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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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Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Throughout all the ‘Wild Cards’ books, despite using poker terms for their titles, this is the first time we actually see a poker game taking place. The players include Aces with some Jokers as their supporters in a winner-takes-all game in Chicago. The only problem is that there is some disruption and one of the […]

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The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

Batman has new villains added to his rogues’ gallery from time to time. Some like Killer Croc and Bane have become more prominent over the years. What was the biggest surprise was Harley Quinn as she came from ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ in 1992 as a character originally intended to pop out of the Joker’s […]

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Shoot Like Tarantino by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Tarantino by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

Christopher Kenworthy’s look at six of Quentin Tarantino’s films in eleven chapters is to give you some idea of how they were filmed. Oddly, unlike the other two books of his I’ve reviewed this month, I’ve actually seen them all although that’s hardly surprising as Tarantino hasn’t directed that many. He notes that you should […]

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At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life by Guy P. Harrison (book review)

July 20, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life by Guy P. Harrison  (book review)

When you read Guy P. Harrison’s introduction to ‘At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life’ and the statistics of how 40% or less people world-wide have any knowledge of science, it should send a shiver through your backbone that the world’s population is edging quickly into ignorance. We are living in a […]

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The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

July 19, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero by Kevin Patrick (book review).

I thought with Kevin Patrick’s book, ‘The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero’, I would be on home territory. I even wrote an article about ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ back in my comic fandom days pointing out how much the Batman was an urban version of him, more so as the Phantom pre-dates him by three […]

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Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

I was commenting to one of my reviewing team recently on the slow pace of a particular famous space opera film from the mid-1970s and pointed out that it didn’t necessarily apply to all directors from that time. With Christopher Kenworthy’s book, ‘Shoot Like Spielberg’, it quickly became apparent why his films have endured. Of […]

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Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

I’m beginning to feel old when I say you have to be a certain age to remember British comicbook Don Lawrence (1928-2003). If I say ‘The Trigan Empire’, you should suddenly say, ‘Oh, that’s the artist’, then you should make the connection. Looking at his career in this third special from The Book Palace, ‘Don […]

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Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visions Of The Future In Comics edited by Franceso-Alessio Ursini, Adan Mahmutović and Frank Bramlett (book review).

Sometimes, picking out books for review merely on title doesn’t necessarily know quite what or how the subject matter is covered. Whatever section of our genre we choose, Science Fiction will always have some sort of different future to what we expect, so why should we expect anything different in comicbook realities? There are lots […]

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Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

‘Shoot Like Scorsese’ is another in the Michael Wiese Productions books looking at how film directors convey certain scenes in their films. Writer Christopher Kenworthy does this over 10 chapters for 7 Martin Scorsese films and urges you to watch them as well as read here. As time is short for review, I’ve only seen […]

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IDW Schedule for San Diego Comic-Con International 2018

July 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
IDW Schedule for San Diego Comic-Con International 2018

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Unicron – John Barber (*Convention exclusive available!) 6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed (*Convention exclusive hardcover available!) 7:00 – 8:00 Euthanauts – Tini Howard (*Book debut!) 8:00 – 9:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott, Landry Q. Walker (*Convention […]

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