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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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Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

Sometimes I pick out books because the geek in me thinks that if I saw a particular book in a shop then I would at least peak behind the cover. ‘Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography’ falls under that category. If you want to be inspired by various aspects of nature and the natural world […]

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Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

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Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

You might think the Large Hadron Collider was a new device but, as Gemma Lavender says in her introduction, its roots go back as far as 1949 when the international organisation CERN was formed to share the finance. CERN stands for the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucéaire Research, essentially research into the atom. Considering […]

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Editorial – August 2018: Gameplay the geek way.

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Editorial – August 2018:  Gameplay the geek way.

Hello everyone For the past month, I’ve been fitting in some time playing the ‘Fortnite’ game, so you’re going to be short an article from me this month. As I suspect many of you are going to prefer lazing in the sun to heavy thinking I hope I did the right thing. It also didn’t […]

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit :  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

There were some times that Polly Kettle was glad that she left her team behind when she did a reconnaissance. More so in the steampunk reality Max had placed them in. Still a message was a message. A personal invitation card to a gala ball for her upper class alias, a royal ball at that […]

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Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (book review).

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Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (book review).

There are a few things that you become aware of when you start reading the introduction to ‘Comics And Adaptation’. The first is half the book is devoted to how other fiction is adapted into the comicbook format and most of the examples come from France or Spain so don’t expect the usual suspects. It […]

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The Shortlists For The 2018 Sunburst Award For Excellence In Canadian Literature.

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Shortlists For The 2018 Sunburst Award For Excellence In Canadian Literature.

ANNOUNCING THE SHORTLISTS FOR THE 2018 SUNBURST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC TORONTO, ONTARIO (July 30, 2018) The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Adult Omar El Akkad, American War [Penguin Random House] Set in a dystopic […]

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Comic Book Movies :Quick Takes Movies And Popular Culture by Blair Davis (book review).

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Comic Book Movies :Quick Takes Movies And Popular Culture by Blair Davis (book review).

For a small book, I’m not sure if author Blair Davis is seeking to be comprehensive with ‘Comic Book Movies: Quick Takes Movies And Popular Culture’ or not. Certainly, his ‘Films Cited’ would appear to be that way. Then again, he does have a lot of problems in terms of his thinking he covers comicbook […]

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Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

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Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Anything with the name of ‘Neal Adams’ on it is going to sell in comicbooks. This 2017 graphic novel is a gathering of the previous year’s 6-part ‘Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen’. It should come as no surprise that the three Kryptonians who come to Earth in spacecraft are from Kandor, now full-size, and […]

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Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

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Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Throughout all the ‘Wild Cards’ books, despite using poker terms for their titles, this is the first time we actually see a poker game taking place. The players include Aces with some Jokers as their supporters in a winner-takes-all game in Chicago. The only problem is that there is some disruption and one of the […]

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The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

Batman has new villains added to his rogues’ gallery from time to time. Some like Killer Croc and Bane have become more prominent over the years. What was the biggest surprise was Harley Quinn as she came from ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ in 1992 as a character originally intended to pop out of the Joker’s […]

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