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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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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

November 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

It’s hard to believe that the original ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ TV series is now 50 years old. If anything, I’m surprised it’s taken so long for Haynes to do the ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual’. It would hardly be remiss of me to remind people that much of the history […]

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The Artist’s Eye (Learning To See book 1) by Peter Jenny (book review).

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Artist’s Eye (Learning To See book 1) by Peter Jenny (book review).

As I commented when I review Peter Jenny’s third book ‘Figure Drawing’ in this ‘Learning To See’ series last month, his books are designed to stir up the creativity in you, even if you haven’t had any formal art lessons or at least any that have sank in. The first book in the series, ‘The […]

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Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

I doubt if anyone today has read all the SF stories that are currently out there. We might have specialisation and know all of them in a particular sub-section but even that depends on the number of years to read. I know more about SF from the ‘Golden Age’ but back in the 1960s-80s, it […]

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The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review).

The worse thing when opening this book is realising that in the nature of its small size that it won’t open fully without damaging the spine, which is a shame as it contains so much information about Marvel’s team, the Avengers. The book does open better the further you get into the book but it […]

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Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

If you want a book to read in the early dark mornings then ‘Considering Watchmen’ by Andrew Hoberek would better there than in bright summer light. Any book about the 12 part turned graphic novel opus ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons needs the right mood to get into it. In many respects if […]

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Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

November 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Illustrators’ is devoted to Russian artists. As such, we see the work from their homeland which makes an interesting contrast to other material we’ve seen in the past. The opening section is devoted to a group of artists called ‘The Wanderers’ or Iterants who in the mid-19th century, instead of relying on […]

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The Shining for Halloween.

October 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shining for Halloween.

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Editorial – Nov 2017: The royal ‘we’.

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Editorial – Nov 2017: The royal ‘we’.

  Hello everyone OK, before the editorial, you might have noticed that we’ve changed suffixes. Our previous server, for the third time, turned us off for using so much of their resources without telling us. Considering we’re still second only to the SyFi Channel for SF on the Net, in some respects this just confirms […]

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Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

We only have ourselves to blame. It was once said that computer tech was revised every 18 months and we all moved along with the updates, often forgetting some things in the rush. We felt ourselves quite proud when we got it down to a year. Of course, the punters, that you folk, couldn’t always […]

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Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

One of the most drastic types of super-humans are the pliable ones. They are also in small number with the most famous being Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic at Marvel, at DC Comics, Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man and Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian aka Plastic Man still around. Rita Farr aka Elasti-Girl, in her original […]

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