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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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J.J. Abrams Interviews edited by Brett Durham (book review).

January 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
J.J. Abrams Interviews edited by Brett Durham (book review).

OK, take a deep breath. The ‘J.J. Abrams Interviews’ book edited by Brett Durham has 30 interviews with the producer/director/writer. Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born into the Hollywood system as both his parents and grandparents were also part of it. From the opening interviews, he reveals his grandparents were the bigger influence and his grandfather, […]

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Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

January 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Retro Fan # 3, the opening interview is with Richard Lester and even he’d lost count with how many decades since he directed ‘Superman’ movie. There’s also a few reveals that you might not have heard of before, including musical chairs with composers. I can’t recall ‘Kool-Aid’ […]

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Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

January 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

An Australian production, ‘Occupation’ is an SF film of the survivors of an alien invasion of Earth. The humans lost by the way. The first quarter of an hour shows a slice of Australian life and the potential survivors and then it starts. Alien air-based and landed-military force, taking everything in its path. We follow […]

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Superheroines And The Epic Journey by Valerie Estelle Frankel (book review)

January 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Superheroines And The Epic Journey by Valerie Estelle Frankel  (book review)

With a title like ‘Superheroines And The Epic Journey’, I did wonder if author Valerie Estelle Frankel was going the Joseph Campbell route and indeed she does. However, there is a wealth of information about a variety of super-heroines and their comicbook stories as she explores them in seven aspect chapters. If anything, I ended […]

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Crimson Peak: limited edition (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Crimson Peak: limited edition (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

We only have one blu-ray disk advance copy, although the bumf insists there are two and the rest of the extras are on that one but that appears to be incorrect and I think the great river site is confusing as well this with the DVD. There’s an 80 page booklet with the limited edition […]

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Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Jeff Hecht’s book, ‘Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon’ should draw your immediate attention. After all, such weaponry is the fodder of Science Fiction or so you would think. However, military interest in such a weapon came about with the development of electricity and throwing it without a wire […]

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Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Hello everyone. As you’re reading this editorial, then you know something about technology. Perhaps not an integral as, say, a programmer and hopefully not a hacker, but you do know a few things to make it work and not scare you. On occasions, you might not even need technical help but can sort out problems […]

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A Quiz Show On Snuffworld: a Snuffworld story by: GF Willmetts.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Quiz Show On Snuffworld:  a Snuffworld story by: GF Willmetts.

Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty watched the quiz show, ‘Call My Death’, clearly unimpressed. The quizmaster showed a lot of teeth with obvious false smiles, even when it came to the losers being walked off to be eliminated by the hostess, the smile kept beaming. He hadn’t even bothered to learn their names before the purge. […]

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Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

There is an odd species loose on the planet Earth. Nominally, it appears, as far as we know, to be one of a kind, although propagates when you add water. There are three rules associated with the Mogwai and its variants often called gremlins, no doubt discovered by accident with its discovery although no one […]

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Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street (book review).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street (book review).

For those who wonder what happens when I look through a catalogue, I do wonder when something unusual comes up is whether you people out there would be interested as well. I cover a lot of Eurospan’s distribution of SF-orientated non-fiction but they also cover a lot of other diverse subjects as well. I tend […]

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