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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 Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

I came across this book, ‘The Art Of Brian Bolland’ and ‘Bolland Strips’, via The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators Special’ late last year and bought both and, considering their age, still in mint condition. Presumably, those who want them, got them and the rest didn’t know about them. From the looks of things, I’m reading them […]

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Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

May 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

Interestingly, rather than focusing on artists who painted or illustrated pirate stories, David Ashford does a history trip through the entire genre as first developed in the UK. Much of the mythology is based on the artistic endeavours of Howard Pyle that brought pirates to life. Seeing how the many other illustrators and painters do […]

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Batman: Harley Quinn (graphic novel review).

May 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Harley Quinn (graphic novel review).

I’d seen the Alex Ross cover of Harley Quinn and the Joker before but not where it was used until I came across this graphic novel, ‘Batman: Harley Quinn’, featuring 7 stories across her career. It’s also a good way to get a sampling of her stories and to see how she has developed across […]

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Editorial – May 2020 : Sanity is not helped by boredom.

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Editorial – May 2020  :   Sanity is not helped by boredom.

Hello everyone I’m beginning to wonder if I should greet you by saying, ‘Hello survivors’. A scary note that the world is dividing into those who haven’t caught coronavirus and waiting on the off-chance that they might get it, those who had coronavirus and survived and then…you see the problem. Three choices to choose from, […]

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A Demonstration Of Practical Armageddon : a Moppi story by; GF Willmetts

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A Demonstration Of Practical Armageddon  :  a Moppi story by; GF Willmetts

Given the choice between them being nice or being tortured, I’d go for being nice every time. At least, I could say no over a meal and a drink. I moved gently, trying to avoid groaning and pleasing the camera in the corner watching me. Let them think I was a lot tougher than I […]

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The Lone Scientist Superstar : an article by: GF Willmetts

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The Lone Scientist Superstar  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Back in the day, it was the likes of the solitary hero/scientist coming to the rescue against all calamity, especially in films with disasters and giant monsters tearing up the landscape. There is a logic in this because if you had the team effort, then you can’t be rooting for any particular character and lead […]

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Back Issue # 103 April 2018 (magazine review)

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Back Issue # 103 April 2018    (magazine review)

By one of those quirks of getting lost in the post or something, I didn’t actually get a copy of Back Issue # 103 so only now getting my own copy and getting around to it. The subject focus is on editors and the problems they have to resolve. The opening article, ‘How I Defeated […]

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Batman: Gothic: Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison and Klaus Janson (graphic novel review).

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Batman: Gothic: Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison and Klaus Janson (graphic novel review).

Much of Grant Morrison’s work at DC Comics was after I dropped out of comic reading. The original material for ‘Batman: Gothic’ was in Legends Of The Dark Knight # 6-10 in 1990 and although I collected the title back then, it wasn’t until I got this graphic novel that I found that out. Little […]

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Back Issue #71 April 2014 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #71 April 2014 (magazine review).

Oddly, I selected this issue of ‘Back Issue’ because of Clea, as drawn by Arthur Adams, on the cover. You do have to wonder where are the hairdressers in the Dark Dimension for the niece of Dormammu? Actually, this ‘Back Issue’, as the bottom of the cover indicates, is a look at tryouts, one-shots and […]

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Wonder Woman: The Once And Future Story by Trina Robbins, Colleen Doran and Jackson Guice (graphic novel review).

April 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman: The Once And Future Story by Trina Robbins, Colleen Doran and Jackson Guice (graphic novel review).

I came across ‘Wonder Woman: The Once And Future Story’ by Trina Robbins, Colleen Doran and Jackson Guice through one of TwoMorrow magazines and looked it up. Oddly, Wonder Woman is a peripheral character in this 1998 graphic novel. An antique cairn is found on a farm in Ireland and a message sent to Wonder […]

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