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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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No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

I bet right now you’re idling in the sun, maybe twiddling all three of your thumbs, taking a rest from blasting some unfortunate alien or avatar and looking for something to engage your brain in and realising you haven’t got a book to read. That being the case, then I might be able to help. […]

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The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

Looking at the title, ‘The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman’, Signe Bergstrom has brought together dialogue from across the history of the most famous Amazon in comicbooks, touching on the TV series and recent film. Each alternative page has a piece of art from the comicbooks and you can play a game of spotting who drew […]

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Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD review).

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD review).

Let’s cut to the chase, as the title above should remind you what’s in this ‘Doctor Who’ story. The TARDIS encounters some interference in the time corridor and end up travelling parallel to it to 1986 Earth and London’s warehouse district. There, the Doctor (actor Peter Davison), Tegan (actress Janet Fielding) and Turlough (actor Mark […]

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

The fourth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ and the cover shows things from the past are catching up with the present with a certain red-garbed guy but let’s start off with Martin Pasko’s look at the history of the Green Hornet which filled in a lot of gaps. I always thought that making Kato the inventor […]

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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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