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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 Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive by Geoff Willmetts

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive  by Geoff Willmetts

I’m beginning to think that reviewers are a rare breed. It’s either that or they’re getting increasingly harder to recruit. Are so few of you reading books out there? For those of you who do read, you have must have an opinion whether you’ve liked a book or not. You might even have told your […]

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The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

If you read Pilar Alessandra’s previous book, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter’ then you will want its sequel, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules’. What she says in the introduction is that all the supposed scriptwriting rules aren’t that at all, just guidance as to what to be careful of. Interestingly, throughout the book, she […]

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Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

Hello everyone It’s amazing how far things have changed in the past 50 years. It took Frank Drake and his SETI project a lot of work to convince people to get radio telescopes looking for extra-terrestrial life. Today, we are forever turning up planets orbiting other stars, some of them within the Goldilocks region and […]

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Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

‘At least he didn’t leave us impoverished,’ Courtney Adams said, looking at herself again in a shop window. She was wearing a long skirt and short coat, topped by a floral hat. ‘We could have been left in the gutter.’ ‘It’s all about status, Court,’ Lancier said looking down the road at the people crossing […]

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Comicbook Time : an article in temporal movement by: GF Willmetts

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comicbook Time  :  an article in temporal movement by: GF Willmetts

One of the biggest dilemmas in comicbook universes is the measure of time. Back in the 1960s, it was considered that seven comicbook universe years equalled one of ours. All well and good, except they seemed to have at least four Christmases per year in that time. Maybe their version of the Earth has a […]

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The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

In my Internet scans around certain subjects looking for things of interest, I came across ‘The Magic Of Drawing’ by Cliff Wright at a tenth of its original retail price. Added it to my pile and only now got around to look at it after my original scan and liking the art. It’s only when […]

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Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

Should I say that Robert Graef’s book, ‘Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing’ is targeted at an American audience? Of course, it is. However, the subject matter applies world-wide and everyone benefits from it. If nothing else, it will make you think and remind you that ignorance isn’t bliss. Knowledge is power […]

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Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

With a title like ‘Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind’, author Colin Barris has a lot to live up to. His bio reveals he has degrees in geology, palaeobiology and science communication plus a PhD in palaeontology so he has the necessary grounding. Oddly, of the eight subject titles, only one appears to […]

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Augmented Reality Alien Survival Manual by Owen Williams (book review).

December 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Augmented Reality Alien Survival Manual by Owen Williams (book review).

This is the first time I’ve come across an augmented book. It gives you access to an App that you can put in your mobile phone so you can try out various scenarios. As the title of this book by Owen Williams is called ‘Augmented Reality Alien Survival Manual’, it might be easier to watch […]

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Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017) : a brief remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017)  :  a brief remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

It was brought to my attention today that composer Dominic Frontiere died shortly before Christmas at the age of 86. Wikipedia notes 19 TV series themes and 19 films although IMdB notes many more. It is with his TV series that he should be remembered most for specific SF shows. ‘The Outer Limits’ (1963), ‘The […]

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