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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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SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!

SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2017 Awards – Winners Announced!     UK, London – Friday 5th May 2017 – As another successful SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival draws to a close this Saturday (6th May) we are excited to announce 2017’s festival award winners. This year’s competitions included the extremely popular ’48 Hour Film Challenge’ which requires all […]

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

May 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

Birmingham Comics Festival has announced that on Saturday 24th June, Birmingham City University will play host to the Birmingham Comic Art Show. The Birmingham Comic Art Show will feature an exhibition of original and rare comic book art; exhibitors offering publications, with rare books and original art; demonstrations & workshops; a range of panel discussions, interviews with guests […]

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Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

Hello everyone, Another month of not knowing what is going to be chucked our way that could influence what I write here. A general election in the UK or a nuclear war elsewhere. I’m still wondering when the alien invasion is going to happen? Everything else seems to be happening and reality owes us one […]

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Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

Early this month, I had a modem failure in my laptop. I get a lot of electrical interference in my area, only this one finally nobbled both its modem and a range extender, which I suspect as probably too close to computer and it got blitzed as well which I discovered much later. One cannot […]

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Time Out: a short story, by at least a year either way, by: GF Willmetts.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time Out: a short story, by at least a year either way, by: GF Willmetts.

Ever since and probably before, Man has had problems with working out the time on this little planet we call Earth. Every nation had their own attempts at it from time to time. We can’t avoid talking about time in all aspects of what we do, hence its importance in getting it right. Things came […]

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

Something that becomes apparent from reading this book, ‘NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017’ by Ralph Lorenz, is how far our computer technology has advanced since the spacecraft/probe was sent to Saturn. I suspect it’s going to haunt ever more space missions the further we send them. The name ‘Cassini-Hyygens’ is derived from two 17th […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988) (part 2 of 5) (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988)  (part 2 of 5)  (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

Just so you keep the numbers straight in your head, this is number two not eleven. There were only ever four ‘Phantasm’ films. The follow-up, again written and directed by Don Coscarelli with pretty much the same cast bar one who got older as the first film was filmed 9 years later. It’s a little […]

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Doctor Who, season 10, episode 3: Thin Ice by Sarah Dolland.

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who, season 10, episode 3: Thin Ice by Sarah Dolland.

From here in there are spoilers! I’ve been very down on the first two episodes of this season but ‘Thin Ice’ is a marked step up in keeping my attention. The TARDIS has brought the Doctor (actor Peter Capaldi) and Bill Potts (actress Pearl Mackie) to 18th century London where a Frost Fair is being […]

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Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall (book review).

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall (book review).

‘Making The Magic Happen’ has nothing to do with conjuring but as the sub-title of Peter D. Marshall’s book proclaims, ‘The Art And Craft Of Film Direction’. In many ways, this book feels like a supplement to the previous book, ‘Producer To Producer’, this month as Marshall explores the film making organisation process as a […]

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