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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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UFO: Original Television Soundtrack by Barry Gray (CD soundtrack review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
UFO: Original Television Soundtrack by Barry Gray (CD soundtrack review).

The release of the ‘UFO: Original Television Soundtrack’ by Barry Gray is something that’s been long over-due. For those who’ve watched the 1970 series will know, it’s also has iconic as music in its own right and as catchy s anything else he has written. Once you’re past the opening theme, the second and longest […]

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The Art Of Ramona Fradon (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ramona Fradon (book review).

I pulled my copy of ‘The Art Of Ramona Fradon’ back in the spring and only have found a spot to get it read, My first impressions with a flick through was the text size was too large but loaded with art. On closer inspection when I started to read was I wish all the […]

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Batman: Detective No. 27 by Michael Uslan and Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman: Detective No. 27 by Michael Uslan and Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

I pulled ‘Batman: Detective No. 27’ by writer Michael Uslan and artist Peter Snejbjerg with an interest in how was a 2003 graphic novel using Batman was done when Bruce Wayne was only a detective. A large part of the book follows Allan Pinkerton after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the rise of […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944 by Kurt F. Mitchell with Roy Thomas (book review).

September 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944 by Kurt F. Mitchell with Roy Thomas (book review).

As Kurt Mitchell points out in the introduction to ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1940s: 1940-1944’, there are very few people alive who remember this era anymore and it needed experts alive on the subject so Roy Thomas roped him in. He went through 5,000 comicbooks for research. Don’t think the size of the comicbooks […]

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Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins (book review).

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Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins (book review).

With a title like ‘Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide’, you know what to expect from a book by Richard Dawkins. There’s a lot here that I already knew and have told you independently over the years. Dawkins puts them down in more black and white terms and really warms up in the second chapter. If […]

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HYCC 2019 IDW Signings, Panels & Exclusives

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
HYCC 2019 IDW Signings, Panels & Exclusives

A Rare and Exclusive Appearance by Comics Legend John Byrne, Locke & Key Creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, Care Bears Costumed Characters, and Many More Comic and Entertainment Icons Delight Fans at IDW Booth #1844 SAN DIEGO, CA (September 25, 2019) – Next week, IDW Publishing will continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary at New […]

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TV Noir: Dark Drama On The Small Screen by Allen Glover (book review).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
TV Noir: Dark Drama On The Small Screen by Allen Glover (book review).

Everyone here has probably heard of Film Noir, the dramatised dark underbelly of the world we live in. It got its name largely because as the reverse of the light and gay (the old meaning of happy) fantasy highlife as depicted in many films of that period. Film Noir filmed in the gap for those […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan (graphic novel review)

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan  (graphic novel review)

I have to confess that I haven’t heard of ‘Jet-Ace Logan’ but am aware of one of its artists Ron Turner who drew the final two stories in this volume. The first two are drawn by German artist Kurt Caesar. Only the third story has a writer acknowledgement for David Motton. If you thought someone […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

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The World Of IT by Alyse Wax (book review).

September 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The World Of IT by Alyse Wax (book review).

I’m glad I watched the first IT (2016) film before reading this book, ‘The World Of IT’. Considering the current lack of availability, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a boxset coming out any time soon. Alyse Wax, in her introduction, points out the first film made $123 million in its first weekend and a […]

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