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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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Back Issue! #106 August 2018 (magazine review).

August 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue! #106 August 2018 (magazine review).

In some respects, looking at the latest issue of ‘Back Issue!’, you would think that it’s moving into ‘Alter Ego’ territory. It’s not really as the sub-title. Golden Age In Bronze Age’ reveals its having the older characters still carrying on with their own lives in a different decade…mostly. It’s also pretty much Roy Thomas’ […]

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The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

‘The Robot In The Next Cubicle’ by Larry Boyer will make you think of the automated voices that ring you up offering…well, whatever they try before you hang-up. The sub-title, ‘What You Need To Know To Adapt And Succeed In The Automation Age’ is a bit more revealing. In his brief history of the technology […]

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The 10c War: Comic Books, Propaganda And World War II edited by Trischa Goodnow and James L. Kimble (book review).

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The 10c War: Comic Books, Propaganda And World War II edited by Trischa Goodnow and James L. Kimble (book review).

As you can tell from the title, ‘The 10c War: Comic Books, Propaganda And World War II’, this book sets out to explore comicbooks in World War 2 where even super-heroes stepped in and helped the war effort. As light reads, comics were also popular amongst the armed forces and carried in their backpacks. The […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 – Spotlight on Scotland!

August 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 –  Spotlight on Scotland!

Saltire – Legend Eternal art by Alex Ronald Lakes International Comic Art Festival welcomes Scottish comic creators to huge guest line-up for October Kendal, Thursday 9th August 2018: Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival has played host to creators of many nations – and this year, the Scots will be among the nations in the spotlight over […]

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Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

August 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

With a title like ‘Gamer Nation’, author Eric Geissinger is more or less giving away the subject matter. The sub-title, ‘The Rise Of Modern Gaming And The Compulsion To Play Again’ means it doesn’t see the activity as being totally healthy. Oddly, I received this book at a time when I’d nearly completed the August […]

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The Point by John Dixon (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Point by John Dixon (book review).

Set in the near future, John Dixon’s novel, ‘The Point’, is about Scarlett Winter. She’s born into a military family but with no desire to follow in her retired father or brother Dan’s bootsteps as she’s very much the rebel. She doesn’t even attend her parents secret graduation party for her, already planning to backpack […]

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Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

Sometimes I pick out books because the geek in me thinks that if I saw a particular book in a shop then I would at least peak behind the cover. ‘Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography’ falls under that category. If you want to be inspired by various aspects of nature and the natural world […]

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Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

You might think the Large Hadron Collider was a new device but, as Gemma Lavender says in her introduction, its roots go back as far as 1949 when the international organisation CERN was formed to share the finance. CERN stands for the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucéaire Research, essentially research into the atom. Considering […]

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Editorial – August 2018: Gameplay the geek way.

August 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2018:  Gameplay the geek way.

Hello everyone For the past month, I’ve been fitting in some time playing the ‘Fortnite’ game, so you’re going to be short an article from me this month. As I suspect many of you are going to prefer lazing in the sun to heavy thinking I hope I did the right thing. It also didn’t […]

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit :  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

There were some times that Polly Kettle was glad that she left her team behind when she did a reconnaissance. More so in the steampunk reality Max had placed them in. Still a message was a message. A personal invitation card to a gala ball for her upper class alias, a royal ball at that […]

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