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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 – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

I used to be indecisive Now I just make my mind up. You were expecting a different answer from me?   Hello everyone We live and die by the decisions we make in life, even more so from ones we have to obey a consensus on. It’s becoming less about good and bad decisions and […]

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Backwater Planet: a short story by GF Willmetts.

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Backwater Planet: a short story by GF Willmetts.

When we sent out generation starships, we don’t expect to see them come back. More so, this was one of the earliest ones. Didn’t even have humans on-board. Just a contingent of primates. Chimpanzees in fact. Bonobos if you want to be precise. A space-buoy had signalled when it was 300 years out to say […]

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How Can Anything Be Out Of Date In Science Fiction: an article of probabilities by GF Willmetts.

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
How Can Anything Be Out Of Date In Science Fiction: an article of probabilities by GF Willmetts.

OK, let’s repeat the question from the title: How can anything be out of date in Science Fiction? Actually, it’s very easy when it’s based on scientific information. The basic laws, like thermodynamics and evolution, aren’t likely to change. Observed phenomenon is more likely as our instruments become more refined and our computer processing power […]

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Last Ship Home by Rodney Matthews (book review).

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Last Ship Home by Rodney Matthews (book review).

After seeing some samples of Rodney Matthews’ artwork in Illustrators # 21 a few months back, I looked around to see if I could pull any of his books. From the looks of things, despite all his posters, book and album covers, there aren’t that many. ‘Last Ship Home’ was the second book he did […]

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (book review).

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (book review).

I always get nervous when the promotion line compares to other things out there and thinks there’s a match. More so, when I read and find it doesn’t. Case in point with ‘The Gone World’ by Tom Sweterlitsch, on the cover it says ‘True Detective meets 12 Monkeys’ and when reading, find the book is […]

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The City Of The Dead Limited Edition (1960) (Blu-ray film review).

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The City Of The Dead Limited Edition (1960) (Blu-ray film review).

It was interesting checking on this film and discovering that there are 3 films called ‘The City Of The Dead’. Just to clarify things, this is the first from 1960 and stars Christopher Lee. I haven’t seen the others but they appear to only be related by name. In 3rd March 1692, it is Quaker […]

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Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 9 Summer 2015 (magazine review).

For those of you who have been buying TwoMorrows Publications based off my reviews and have ever wondered about the effectiveness of their back issue ads, be assured, they do work and I spent a little loose money acquiring a few issues prior to when I started reviewing recently to fill some gaps in my […]

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Superboy’s Legion Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novels review).

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Superboy’s Legion Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Farmer and Alan Davis (graphic novels review).

Considering how DC Comics release massive volumes of their early material, I have to wonder why their ‘Otherworlds’ version of ‘Superboy’s Legion’ was released as 2 books. As it’s also a two-parter, I’m reluctant to review them apart with such a small page count. Even more surprising, it was never continued as it’s a rather […]

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They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

Based off a JB Priestly play, ‘They Came To A City’, they used the same cast in the film version. Technically, this film is borderline SF in terms of eight people are taken from their reality and dropped into a cloudy or foggy open-air tower where they don’t know what is going on. With modern […]

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Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

I think James E. Alcock’s book, ‘Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling’ will be one of the most important books you will read this year. Mostly, if not entirely, because it will make you think about how you rationalise things and are persuaded by others. The page count […]

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