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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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Editorial – Oct 2020: Reality over maps. Where no computer model goes.

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2020: Reality over maps. Where no computer model goes.

Hello everyone, Looks like we’re back to realworld talking this month with so much happening in our isolating and distance world. I have to confess some confusion when the media says covid-19 is having a second spike when the first one wasn’t really over and the numbers only dropped when people had kept their distance […]

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A. B. And M.: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
A. B. And M.: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

Lancier slowly opened his eyes, instinctively scanning his whereabouts beyond his vision, filling in the gaps beyond his normal senses. It felt familiar. The smell of brine and seaweed. Sand. Buildings at an odd scale as he drew his scan closer. The village where Ben Fane was prisoner for two days picking out a spy […]

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My New Pet: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
My New Pet: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I had a choice of two pets recently. Both in eggs. Well, the emotionally dead man at the door claimed his egg was a pod but didn’t really fancy it. Who wants giant peas? Looked too big and he insisted I plant it in the garden. Told him to try my neighbour. After all, he’s […]

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Steve Rude Sketchbook (artbook review).

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steve Rude Sketchbook (artbook review).

I managed to locate a copy of the 1989 artbook, ‘Steve Rude Sketchbook’, mostly to follow up what he’d been saying in recent reading of interviews he did over at TwoMorrows publications and wanted to see something of his early work. I never read his and Mike Barron’s ‘Nexus’ when young but I am interested […]

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Special Unit 2 (TV series 2001-2002, DVD review).

October 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Special Unit 2 (TV series 2001-2002, DVD review).

I bought ‘6 Sci-Fi Series Collection’ as a cheap way to acquire ‘The Immortal’ but as I also like to watch disks in order, started off with the first, ‘Special Unit 2’ (2001-2002). If you waited for me to watch all 6 series before doing a complete review, it’ll be a long wait. So what […]

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Creepy Presents Alex Toth (graphic novel review).

October 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Creepy Presents Alex Toth (graphic novel review).

Of the ‘Creepy Presents’ books, I was most sceptical when it came to buying the one focusing on Alex Toth, mostly because of his reputation of not suffering fools gladly. In his introduction, Douglas Wolk also points out that Toth was forever changing his style and never had a series directly associated with him. What […]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

September 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

I would contradict writer John Buss over ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ being the prime TV 1960s American spy show as ‘I Spy’ and certainly ‘Mission: Impossible’ lasted far longer. With the latter two, they had books and annuals but not the merchandise compared to UNCLE which was more family friendly. All merchandise is from the […]

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John Badham On Directing: 2nd Edition (book review).

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
John Badham On Directing: 2nd Edition (book review).

I did raise an eyebrow at being asked to review a second edition of ‘John Badham On Directing’. I mean, what else did he have to say but was assured there was a new section that needed to be looked at. This time, it’s the fourth section dealing with episodic TV. Even so, looking at […]

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Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection (graphic novel review).

As I reviewed Alter Ego # 95, it only seemed about time that I finally got around to reading my copy of ‘Not Brand Echh: The Complete Collection’, containing not only its run of 13 issues from 1967-1969 but an assortment of skits from the likes of Jack Kirby, Gene Colan and Steve Ditko. In […]

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The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

I pulled a copy of this book, ‘The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles’ by John Buss, really to look up information about the original Corgi ‘The Avengers Gift Set’ as to whether Steed’s Bentley should be red or green. Primarily, Corgi already had the car and went red then green. As the first season was […]

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