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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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Lakes International Comic Art Festival second wave of guests for October 2018.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival second wave of guests for October 2018.

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces second wave of guests for October The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce more guests for its Festival weekend in Kendal (12th – 14th October 2018), who include veteran British comics artist Ian Kennedy and New Yorker illustrator Stanley Chow. The latest guests revealed are Steven Appleby, Sayra […]

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Alter Ego #151 March 2018 (magazine review).

March 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #151 March 2018 (magazine review).

Editor Roy Thomas points out that prior to the 1960s there were a lot of comicbook companies and these are be covered with this issue of ‘Alter Ego’. The initial focus is on Frank Thomas (1914-1968), who contributed to the Centaur Group a selection of super-hero types such as the Owl and a wandering Eye, […]

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IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon (23-25 March 2018).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon (23-25 March 2018).

IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon Be One Of The First To Get Your Hands On Sonic The Hedgehog #1! IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic conventions– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by […]

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Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

‘Dayfall’ by Michael David Ares is an odd book. A detective story that is pretending to be a Science Fiction. Detective Jon Phillips, working off duty, tracks down and stops a serial murderer. His boss is approached by the mayor of New York to reassign Phillips to capture a serial murderer there. He’s assigned to […]

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Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Just in case you thought New York was quiet while some significant Aces were off around the world on a World Health Organisation tour in the previous ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Aces Abroad’ … then the fifth book, ‘Down And Dirty’ will show otherwise before dove-tailing the various people back together again. There is a gang […]

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Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

Never one to ignore old books, I picked up this 2003 book, ‘Science Fiction Poster Art’ edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh last year and now fitting it into my schedule. Even a book that is 15 years old can still have some relevance, especially when it comes to poster art. After all, when […]

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Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

I like reviewing maths books from time to time, if only to remind me on how much we rely on it in our lives. More so with histories on the subject when it shows how it evolved and maths really does evolve over the centuries. In line with other of publisher Andre Deutsch’s book series, […]

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The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

As you might have noticed by the amount of non-fiction books I read, I am always in pursuit of knowledge. From a review point-of-view, it’s often to point in the right direction as to which books deserve particular attention that you might pick up and read yourself. In this case, despite its yellowy maze-like cover, […]

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Editorial – Mar 2018: Writing is all about confidence.

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Mar 2018:  Writing is all about confidence.

Writing is all about confidence. What you don’t have, you learn. What you can’t know, you research. When all else fails, you lie. And hope no one notices you’re conning them. writing mantra   Hello everyone Occasionally, I do wonder just how rare a breed writers are, more so after my thoughts that most artists […]

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The Stone Killer : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Stone Killer  :  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

Who fears her the most? Those she’s been asked to protect or the person she’s been asked to apprehend? Like the daughter of death that she represented, she stalked through the streets unfearing in the poor light. Late in the evening, other than herself, only the drunks and the prossies, looking for a hook, patrolled […]

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