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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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Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

November 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Illustrators’ is devoted to Russian artists. As such, we see the work from their homeland which makes an interesting contrast to other material we’ve seen in the past. The opening section is devoted to a group of artists called ‘The Wanderers’ or Iterants who in the mid-19th century, instead of relying on […]

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The Shining for Halloween.

October 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shining for Halloween.

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Editorial – Nov 2017: The royal ‘we’.

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Editorial – Nov 2017: The royal ‘we’.

  Hello everyone OK, before the editorial, you might have noticed that we’ve changed suffixes. Our previous server, for the third time, turned us off for using so much of their resources without telling us. Considering we’re still second only to the SyFi Channel for SF on the Net, in some respects this just confirms […]

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Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

We only have ourselves to blame. It was once said that computer tech was revised every 18 months and we all moved along with the updates, often forgetting some things in the rush. We felt ourselves quite proud when we got it down to a year. Of course, the punters, that you folk, couldn’t always […]

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Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

One of the most drastic types of super-humans are the pliable ones. They are also in small number with the most famous being Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic at Marvel, at DC Comics, Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man and Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian aka Plastic Man still around. Rita Farr aka Elasti-Girl, in her original […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT – all in the size!

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT  – all in the size!

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (pub: Head Of Zeus. 447 page enlarged paper backback. Price: £ 8.99. ISBN: 978-1-78497-851-8) check out websites: www.headofzeus.com released: 05 October 2017

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Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

I’m beginning to think some of the publicists know my tastes better than me sometimes. The inclusion of this tiny book, ‘Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3)’ by Peter Jenny was because of my interest in promoting creativity. An important asset in our genre that we need to encourage in the next generation or […]

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The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

There are some books that I wish had when I was young, mostly because we never had such visual representations that allowed so much comparison, like seeing the boiling points of elements collectively in their series. It would certainly have been easier to remember. Tom Jackson’s book, ‘The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The […]

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Passengers (2016) (DVD film review).

October 27, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Passengers (2016) (DVD film review).

In many respects, ‘Passengers’ is a great Science Fiction film. After an accident, the starship Avalon carrying hibernating humans accidently revives Jim Preston (actor Chris Pratt) ninety years too soon. All the facilities open up but he can’t waken the crew. He does have the robot barman Arthur (actor Michael Sheen) to talk to. After […]

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Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

Another batch of cosplayers, this time from the New York ComicCons where photographer Andrew Boyle didn’t need much persuading to get to them to pose and even got some comments from some of them as to why they are into cosplay. It’s getting easier to understand why this niche is growing in fandom circles and […]

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