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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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The Problem With Synths: an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Problem With Synths: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I have no desire to put spoilers in this article. The fact that season 3 of ‘Humans’ hasn’t quite finished as I put the finishing touches to this article and some revelations on Thursday night might out some of the thoughts here contrary. More so as Max crushes Anatole, however, this doesn’t change the nature […]

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Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

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Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Kathy-Jo? What’s my schedule for this week?’ ‘The usual, Mr. President.’ ‘With who? Any long time out of the office.’ ‘You’re in Washington all this week, sir.’ ‘No emergency summits?’ ‘Only if you plan any international embargoes.’ ‘Not this week. I’ve covered all my election promises now, haven’t I?’ ‘Only a few minor ones left, […]

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Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

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Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

In some respects, Jacqueline B. Frost’s book title, ‘Cinematography For Directors’ could be seen as a bit of a misnomer. What the content is all about is the role of the director of photography (DP) or cinematographer to the director of the film rather than turn the director into a DP. Hence the sub-title, ‘A […]

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RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

‘RetroFan’ covers have been in the TwoMorrows promotion literature for some time. Unlike their more comicbook-orientated magazines, this one focuses on TV and merchandise of not only super-heroes but also anything that would have ‘cult’ interest associated with it. So, if you’re been watching TV since the 1960s and much of American product has appeared […]

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Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman by Richard Kirby (book review).

June 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman by Richard Kirby (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Richard Kirby’s book, ‘Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman’ other than the fact that this was a revised edition of his attempt at getting actress Carole Ann Ford’s photo/autograph from ‘Doctor Who’, which is not really a spoiler as he shows it in the opening chapter. His main ambition […]

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Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

Don’t watch if you’re pregnant with a nervous disposition. Today DUST released its first exclusive sci-fi original short “Bad Peter” from director Zach Strauss. This short starring Frankie Shaw (SMILF) follows an expecting mother forced into a humiliating birthing regiment by her personal automated assistant who thinks it knows what’s best for her and her […]

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The Comedy Of Terrors/The Raven (DVD review).

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Comedy Of Terrors/The Raven (DVD review).

I should point out that you can get both of these films separately or even as part of other collections, so you aren’t limited to choice on how you get them or which region issue. The Comedy Of Terrors (1964) 83 minutes cast: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Joe E. Brown,Basil Rathbone […]

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The Raven (Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series book 3) by Eunice Sudak (book review)

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Raven (Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series book 3) by Eunice Sudak (book review)

I chose ‘The Raven’ from BearManor Media’s ‘Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series’ books mainly because I was familiar with this 1963 film. Just in case you don’t know, its three stars were Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff with Hazel Court, Olive Sturges and Jack Nicholson in supporting roles. It was one of the […]

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Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

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Comic Book Creator #17 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

It should hardly come as a surprise to seeing the cover of Comic Book Creator # 17 that the key subject is Wallace Allan Wood, occasionally called Wally, which he detested, preferring to be called Woody. From a British perspective, we tend to shorten forenames as a sign of endearment but some names tend to […]

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Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Ah! A writer after my own heart. Cancer immunologist/writer Mark C. Glassy uses his book, ‘Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema’, to explore how real science was used in SF films can date when they were made and the accuracy to their display. These articles first appeared in the American […]

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