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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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Fashion Illustration: Inspiration And Technique by Anna Kiper (book review).

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fashion Illustration: Inspiration And Technique by Anna Kiper (book review).

When I can fit them in, I try to fit in some art technique books. As I’m focusing on improving how I draw clothes, it’s inevitable I will look at artbooks that focus on fashion and picked this one up in the summer, flicked the pages and was immensely impressed with Anna Kiper’s art technique […]

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Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

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Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

As the title ‘Mississipi Roll’ of the latest ‘Wild Cards’ book should point out, this mosaic blend of six stories has gone down to the deep south. Actually, it’s on the Mississippi steamboat Natchez as its crew discover that its management now want to dock it and just use it as a casino so they […]

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Publisher TwoMorrows Having Their Merry Mag Sale For Pre-2017 Mags.

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Publisher TwoMorrows Having Their Merry Mag Sale For Pre-2017 Mags.

66% off has to be a bargain and you’ve read the reviews here first. http://www.twomorrows.com/ Now through New Year’s Day, get 36-66% OFF all pre-2017 magazines at www.twomorrows.com! If you’ve been waiting for a big holiday sale from TwoMorrows, this is it! Complete your collection for as little as $2 per magazine! Word or warning: Many older issues are selling out […]

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

Hello everyone Something that came out of Ridley Scott’s commentary for the ‘Alien: Covenant’ film and other film commentaries recently is the directors’ feelings that viewers need something ‘spectacular’ in their SF films. The problem is this goes against what makes a Science Fiction film a Science Fiction film. This isn’t a matter of stereotyping […]

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The End Is Nigh: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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The End Is Nigh: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

People live with their nightmares. Often not telling other people to spare their lives. Blissful ignorance is better than blind panic. A few of us know but we choose to keep it quiet. Especially me. I hadn’t even intended to discover this. All I was out to do was to create a communication device that […]

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The Thing: another world dissection and briefing by: GF Willmetts.

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The Thing: another world dissection and briefing by: GF Willmetts.

The options for moving from planet to planet are generally put down to two choices. You go yourself with all that means in preserving your life or you send something representing you. A mechanical avatar is all well and good but it is also unlikely to relay information back to the home planet and if […]

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Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks by David Whitaker (DVD TV series review).

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Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks by David Whitaker (DVD TV series review).

I guess if you never saw the first ‘Doctor Who’ story, ‘The Power Of The Daleks’ starring Patrick Troughton, seeing the animated version is probably going to be the only way. Unlike the odd animated episode inclusion in other stories where episodes are missing, this runs for the entire 6 episodes and they can’t just […]

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The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of Captain America (book review).

With the success of the ‘Captain America’ films, it makes sense that there would be a ‘Little Book’ devoted to him. It also helps that Roy Thomas is an expert on the Golden Age that spawned him and we see samples of Cap’s life around the start of World War Two as Steve Rogers is […]

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The Music Of ITC (CD review).

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Music Of ITC (CD review).

‘The Music Of ITC’ has original recordings of the music from 16 ITC TV series from the 1960s-1970s. 18 actually if you recognise there was a different theme music for the hour long ‘Danger Man’ and the colour version of ‘The Saint’ series. Some of them, like ‘The Champions’ already reviewed his month, have their […]

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The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

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The British Superhero by Chris Murray (book review).

I have to confess to being a little confused when I started reading Chris Murray’s book, ‘The British Superhero’ when there is so much emphasis on American comicbook history. It isn’t as though comics were a new invention over here and even Murray says our settings hardly lent themselves to the skyscraper cities of the […]

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