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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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Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film and Television by Heather Duerre Humann (book review).

Looking at the examples cited by author Heather Duerre Humann in her introduction to her book ‘Reality Simulation In Science Fiction, Literature, Film And Television’, I’m looking forward to seeing her knowledge in the chapters of this book. Keep a notepad ready because you’re going to want to check out her examples from fiction, non-fiction, […]

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Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

The first thing I said to the publicist at Abrams when I saw this book in their catalogue was they should sell it with the stationery items that they also sell as a boxset. With the introduction showing you need to have a visit to an art shop for supplies does at least support this. […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 7: Can You Hear Me? by Charlene James and Chris Chibnall.

February 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 7: Can You Hear Me? by Charlene James and Chris Chibnall.

Everything seems to revolve around Aleppo, Syria, 1380. The year gets mentioned a couple times to remind you where you are. Woman thief, Rakaya (actress Clare-Hope Ashitey) warns of danger from creatures that arrive when they sleep. They didn’t believe her. The TARDIS arrives in Sheffield and the Doctor gives her friends a day off […]

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Suicide Squad (2016) (DVD film review).

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad (2016) (DVD film review).

Even the bad press associated with the 2016 film, ‘Suicide Squad’, reached my ears but with a new Harley Quinn film due out, I thought I ought to give it a look and see for myself. The original comicbook Suicide Squad was essentially DC Comics take on ‘The Dirty Dozen’, without the training. You force […]

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12 Monkeys Season Three (TV series DVD review).

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
12 Monkeys Season Three (TV series DVD review).

The principle plot element of season 3 of ’12 Monkeys’ is tracking down the Witness through time. It is hardly surprising that James Cole (actor Aaron Stanford) and Cassie Railly (actress Amanda Schull) are in conflict with Katarina Jones (actress Barbara Sukowa) when they realise they can’t let any harm come to their son. Oddly, […]

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Sticker am I?

February 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sticker am I?

Our thanks to https://blog.viking-direct.co.uk/making-baby-yoda-from-post-it-notes for the above clip.

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 6: Praxeus by Peter McTighe and Chris Chibnall.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 6: Praxeus by Peter McTighe and Chris Chibnall.

Just a few thoughts about last week’s episode. Showrunner Chris Chibnall says the Martin Doctor is not from another dimension but an actual regeneration of the Doctor. Speculation on the Net thinks she belongs to the previous 13 regenerations as she didn’t recognise the sonic screwdriver. Apart from the 13 regenerations is sacrosanct to Time […]

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Editorial–February 2020: A devil’s pact.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial–February 2020: A devil’s pact.

Hello everyone No, the opening title has nothing to do with Hell’s ruler, but all to do with unsigned contracts between me the writer and you the reader. No need to read the small print, as I doubt if you’d find any. It’s a devil’s pact simply because there are no written rules as far […]

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Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

Let’s be radical and explore something I’ve been speculating on this past month. You’ve all seen rainbows. If you look above and below it in ideal conditions with a dark cloud behind it, you will also see fainter versions there. We’re inclined to look at the brightest rainbow than those but it does demonstrate how […]

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The Animal Of My Animal… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Animal Of My Animal… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

It should never have happened but it did. I mean, why arm animals? Back in the old days, you go out with a gun and bag an animal. Sometimes for food. Sometimes for its pelt or other parts that you could sell for a profit. Some just killed for trophies or a bag list. The […]

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