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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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Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

If you kept up with my review of ‘Pawn’ this month, the sequel ‘Knight’ was released this year. Nicole Hammond is both a Sibyl and Protector on the alien starship Fyrantha. Her selection and abduction to this role is based on her ability to communicate with the starship when she doses herself with a throat […]

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Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sir Christopher Lee’s photo archive donated to BFI.

Photo credit: Dracula (1958) Hammer Film Productions, source: BFI National Archive. The BFI tell us that Lady Lee, Sir Christopher Lee’s widow, has donated his photographic archive, to the BFI National Archive. The collection offers an insight into one of British Cinema’s most recognisable stars, who would have been 97 years old on 27th May […]

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Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

You know how it is. A new issue of ‘Back Issue’ arrives, ahead of # 112 which arrived a couple days later, and instead of just reading the opening article, I ended up reading 20 pages in my first sitting. As the cover shows, this issue covers the 1989 ‘Batman’ film and it’s hard to […]

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Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

WHAT:           Escape Velocity 2019  WHEN:                Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 through 26  WHERE:              Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD DESCRIPTION:   The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. […]

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Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

The TARDIS detects and is drawn into a time corridor/vortex/whatever. The Doctor (actor Colin Baker) detects its destination on Earth and with a bit of effort travels up it to where it came from, the planet Karfel. He explains to Peri (actress Nicola Bryant) that he had been here in an earlier regeneration, later revealed […]

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Doctor Who: Attack Of The Cybermen by Paula Moore (DVD TV series review).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Attack Of The Cybermen by Paula Moore (DVD TV series review).

I often wondered when ‘Doctor Who’ was turned into 2 * 45 minute episodes that producer John Nathan-Turner was trying to stay a step or two ahead of inquisitive fans by doing something unexpected. The biggest step was giving more storytime per episode because there were fewer recaps which confirms my suspicions in the first […]

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Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

Drunkard and petty crook Nicole Hammon, along with injured thug Howard…sorry Bungie and a doctor, Sam McNair, about to be forced to stitch him up, are captured by aliens. They don’t really want Bungie or McNair because the prize is Nicole, but take as a group lot. With the help of a mouth spray, she […]

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The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

It’s rather interesting reading author Robert Zubrin’s biographic notes. He’s president of Pioneer Astronautics, president of the Mars Society and a former senior engineer for Lockheed Martin. His book, ‘The Case For Space’, is an examination of the commercial companies who are now getting into space. The initial focus is on Eon Musk and answers […]

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Escape Velocity: where science meets pop culture, 24-26 May 2019 (event news: Fort Washington USA).

May 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity: where science meets pop culture, 24-26 May 2019 (event news: Fort Washington USA).

When Escape Velocity 2019 touches down just outside the USA’s capital over Memorial Day Weekend, the three-day event will showcase a lineup of special guests. Set to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24th through 26th 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD, Escape Velocity will provide an inside look into the […]

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Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

The long titled ‘Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z’ is the 6th book in Abrams ‘Block Books’. It is literally a block book with card pages, a couple of which fold out. Although the bumf says it’s for all ages, it is really designed for your youngest sprogs as the […]

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