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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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Electric Dreams Episode 5: Real Life (TV episode review)

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 5: Real Life  (TV episode review)

Have a holiday in your own home try Real Life. This latest episode of ‘Electric Dreams’ in based on the story ‘Exhibit Piece’ and if you watch and listen carefully there are some little acknowledgements to the story written in 1954 by Phillip K. Dick, including a request for the Cold War Combo which happens […]

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Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

Now here’s a book that will open different doors, depending on your interest in ‘Star Trek’ and real science and technology. Amongst the photos from the various ‘Star Trek’ series and films and from our reality, Ethan Siegel’s book, ‘Star Trek: Treknology’, looks at the fictional technology against how it would be done or has […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez (book review).

It should hardly be surprising that the second volume of Didier Ghez’ book ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One)’, much of the focus in on ‘Fantasia’ (1940). When I saw it for the first time in the early 1960s, I wasn’t entirely sure, outside […]

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The Expanse Season One (DVD TV series).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Expanse Season One (DVD TV series).

With the recent interview on site with Jeremy Benning, director of photography on ‘The Expanse’, I thought it was about time that I watched the first season. Probably the biggest problem was identifying who was who, not helped by a little lack of name usage to help build up a picture of the characters. It […]

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Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

‘Filmmaking For Change’ has nothing to do with creating films on the cheap ie small change. Well, maybe, when you read some films have been created for as little as $30,000 although costing more in distribution and advertising to ensure its out there and needs to be added to this budget. I should point out […]

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Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jim Shooter Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

I have a lot of respect for Jim Shooter. I was a fan of his ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ tales, which he started writing at the age of 13 to give financial support to his family. When he was older, he was employed by Marvel where he became its editor-in-chief mostly by being last man standing. […]

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The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

I did think when I was shown this book, ‘The Year Of The Geek’ by James Clarke, that it was supposed to be like a diary and you had to read one page a day. It’s not. At least this way, you won’t have to wait until next year for me to finish reading the […]

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2017 Sunburst award winners.

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Sunburst award winners.

The Sunburst Awards have announced their winners for 2017. The winner of the 2017 Sunburst Award for Adult Fiction is Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey (Thomas Dunne Books). The Sunburst Jury noted, “In her debut novel, Claire Humphrey shows us a world of magic existing in the shadow of Queen Street bars […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s by Didier Ghez (book review).

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s by Didier Ghez (book review).

Didier Ghez in his introduction to ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s’ that his books aren’t going to focus on the well-known Disney animators but on the concept designers. The people who designed what the animators brought to life. That should make you stop and think if […]

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The Genius Plague by David Walton (book review).

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Genius Plague by David Walton (book review).

Paul Johns is a mycologist, seeking rare fungi in the Amazon. On the boat back to civilisation, it is attacked and the people on board are killed by pirates but he and a girl manage to escape and do a 50 mile trek back although barely can remember what happened. Meanwhile, back in the USA, […]

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