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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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The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

August 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

We were offered a selection of magazines from Fantasm Media. Principally, looking at their website, they cover horror and Kiss, so which my fellow reviewer will be looking at the former, I thought I’d look at the latter, especially as the band are doing their ‘End Of The Road Tour’ right now. ‘The Official Kiss […]

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Ninja Get Good: My Ultimate Guide To Gaming by Tyler Blevins (book review).

August 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ninja Get Good: My Ultimate Guide To Gaming by Tyler Blevins (book review).

There seems to be a growing abundance of ‘how to-’ gaming books coming out now. When you consider commissioning books can take at least 18 months to get together, then publishers have been looking ahead for some time now. This is the first time I’ve head of Tyler Blevins who uses the name of ‘Ninja’ […]

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The Warehouse by Rob Hart (book review)

August 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Warehouse by Rob Hart  (book review)

I wonder if booksellers will try to use the big bar code on the cover of Rob Hart’s book, ‘The Warehouse’? It is the same bar-code so watch what they do. It quickly becomes apparent that the warehouse city called Cloud uses the Amazon warehouse tactics of employment. We follow two new recruits. Zinnia, who […]

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Lightbox Expo 2019

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lightbox Expo 2019

Renowned character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos have teamed up to launch LightBox Expo, a 3-day celebration of the visual arts, being held from September 6-8, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. LightBox Expo (LBX) was conceived as a way to bring together the […]

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Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space by Chris Baker (book review).

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space by Chris Baker (book review).

Look at the cover of Chris Baker’s book, ‘Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space’, and tell me you aren’t tempted purely by the cover. Baker owns a telescope observatory in Spain and all the photographs in this book are taken there or in the viscinity. The book is divided between nebulas and […]

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AlphaBit: An ABC Quest In 8-Bit, illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon (book review).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
AlphaBit: An ABC Quest In 8-Bit, illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon (book review).

You can always tell when publicists are paying attention to us at SFC, they spot me reviewing books suitable for sprogs, although this is probably the youngest I’ve done as it’s for really early learner age. Juan Carlos Solon’s art is designed to look like 8-bit pixel art and for each letter of the alphabet, […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 – links for tickets.

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 – links for tickets.

Comic art returns to Kendal with a festival that promises fast drawing, record breaking challenges and international talent Kendal, 16th August 2019: A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (11th – 13th October 2019). The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the […]

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Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle Rial (book review).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle Rial (book review).

Now am I overthinking here? Michelle Rial’s book ‘Am I Overthinking This?’ on a page flick test is an assortment of photographic and simple art pages, some of it purporting to be the bell-shaped averages graph. When you read, the text is actually very simple but it is supposed to be. Are you sure you […]

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WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

Author Michael Smith reveals in his introduction to his book, ‘WWII: Codebreakers And Spies’, that its only now with public release of classified information that we’re getting a clearer picture of what went on in this area of espionage during World War II. What makes this book of special importance is you have copies of […]

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Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the film ‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999) for some time. In fact, as I recall, I only saw it originally because I was interested in seeing what else John Cusack was in having enjoyed ‘The Grifters’ (1990) and didn’t even know who John Malkovich was at the time. How times have changed in […]

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