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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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CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention 2020 – prices going up.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention 2020 – prices going up.

CoNZealand has announced that the cost of Adult Attending Memberships will increase from NZ$400 to NZ$425, as of October 1st 2019. CoNZealand Co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler, said, “We’re thrilled to host one of the world’s most prestigious science fiction conventions and the legendary Hugo Awards, here in Aotearoa. We expect more than 2000 […]

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Cutting Edge Science by Colin Barras (book review).

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cutting Edge Science by Colin Barras (book review).

If you want a ready book on the current advances in science then look no further than Colin Barras’ book ‘Cutting Edge Science’. Even when I first started reading it, I thought this ought to be a biannual book to show how modern advances are going. An annual might be pushing it though. There are […]

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How To Be A Pro Gamer by Jon Hambin (book review).

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
How To Be A Pro Gamer by Jon Hambin (book review).

The process of picking out books to review for me often depends on whether I think they will be of interest to you, the reader, and then read to see if they are. I did wonder about Jon Hambin’s book, ‘How To Be A Pro Gamer’, but as I also covered Carlton’s ‘The 100 Greatest […]

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The 100 Greatest Retro Videogames (book review)

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 100 Greatest Retro Videogames   (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure how far back this new Carlton Book, ‘The 100 Greatest Retro Videogames’ or how the selection was made or for what games platforms until I got the book. Firstly, the source material is the Future Publishing magazine ‘Retro Gamer’ and all platforms are covered, assuming the games were put on them. […]

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Crazy Screenwriting Secrets by Weiko Lin (book review)

August 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Crazy Screenwriting Secrets by Weiko Lin  (book review)

I’m not sure if I agree with author and scriptwriter Weiko Lin’s book title of ‘Crazy Screenwriting Secrets’ as much of it is sensible things that can be applied to all types of fiction. Weiko Lin says it has more to do with his favourite movie title, ‘Crazy Heart’ and that everyone is born crazy. […]

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Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects by Heather Hale (book review)

August 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects by Heather Hale  (book review)

In other books from Michael Wiese Productions, there have been sections dealing with how to sell scripts in Hollywood. I’ve used the entire title of Heather Hale’s book ‘Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects’ just in case your eyes play tricks and you think the main title is […]

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Bela Lugosi And The Monogram 9 by Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Guffey (book review).

July 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bela Lugosi And The Monogram 9 by Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Guffey (book review).

If you thought ‘Bela Lugosi And The Monogram 9’ was a pop group or even a missed Lugosi film, go to the back of the class. Well, sort of. I have to confess I wasn’t quite sure what this book by Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Guffey was all about until I started reading it. […]

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TwoMorrows Publishing needs help looking for missing 3 pages of the True Divorce story titled ‘The Model’

July 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
TwoMorrows Publishing needs help looking for missing 3 pages of the True Divorce story titled ‘The Model’

Help TwoMorrows Publishing find the  following images for our upcoming book JACK KIRBY’S DINGBAT LOVE! Make Jack Kirby’s FINAL UNPUBLISHED STORIES look as good as possible when they’re finally published and keep us from having to restore lesser images! If you have photocopies, scans, or originals, please email publisher John Morrow at: twomorrow@aol.com or call […]

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The Canadian 2019 Sunburst Awards shortlist arrives.

July 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Canadian 2019 Sunburst Awards shortlist arrives.

The Sunburst Award Committee has just announced the shortlists for the 2019 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Adult Fiction Eden Robinson, Trickster Drift [Penguin Random House Canada]. The down-to-earth prose of Trickster Drift, by Eden Robinson, plunges readers into the fully realized story of a young boy mired in a milieu of addictions, […]

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So You Want To Write Reviews For SFCrowsnest?: what you need to know by: Geoff Willmetts.

July 28, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
So You Want To Write Reviews For SFCrowsnest?: what you need to know by: Geoff Willmetts.

It might have come to your attention that we publish a lot of reviews at SFCrowsnest. Publishers either tend to notice this and offer us books or we’re on the lookout for books that fit the Science Fiction and its grey cousins, horror and fantasy, reader subject to the taste of our reviewers. This profile […]

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