Sven Scheurer (10 September 1964 – 09 September 2018): a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

We were informed by SFcrowsnest contributor and writer Sven Scheurer’s widow, Heidi, that he died unexpectedly on 9th September 2018.

He had told me he’d been ill recently but was getting back into the swing of reviews.

Some of our chats often centred on the contrast on living in Germany where he was born and in Scotland and the weather in Winter. Sven found that Scotland was warmer than his birthplace.

Apart from reviewing, he was a translator and this was also an area of contrast between German and English and how the grammar differs did give me some grasp of the differences.

Sven will be sorely missed and our condolences to his wife.


Geoff Willmetts

September 2018

[Note from Stephen: Sven’s wide body of work with SFcrowsnest is available to peruse over at – have a read and raise a glass in Sven’s memory]


Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 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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