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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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War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the third episode of the BBC’s 2019 new series (TV review).

December 1, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the third episode of the BBC’s 2019 new series (TV review).

These Martians are carnivorous, even if they do turn you into a soup to eat you. Even so, travelling from Mars to Earth for a snack, living off the remnants of mankind seems an odd way to go. You would think they would need more people alive than simply cutting them down. If they were […]

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Editorial – December 2019 : There should never be such a thing as a ‘don’t know’.

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Editorial – December 2019 :  There should never be such a thing as a ‘don’t know’.

Hello everyone The test of an ideal political system depends on a couple things if it is to succeed. The main one is the co-operation of the majority of the population and doing no harm to the rest, commonly called the opposition who might be persuaded to accept it. The latter is a lot harder […]

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Mind Games or Scobie In WonderMirrorOzland : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

December 1, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Mind Games  or Scobie In WonderMirrorOzland : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

A road of gold. A city of verdigris. A nearby forest. Flanolla Scobie thought she was in Wonderland and looked around for the white rabbit. At least she thought it was that rabbit. It could even be a talking lion who could turn biped. Why did he never trip up on his tail? So much […]

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The Problem With Fantasy: an article and story by GF Willmetts.

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The Problem With Fantasy: an article and story by GF Willmetts.

I might have mentioned in passing over the years that I don’t particularly like fantasy, mostly because it’s so easy to cheat and not explain how things are the way they are. Any fantasy novel or even other media source that can explain its reality in a satisfactory way rather than rely on ‘magic’ and […]

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X Marks The Spot

December 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot

US RELEASE OF A UK BOOK Supernova Era by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (pub: TOR/Forge. 348 page hardback. Price: $27.99 (US), $37.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-250-30603-6) check out website: www.tor-forge.com released: 22 October 2019

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CTRL+S by Andy Briggs (book review).

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CTRL+S by Andy Briggs (book review).

In many respects, Andy Briggs’ book, ‘CTRL+S’, is an extension and a possible future of our reality. It doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to out the correct name to various things we see today. What Briggs has done is do the standard SF practice of taking it to extreme. The major difference is […]

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Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

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Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Just to show I do buy occasionally, I pulled this softcover, a third edition from 2012 no less, of ‘Modern Masters Volume Seven: John Byrne’ by Jon B. Cooke and Eric Nolen-Weathington. As with all of this series of books, there are extensive interviews detailing the artist in question’s early life and love of art, […]

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Shazam! (2019) (blu-ray film review).

November 30, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Shazam! (2019) (blu-ray film review).

I have to confess the three beginnings don’t make a lot of sense because no one is identified. The first choice by Shazam the wizard (actor Djimon Hounsou) doesn’t appear to be pure of heart. The young Billy Batson gets lost in a crowd at the fun fair when young and brought up in an […]

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Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

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Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

Although I’m not sure if I’ll ever custom-build a games computer, I have modified every desktop computer I’ve owned with videocards, modems and RAM so it’s not as though I wouldn’t have some background knowledge of matching specifications and making things work. I’m also aware of the problems a single component failure can have repercussions […]

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The Marvels Project: Birth Of The Super Heroes by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (graphic novel review).

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Marvels Project: Birth Of The Super Heroes by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (graphic novel review).

‘The Marvels Project’ was an original 8-part mini-series released and collected in this hardback. As it was originally released in 2010, it’s hard to say which of the various continuities of the Marvel Universe it currently belongs to. However, considering that it also includes the likes of the original vigilante 1940s Angel and other minor […]

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