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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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Lake International Comic Art Festival 2018, update.

September 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lake International Comic Art Festival 2018, update.

A Quick Guide to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival – plus new guest news! Kendal, Thursday 13th September 2018: A world of comic art will be arriving in Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 12–14th October, 2018. But what can visitors expect from this year’s Cumbria comics extravaganza? Well, here’s a quick guide […]

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Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

‘Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention’ by Maggie Jackson is an update of her 2008 book. Her contention is people are doing far too much on-line through various devices and not paying attention to the real world with a variety of examples is something we should all be familiar with. I […]

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Monsters You Should Know by Emma Sancartier (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsters You Should Know by Emma Sancartier (book review).

Now here’s a book for your under six year-old sprogs to read and keep them checking under the bed to make sure there are no monsters there. Emma Sancartier brings you some simply painted and minimal texted ‘Monsters You Should Know’ as a glossary to some 17 world-wide mythological creatures out there that are not […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

The fourth book in Didier Ghez’ series ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s’ moves us up a decade and five new more artists. These were selected by Disney to present some new style compared to what his team had created before. As an introduction, Ghez […]

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Max Fleischer’s Superman: The Collection (1941) (animation series review).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Max Fleischer’s Superman: The Collection (1941) (animation series review).

I’ve been promising myself that I really ought to have a look at the Fleischer Brothers animated series of ‘Superman’ to see if the animation is as good as others have claimed. The origin of Superman is changed slightly. He’s still from an exploding Krypton but brought up in an orphanage on Earth with no […]

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Assembling The Marvel Cinematic Universe edited by Julian C. Chambliss, William L. Svitavsky and Daniel Fandino (book review).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Assembling The Marvel Cinematic Universe edited by Julian C. Chambliss, William L. Svitavsky and Daniel Fandino (book review).

The editors Julian C. Chambliss, William L. Svitavsky and Daniel Fandino in their introduction to their book, ‘Assembling The Marvel Cinematic Universe’, point out no one has done a book examining this subject yet. They aren’t talking about all the films based off of Marvel characters but specifically those films and TV series created by […]

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IDW Announces Guest Signing Schedule and Exclusives for Long Beach Comic Con 2018

September 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
IDW Announces Guest Signing Schedule and Exclusives for Long Beach Comic Con 2018

Booth #900 Welcomes Five Superstar Guests Including Kim Dwinell, Kevin Eastman, Tony Fleecs, Tess Fowler, and J.K. Woodward SAN DIEGO, CA (September 5, 2018) – IDW Publishing heads to Long Beach Comic Con to celebrate the convention’s tenth year, held on September 8th and 9th at California’s Long Beach Convention Center. Kim Dwinell and Tess […]

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Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

You’ve seen books before where illustrators do cutaway diagrams showing the insides of buildings and vehicles, haven’t you? Mike Warren goes one better. He has a 600,000psi waterjet cutter where a high pressure water beam pushing red sand is akin to high level laser that can zap its way through most objects. Warren notes it […]

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Editorial – September 2018: Geek on my sleeve.

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – September 2018: Geek on my sleeve.

    Hello everyone When I was young, I often wore something that would give away my interest in comics, whether it was a painted Phoenix design on the back of my white windcheater or the odd badge. These days I’m quite sedate in my choice of clothes whereas now it would less likely to […]

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Mary Contrary: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mary Contrary: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Hello, Mary.’ ‘Hello, Jane.’ ‘How do I look?’ ‘You’ve grown a little.’ ‘I haven’t seen you a few years. Do you remember a friend of mine, Polly Kettle?’ ‘Polly Kettle?’ <<She taught me a mental trick. Can you still hear me?>> ‘Yes.’ It had taken three days to get that far. The opening lesson had […]

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