fbpx

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.

rss feed

Author's Website

Energy = marvel characters2 : E = mc2 : an article by: GF Willmetts

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Energy = marvel characters2  :   E = mc2  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

The nature of this article means I have to look specifically at the Marvel Universe because so much of it has consistent examples there when it comes to using Einstein’s famous formula. Whether this can be applied to the likes of the DC Universe remains to be seen. As commented in the last super-powers article, […]

Read More

X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (pub: TOR/Forge. 332 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.99 (US), $24.50 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-7653-9053-0) check out websites: www.tor-forge.com, www.georgerrmartin.com and www.wildcardsworld.com

Read More

Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review)

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  (book review)

‘Endgames’ is the twelfth volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’. Set in a secondary fantasy world, it’s only variation on our own frail humanity is the presence of Imagers who have super-powers based on their ability to control matter. They can form bulletproof shields around themselves and also bend light so they are hidden from view. […]

Read More

The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Final Night by Karl Kesel, Ron Marz, Stuart Immonen, Mike McKone, Joe Marzan Jr. and Mark McKenna (graphic novel review).

Those of you familiar with the 1960s Legion Of Super-Heroes would have come across the Sun-Eater in Adventures Comic # 352-353, written by a young Jim Shooter with art of Curt Swan, this murky cloud is systematically destroying stars. It took the LSH and them gathering the members of what became the Fatal Five to […]

Read More

Daughters Of The Dragon: Samurai Bullets TPB by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Khari Evans (graphic novel review).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daughters Of The Dragon: Samurai Bullets TPB by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Khari Evans (graphic novel review).

I’ve known Colleen Wing and Misty Knight from the early days in the black and white Marvel’s ‘Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu’ magazine and their first formation of their Nightwing Restorations’. In today’s century, they are also employed as bondswomen, usually for super-villains and who they run after if they jump bail. All of which […]

Read More

Doctor Who: Kameleon Tales boxset (DVD TV series review).

March 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Kameleon Tales boxset (DVD TV series review).

The King’s Demons by Terrance Dudley cast: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Anthony Ainley, Gerald Flood, Frank Windsor, Christopher Villiers and Isla Blair How to sum up a two-part story where everything is so much spoiler. The date is 4th March 1215 and King John (actor Gerald Flood) is on the estate of Baron […]

Read More

One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Slipping back into the past with an early volume of ‘Wild Cards’, the eighth book ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ even sees a younger Jack Creighton who in his 40s at the time but his shape-shifting ability made him look years younger, even more so when he uses 1940s film stars as his model. You also get a […]

Read More

Adventures Of Captain Marvel (1941) (DVD film serial review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Adventures Of Captain Marvel (1941) (DVD film serial review).

I should point out that as it appears that the 1941 Republic series ‘Adventures Of Captain Marvel’ is out of copyright and available from a variety of companies. I pulled this copy from tripdiscs but there are over companies to pick from even if I can’t speak for them. So the series is from 1941, […]

Read More

Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

The 25th issue of ‘Illustrators’ and it’s practically a cheesecake or girlie edition. Former editor Peter Richardson explains how the magazine first started as a means to show unfamiliar artists which often explains why I’m always finding surprises. They seriously look for the artists you might have missed. The first is French artist Milo Manara […]

Read More

Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

For Back Issue # 111, the subject is alternative realities. As we’re already in an alternative reality where super-humans are the norm, this does need more elaboration? A little. For Marvel, it is a look at their ‘What If…?’ comicbook series exploring alternative choices wiuth the Watcher as host to what really happened in their […]

Read More

error

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)

SFcrowsnest