, making it a decent companion piece to them. Pyle gives information about the missions interspersed with dialogue […]

Read More

Zero Hour: Crisis In Time by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway (graphic novel review).

May 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Zero Hour: Crisis In Time by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway (graphic novel review).

In the introduction to the graphic novel of ‘Zero Hour: Crisis In Time’, artist/writer Dan Jurgens points out the problems of discovering that while giving Oliver Queen his 45th birthday in the ‘Green Arrow’ comic-book, the effect that would have on all the other characters in the DC Universe, who must surely be of a […]

Read More

Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don’t Get Shot Down by David Diamond and David Weissman (book review).

May 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don’t Get Shot Down by David Diamond and David Weissman (book review).

David Diamond and David Weissman’s book, ‘Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don’t Get Shot Down’ has nothing to do with providing your script with a flak jacket and a heavy lining of Kevlar but all to do with not writing scripts with plot-holes in them. It took them 5 years to break into the Hollywood scriptwriting […]

Read More

The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

Now here’s a book that should be on every writer’s shelves although I doubt if it would stay there for long because it’s a research medium for survival so practically everyone needs it for those hazardous situations. Writers Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have talked to 68 consultants and several sources for expert opinions for […]

Read More

TwoMorrows have a sale on until 01 May 2019

April 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
TwoMorrows have a sale on until 01 May 2019

Includes: Alter Ego through #105: $3 each and #107-149: $5 each Back Issue through #51: $3 each and #52-98: $5 each Comic Book Artist #14, 19: $3 each (final copies!) Comic Book Creator through #14: $5 each Draw through #24: $3 each and #25-34: $5 each RetroFan #1-2: $5 each (try our newest mag!) Rough […]

Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

April 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ leads on from the previous ‘Avengers’ film, totally ignoring how Peter Parker gained his powers and the death of his Uncle Ben. The weirdest thing is at the rate his Aunt May is getting younger, I’m almost expecting her to turn up attending the same university he’ll be going to. Don’t kids have […]

Read More

NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

April 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

This is the 10th reprint of ‘NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019’ by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling and I reviewed the original release back in 2009. There are a few more pages so I’ll focus on them, especially as it focuses on the future of Man on the Moon. These are […]

Read More

Doctor Who: The Caves Of Androzani Special Edition (DVD review).

April 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Caves Of Androzani Special Edition (DVD review).

When the Doctor (actor Peter Davison) and Peri (actress Nicola Bryant) arrive on Androzani Minor, they find themselves in the middle of a conflict created by the inhabitants of Androzani Major who are seeking spectrox, an elixir of youth except in concentrated raw form is also toxic. Unwittingly, they are both poisoned, although they don’t […]

Read More

error

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)

SFcrowsnest