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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 – February 2019: A wider sense of sanity.

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Editorial – February 2019: A wider sense of sanity.

Hello everyone Editorials are often odd beasts to write. If I want to be topical, then I really have to wait until the last minute or at least the last few days and hope that there is a suitable subject that has a connection with our genre that I can opine about and ensure its […]

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Seeking Alone: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

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Seeking Alone: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

‘What’s the offence, Constable?’ ‘We thought she was a vagrant but she was carrying a selection of ID cards, Sarge, including one for the Met. All with a selection of names. We think she’s a courier of some sort. She was found collapsed in a shop but not burglary. Must have been locked in over […]

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Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

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Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I do have to wonder how Delos ever makes any money. It owns several miles of unspecified territory with an underground network to reach all its distant points. There are several western towns spread out that constitutes the area called ‘Westworld’ and a smaller area called ‘Shogun World’, based on the former’s template than reinvent […]

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Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

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Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

When I was given ‘Westworld’ to review, I had previously kept away from it, mostly because I wasn’t sure how much it was being based on the original Michael Crichton films from the 1970s and how far they were going to move away from it. Interestingly, they took various elements from both films in the […]

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Making Your First Blockbuster by Paul Dudbridge (book review).

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Making Your First Blockbuster by Paul Dudbridge (book review).

British born director Paul Dudbridge’s first book, ‘Shooting Better Movies: The Studentmaker’s Guide’ that I reviewed last year makes an enormous jump to ‘Making Your First Blockbuster’ this year. Part of me thinks I would have preferred to have had a book on just getting a ‘normal’ film directed in a professional capacity before jumping […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

Mid-way through the 1990s, my lack of funds cut short my comicbook collecting, although from the looks of things, it was probably at the right time. Having read ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999’ by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas, this at least confirm that decision. What a mess of egos, corporate spin and […]

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #110 February 2019 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Back Issue’ has the sub-title ‘Make Mine Marvel’, so you should guess which company predominates. Interestingly, the first two articles centre on Carmine Infantino, outlining his history before focusing on his artwork at Marvel as he got his art mojo back after being fired as editor-in-chief at DC Comics. The second […]

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Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

Donald G. Mackay’s book, ‘Remembering’, has a longer more significant sub-title, ‘What 50 Years Of Research With Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us About Memory And How It Works’. Remember the sub-title as it might come up later. The ‘H.M.’ is actually Henry Moliason (1926-2008) who had a life-threatening form of epilepsy and at […]

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Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

Fran Wilde’s story, ‘Updraft (Bone Universe book 1)’ story is set in a city above the clouds, where citizens live in towers made of bones. It is governed by singers who live in a place called the Spire, a central tower. The story follows Kirit Densira, the daughter of a well known trader. Kirit breaks […]

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #156 January 2019 (magazine review).

The potpourri that is Alter Ego # 156 enters January with part 6 of a 2000 New York Comicon with creators from the Golden Age of Comics being conducted by Ron Goulart with participation from the audience when appropriate. The main panel consisting of Charles Cuidera, Henry Boltinoff, Irwin Hasen Lew Sayre Schwartz and Alvin […]

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