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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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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction: Revised & Expanded by Jeff Vandermeer (book review).

July 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction: Revised & Expanded by Jeff Vandermeer (book review).

I never read Jeff Vandermeer’s original release of this book, ‘Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction: Revised & Expanded’, but I became curious as to what he has to say about writing. He isn’t alone here as he ropes in a lot of writers he knows to also give their opinions. There are […]

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Paramount Channel hits the UK on 4th July 2018.

July 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paramount Channel hits the UK on 4th July 2018.

    OK, here are the full settings depending on how you watch your TV in the UK – eyes are a preference:   FREEVIEW 57 SKY 159 TALKTALK 57 BT 57 Lots of SF goodies likely to turn up!

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X MARKS THE SPOT

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Our Memories Like Dust by Gavin Chait (pub: Black Swan/Penguin. 386 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-784-18162-3) check out websites: www.penguin.co.uk and www.gavinchait.com see original review on: www.sfcrowsnest.info/our-memory-like-dust-by-gavin-chait-book-review/

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Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

Hello everyone Reading the news last month that Google’s technical staff had resigned from working with the American military on Project Maven in creating an Artificial Intelligence because of their awareness of what they might would do with it doesn’t surprise me. Much of new technology has a place in military use long before devolving […]

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The Problem With Synths: an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Problem With Synths: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I have no desire to put spoilers in this article. The fact that season 3 of ‘Humans’ hasn’t quite finished as I put the finishing touches to this article and some revelations on Thursday night might out some of the thoughts here contrary. More so as Max crushes Anatole, however, this doesn’t change the nature […]

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Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Kathy-Jo? What’s my schedule for this week?’ ‘The usual, Mr. President.’ ‘With who? Any long time out of the office.’ ‘You’re in Washington all this week, sir.’ ‘No emergency summits?’ ‘Only if you plan any international embargoes.’ ‘Not this week. I’ve covered all my election promises now, haven’t I?’ ‘Only a few minor ones left, […]

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Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

June 29, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

In some respects, Jacqueline B. Frost’s book title, ‘Cinematography For Directors’ could be seen as a bit of a misnomer. What the content is all about is the role of the director of photography (DP) or cinematographer to the director of the film rather than turn the director into a DP. Hence the sub-title, ‘A […]

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RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

‘RetroFan’ covers have been in the TwoMorrows promotion literature for some time. Unlike their more comicbook-orientated magazines, this one focuses on TV and merchandise of not only super-heroes but also anything that would have ‘cult’ interest associated with it. So, if you’re been watching TV since the 1960s and much of American product has appeared […]

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Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman by Richard Kirby (book review).

June 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman by Richard Kirby (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Richard Kirby’s book, ‘Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman’ other than the fact that this was a revised edition of his attempt at getting actress Carole Ann Ford’s photo/autograph from ‘Doctor Who’, which is not really a spoiler as he shows it in the opening chapter. His main ambition […]

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Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

Don’t watch if you’re pregnant with a nervous disposition. Today DUST released its first exclusive sci-fi original short “Bad Peter” from director Zach Strauss. This short starring Frankie Shaw (SMILF) follows an expecting mother forced into a humiliating birthing regiment by her personal automated assistant who thinks it knows what’s best for her and her […]

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