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Ewan McGregor to appear in new Star Wars project as Obi-Wan Kenobi (news).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ewan McGregor to appear in new Star Wars project as Obi-Wan Kenobi (news).

You might have thought that actor Ewan McGregor was all done with his prequel appearances as wise jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, but no! The Mouse has lured him back for another tilt at the Star Wars universe. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7361729/Ewan-McGregor-set-RETURN-Star-Wars-signs-reprise-role-Obi-Wan-Kenobi.html The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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Idiot burglars steal massive comic-book collection; unknowingly try to sell back to victim.

August 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Idiot burglars steal massive comic-book collection; unknowingly try to sell back to victim.

Stupid thieves try to sell rare stolen comic-book collection back to its victim owner without realising (and are quickly busted). https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2019/08/12/burglary-suspects-foiled-by-meddling-comic-book-store-owner The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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A Letter Column In The Kingdom Of SFCrowsnest

July 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Letter Column In The Kingdom Of SFCrowsnest

We’ve been debating for a long time to have a letters column on SFCrowsnest, aside from our comments to particular subjects or reviews, without compromising our security measures. You’d hate to see how many virus attacks we ward off on a weekly basis. As such, this will be treated as an experiment and if it […]

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So You Really Want To Write An SF Story? : an update by: GF WIllmetts

July 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
So You Really Want To Write An SF Story?  : an update by: GF WIllmetts

You like Science Fiction? You read Science Fiction? You eat Science Fiction? If you could get it in a bottle, then you’d probably drink it down neat or through a straw. You think you can write Science Fiction? Hmmmm!!! Are all these thoughts conflicting? Chances are that you’ve read some pretty naff material and had […]

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One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions : instructions by GF Willmetts

July 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions  : instructions by GF Willmetts

This is an experiment on the website for all of you writers and neo-writers out there. One of the criticisms that I raise when working my way through our slush pile is that writers need to learn how to tell a story with a limited word count, like short stories, to make everything count and […]

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The Guide To Better Grammar: from the harrowed hand of GF Willmetts.

July 21, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
The Guide To Better Grammar: from the harrowed hand of GF Willmetts.

It’s been long-overdue for me to bring the various guidelines to the current SFC website. Much of below was written in 2012 but things like grammar never go away. Some of the opening points apply to general submissions. The grammar aspect is something that shows you know the basic elements of writing well. In the […]

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Editorial – July 2019 : All hail the geek outsider.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2019  :   All hail the geek outsider.

Hello everyone Having reviewed ‘The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder’ this month, I was amazed how many were still active and how the press hasn’t raised much issue about them in a few years. Of course, there is still the distinction as to what makes a ‘cult’. […]

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Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

June 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

Hello everyone On the 12 May 2019, the year given for posterity and in case you’re reading this editorial much later, Outlook/Hotmail failed to send out messages but did receive them. I did all the standard checks from making sure the router was getting a clear signal by turning it on & off and even […]

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Editorial – December 2018 : Brave New World.

December 2, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – December 2018 :  Brave New World.

Hello everyone Trying to find some topic to end the year on in the editorial has been hard this time around. With the world falling apart, it has a feeling of being Nero playing his violin or whatever he was doing back then as Rome burns if I write something too light. Mind you, that […]

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Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

Mars. Our nearest planetary neighbour and yet only recently properly explored in the last 30 years and all by machine. The latest Haynes book, ‘Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present’ by David M. Harland is out to give its real life and fictional history and how the two crossed […]

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