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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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Star Wars Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

November 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

Writer Ryder Windham and artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas have been in a galaxy far, far away again and have had access to the Rebel Alliance to produce this book, ‘Star Wars Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop Manual’, mostly from the original trilogy. In the introduction, Princess Leia Organa points out that although it would […]

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Nuking The Moon by Vince Houghton (book review).

November 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nuking The Moon by Vince Houghton (book review).

The sub-title of Vince Houghton’s book, ‘Nuking The Moon’ is ‘And Other Intelligence Schemes And Military Plots Best Left On The Drawing Board’. That should point out that this isn’t some mad inventors dreaming up ideas, well, not all the time, but seeking a solution for a war-time problem, often with proper tests before some […]

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Alien Vault by Ian Nathan (book review).

November 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Vault by Ian Nathan (book review).

If anything, I’m surprised that there hasn’t been an ‘Alien Vault’ before now until I discovered that it was originally printed in 2011 by Voyageur Press. Whether there is any difference between the two editions is hard to say but if you missed it then, now is the opportunity to get a copy. Ian Nathan’s […]

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War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the first episode of BBC1’s new 2019 series (TV review).

November 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the first episode of BBC1’s new 2019 series (TV review).

You might have thought it strange that after all these years with the BBC doing historical dramas, that it took until now for them to tackle HG Wells’ 1897 book ‘War Of The Worlds’ as it was originally set, in Victorian (well, Edwardian – close enough) times, as a 3 episode series. Oddly, unlike other […]

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The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code by Dr. Melita Irving (book review).

November 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code by Dr. Melita Irving (book review).

Back when I was really young, one of my career options because I was very good at biology at school was genetics. Reading Dr. Melita Irving’s book, ‘The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code’ brought back a lot of my old knowledge and updating it to the current science that I already had some […]

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BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019

BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019 BBC Books is to publish a hardback collection of Target novelisations by the late Terrance Dicks next year – and they want Doctor Who fans to help with the selection BBC Books is excited to announce plans […]

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The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

Considering I reviewed ‘The Andromeda Strain’ film a couple months ago, I’ll assume you’ve watched it or acquired and read Michael Crichton’s book or both since then. ‘The Andromeda Evolution’ takes place 50 years later and the two alien variants, for want of a better name, AS-1 and the non-fatal AS-2 are still monitored for […]

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Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

Can’t believe it’s that time of year already. To celebrate, we’re giving all our customers 15% OFF EVERYTHING until midnight on Saturday, 30th November. Crazy!  Even though our books aren’t seasonal they make great gifts, even to yourself. Get down and dirty with Mondo Erotica, or just plain naughty with City of Pleasure: Paris Between […]

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The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

Nicholas Viscardi aka Nick Cardy (1920-2013) was a comicbook artist that I rarely came across when young. I think the transition from DC Comics to Marvel, so many titles, not enough pocket money and the absence of credits in the former never joined the dots as to who he was. In recent years, I have […]

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War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

From the opening chapters of Tochi Onyebuchi’s novel, ‘War Girls’, you wouldn’t think there was a civil war going on between the Nigerians and Biafrans in 2172. In fact, you learn more about the war situation from the cover slip about the climate change and nuclear wars that made a large part of the planet […]

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