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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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Draw! #35 (magazine review).

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Draw! #35 (magazine review).

‘Draw!’ covers three types of audiences. For those who want to break into the illustrating world and get some art tips, fans who want to see how their favourite artists do their work and the rest just to admire the work. Editor Mike Manley points out in his introduction that today, the skills of a […]

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Visual Storytelling by Morgan Sandler (book review).

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visual Storytelling by Morgan Sandler (book review).

I’ve always maintained that comicbook artists can learn a lot from film-making techniques. The opening chapter of Morgan Sandler’s book, ‘Visual Storytelling’, is a must read for fiction writers as well as those who want to make films. The most telling point is the difference between an active and a passive protagonist and, having encountered […]

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The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

If you think lasers are only used in burglar alarms, then Todd Neff’s book, ‘The Laser That’s Changing The World’ will put you right. As the sub-title, ‘The Amazing Stories Behind Lidar From 3D Mapping To Self-Driving Cars’, we have quickly become accustomed to having lasers as part of our everyday life. If you don’t […]

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault by Chris Bentley (book review).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault by Chris Bentley (book review).

Seeing the history of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson show, ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ in Chris Bentley’s book, ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault’ does present some interesting revelations. Sir Lew Grade didn’t believe it was possible to have a TV series where the lead character could die and someone else replace them. […]

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Complete Series (Blu-ray series review).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Complete Series (Blu-ray series review).

If anything, it’s a bigger surprise that ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ hasn’t had a blu-ray release until now. The format is as per its original TV release in 4:3 ratio. Oddly, the menu system between disks varies. I much prefer to see all the titles than having to reel a menu bar. As I’m […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 1: The Woman Who Fell To Earth by Chris Chibnall

October 7, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 1: The Woman Who Fell To Earth by Chris Chibnall

A new Doctor. New companions. None of the old enemies. A new writing team. A new day. Why should anyone get the jitters? As usual, I’ve kept away from most of the hype. I prefer to let the stories be the judge than go in with any false assumptions. About the only thing I’ve pondered […]

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Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

October 7, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

I have to confess to not knowing who Rian Hughes is but looking at the people praising him prior to the introduction then I must have seen his work as indeed you have. After this book, you’re not likely to forget him. I thought more about my opening line after reading this book and figured […]

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Lake Placid: Legacy (2018) (DVD film).

October 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lake Placid: Legacy (2018) (DVD film).

A group of alleged eco-warriors who get more out of achieving something than why are enticed a challenge and financial reward of 100 grand to visit Lake Placid by a small team already there. A place which has been taken off the maps and banned although none of them know why. They might be driven […]

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UFO (2018) (DVD film review).

October 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
UFO (2018) (DVD film review).

I did wonder why the studio decided to call this film ‘UFO’ when there’s a famous 1970s TV series of the same name not only still out there but having a blu-ray release this year. It even looks like they’re using the same font. Why not call it ‘43×61’, the prime numbers sent out into […]

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DC Comics at New York Comic Con 2018.

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
DC Comics at New York Comic Con 2018.

DC is hitting New York City for this year’s gathering of everything in comics and pop culture at New York Comic Con! Be sure to check out some of the panel highlights below and stop by the DC booth if you are at the con. DC VERTIGO Friday 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 1A21 […]

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