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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 Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

With Adrian J. Walker’s latest book, ‘The Last Dog On Earth’, you are sort of thrown in at the deep end in working out what is going on. Mostly because you’re introduced to the first person or should I say first dog thoughts of Lineker the dog and, yes, he is named after someone who […]

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Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

OK, in recent reviews of film books, we’ve covered many topics but not this one in as much detail. Ric Viers is a sound effects specialist and with this book, ‘Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens’, he is going to describe how to create the noises needed for films to be dubbed in. […]

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

Reading this morning that actor Richard Anderson had died at the age of 91 is a reminder of how time is passing for actors from our childhood. Having read his book, ‘Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir’ last year, he was typical of old Hollywood of never having a bad word to say about anyone but […]

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

You can never get past the fact that time flies and how quickly it passes. With this ‘Back Issue’, we look back 25 years to the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as well as the comicbook series that used it as its source material. It also brought the likes of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in […]

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

Another edition of ‘Illustrators’ and even a casual flip through shows there is a variety of art styles. We start off with no less than James Gurney, him of ‘Dinotopia’ fame for 30 pages. I’ve seen some of his work before but it’s always nice to see it again plus many I haven’t seen here […]

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

I like covering maths books from time to time and this one is going to be useful for you and your sprogs. You’re not only shown how to do it but the algebraic formulas so you can apply the sums quickly. There’s a lot to digest here but if you learn only a few of […]

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Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

Will Murray is an expert on Doc Savage. I mean a real expert, having written many articles on the subject and his book, ‘Writings In Bronze’, features 50 of them, 5 new to this volume. The opening article is also the biggest, exploring the man behind the publishing company pen-name Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent. It […]

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3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen Vol. 7 (DVD films review).

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen Vol. 7 (DVD films review).

If you want to watch rare old films then this series of ‘Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen’ is worth investigating. I picked up the seventh volume mainly because I read about a couple of these films earlier in the year. Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959) 62 minute b&w film This edition of the […]

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Comic Book Creator #15 Summer 2017 (magazine review).

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #15 Summer 2017 (magazine review).

I think the biggest shock in reading the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator was in Jon Cooke’s editorial that Bernie Wrightson died in March and Rich Buckler in May. Both solid comicbook artists in different ways and likely to be both missed by us older fans. Cooke has promised more in later issues. For […]

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Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin (book review).

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin (book review).

Now here’s an odd scenario. In her book, ‘Reel Vulnerability’, Sarah Hagelin’s opening examples are going to be pretty difficult to locate at a cheap price. I looked up the Barbara Stanwyck 1950 film ‘The Furies’ which is still a little pricy either side of the pond after a 2008 DVD release, let alone Marlon […]

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