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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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Utopia: Original Television Soundtrack Music by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (CD review).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Utopia: Original Television Soundtrack Music by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (CD review).

After you’ve watched the Channel 4 TV two series ‘Utopia’ on DVD, the first thing you want to do, apart from looking for Jessica Hyde and Mr. Rabbit, is to see if you can get hold of the incredible soundtrack of series 1. Released in 2013 and, yes, it is still out there waiting to […]

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Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

If you want a scary conspiracy TV series where anything said is likely to be spoiler, than look at the Kudos production ‘Utopia’ It is violent and not always predictable. I only found two elements I could have predicted and all for the right reasons. To say anything at all is going to act as […]

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Dangerous Curves by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Curves by Jeffrey A. Brown (book review).

A quick word with the wonderful people at Eurospan, who import a lot of American university books into the UK and whose website you really should check out, and Jeffrey A. Brown’s ‘Dangerous Curves’ book arrives. As I commented on Brown’s second book, ‘Beyond Bombshells’, I was curious to see whether or not he missed […]

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NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

Contrary to the title, ‘NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual’, the USA’s interest in space flight goes back as far as 1915 when they formed a more informal National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics (NACA). It was also the US Navy who took this flying thing that the Wright brothers were doing more seriously. The nature of […]

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Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe by Iris Gottlieb (book review).

October 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe by Iris Gottlieb (book review).

My first thoughts when I opened Iris Gottlieb’s book, ‘Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide To The Wonders Of The Universe’ is that it was primarily for a junior audience. Nothing wrong with that. We often review books that might be useful for your sprogs. However, I would also include anyone who needs the concepts of […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Arachnids In The UK by Chris Chibnall.

October 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Arachnids In The UK by Chris Chibnall.

Years ago, it would take forever, temporally speaking, for the Doctor to get his companions back home again. These days, with the Doctor able to control the TARDIS, she can do it in a couple episodes. Back to Yorkshire for Yaz to see her family and see what is going on. The others want to […]

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Penguin horror (parody video).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Penguin horror (parody video).

You’ll never read a book the same way again. Or, will you?

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Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

With Elvira on the cover, it can hardly be surprising that the second issue of ‘Retro Fan’ is a Halloween special. Not necessarily all in the USA. A cursory look over ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Munsters’ was pretty much home territory. The UK was much later than the USA for most people to […]

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Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray film review).

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray film review).

Having been fairly successful avoiding spoilers and hype, I watched ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ fairly unmolested by expectation, although I do have a few films before to catch up on now. Knowing how many lead characters there were, I did wonder how the plot would avoid having them all together which was skilfully done even if […]

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Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, illustrated by Bavin Rymill (book review).

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, illustrated by Bavin Rymill (book review).

The title ‘Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual’ should give away what this book is about. Written by Richard Atkinson and Mike Tucker, the illustrations by Bavin Rymill cover areas where the photographs don’t cover. There’s also enough measurements for you to build your own control consoles, depending which Doctor’s version you prefer. The […]

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