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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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Back Issue # 101 December 2017 (magazine review)

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 101 December 2017   (magazine review)

As the top header of Back Issue # 101 proclaims, this is their ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Issue’, although I suspect calling it ‘Back Issue Goes Pop’ would be closer to the mark. Essentially, this edition looks at all the pop connections to the world of comics that haven’t been covered in earlier issues. Those are […]

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Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review)

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker  (book review)

Being in my early teens in 1970 and the school swot on the space program, I was aware of the problems with the Apollo 13 expedition to the Moon and the problems they had. Hence when a film drama was made on the subject in 1995, I paid less attention other than a few clips […]

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Unlearning To Draw (Learning To See book 4) by Peter Jenny (book review)

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unlearning To Draw (Learning To See book 4) by Peter Jenny  (book review)

‘Unlearning To Draw’ is probably the most advanced of these ‘Learning To See’ books but does have a fatal flaw for people like me. Peter Jenny thinks everyone has family photo albums that you can draw (sic) upon to use as your models. If you haven’t, can I suggest an alternative and you start collecting […]

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Exclusive trailer: Crisis On Earth X

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Exclusive trailer: Crisis On Earth X

The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will join forces in a crossover event called “Crisis on Earth X.” The four-way crossover will air across two nights Monday, Nov. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 28 on The CW. For this crossover event, Arrow will air on a special night Monday at 9 p.m. PT/ET following Supergirl, while the other DC shows will […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (Blu-ray film review)

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)   (Blu-ray film review)

All right, I must admit I’m probably one of the last people on this planet to watch ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. Blame personal budget. I can’t buy everything at once and the thought that there might be a special edition did play in the back of my mind that perhaps I ought to […]

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Drawing Techniques (Learning To See book 2) by Peter Jenny (book review)

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drawing Techniques (Learning To See book 2) by Peter Jenny    (book review)

The title, ‘Drawing Techniques’ is a bit of a misnomer because Peter Jenny’s second book in his ‘Learning To See’ is out to liberate your ability to scribble and doddle. That is until you reach chapter 12 and you start building the basic shapes of square, cube, triangle, pyramid, circle and sphere, the basis for […]

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The Thing (1982) (Blu-ray film review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Thing (1982)  (Blu-ray film review)

Of the films from 1982, John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is up there for one of the scariest films to watch on a cold winter night even if its original release was in the middle of the summer amid a lot of now other famous films that year, including ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘E.T.’. Being released amongst […]

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The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man by Roy Thomas (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man by Roy Thomas (book review).

As with ‘The Little Book Of The Avengers’, ‘The Little Book Of The Amazing Spider-Man’ follows a similar pattern of showing a lot of covers and interiors of your favourite neighbourhood webslinger. Unlike the Avengers, with only one character to focus, there is a better concentration on events and, indeed, we get several pages from […]

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Lucifer Episode Review: Recap ‘Off The Record’ by Steven Bereznai (TV episode examination).

November 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lucifer Episode Review: Recap ‘Off The Record’ by Steven Bereznai (TV episode examination).

I was once told that if you want a winning pitch for a new show pitch, it should go like this: it’s about a BLANK and a BLANK…dramatic pause…AND THEY SOLVE CRIME! It’s such a cliché that I groaned when I heard the premise of the show ‘Lucifer’. The devil comes to Earth and pairs […]

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Orbit Ever After: SF Short Film (a Dust exclusive premiere).

November 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Orbit Ever After: SF Short Film (a Dust exclusive premiere).

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn’t easy to follow your heart – especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!

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