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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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Black Moon Rising (1986) (Blu-ray film review).

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black Moon Rising (1986) (Blu-ray film review).

I’ve seen the 1986 film, ‘Black Moon Rising’, a couple times over the years. At the time, Linda Hamilton’s star was rising because of a certain ‘Terminator’ film. Tommy Lee Jones was rising ever higher although, checking IMdB, he’d been doing films for sometime, just not seen so many in the UK at the time. […]

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Editorial – April 2019: Losing the young generation.

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2019: Losing the young generation.

Hello everyone Are we losing SF readers to SF films and TV shows? I mean there’s enough of it about to cut into reading time. What is a worrying problem is when the studios deem the SF bubble has burst and cut back on production, what is the modern day SF fan going to do? […]

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100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

As author Simon Forty explains in the introduction, picking out just 100 choices for his book, ‘100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860’, meant being selective. Even so, this is the era of early steel production so it would hardly be surprising that several of the choices were in its manufacture. This […]

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How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

I did think before opening the covers of this book, ‘How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life’ edited by William Campbell, that it was more do with doing things for yourself. It is, to some extent, but more to do with life in the early 20th century and an American magazine […]

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Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

Now, here is a stunning book even if you’re looking solely at the art of John Gurche. However, the book ‘Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form’ is actually a look at various primates in text and illustrated. Gurche is an anatomist by trade but has drawn, penned, pastels and a little digital enhancement […]

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Moxie : a short story by: GF Willmetts

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Moxie   :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

I studied the gravestone. The words give my master John’s name and the length of his life but anything else is a touch of algae now as I’ve waited so long. Not in the way humans do it, my sense of smell was more acute than that. The gravestone was only a pointer. Below me […]

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Energy = marvel characters2 : E = mc2 : an article by: GF Willmetts

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Energy = marvel characters2  :   E = mc2  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

The nature of this article means I have to look specifically at the Marvel Universe because so much of it has consistent examples there when it comes to using Einstein’s famous formula. Whether this can be applied to the likes of the DC Universe remains to be seen. As commented in the last super-powers article, […]

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X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (pub: TOR/Forge. 332 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.99 (US), $24.50 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-7653-9053-0) check out websites: www.tor-forge.com, www.georgerrmartin.com and www.wildcardsworld.com

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Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review)

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  (book review)

‘Endgames’ is the twelfth volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’. Set in a secondary fantasy world, it’s only variation on our own frail humanity is the presence of Imagers who have super-powers based on their ability to control matter. They can form bulletproof shields around themselves and also bend light so they are hidden from view. […]

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The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

Those of you familiar with the 1960s Legion Of Super-Heroes would have come across the Sun-Eater in Adventures Comic # 352-353, written by a young Jim Shooter with art of Curt Swan, this murky cloud is systematically destroying stars. It took the LSH and them gathering the members of what became the Fatal Five to […]

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