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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 # 18 (magazine review)

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 18  (magazine review)

My usual page flick of the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ quickly revealed that it this isn’t a normal edition. If anything, it’s darn right cartoony. Hardly surprising when the opener is ‘Mad’ caricature artist Mort Drucker. Over the years, you’ve probably seen his art but not put a name to his drew them. Drucker was […]

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Back Issue # 96 June 2017 (magazine review)

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 96 June 2017  (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to the sixty issues of ‘Marvel Fanfare’. In his interview, Al ‘Editori-Al’ Milgrom explains how it came to be. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter at the time explained to Milgrom that they advertising money wasn’t going to production so a direct distribution comic was possible without adverts, so they went […]

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NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 (All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review)

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 (All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker  (book review)

In many respects, I have always wondered why Haynes left a look at NASA’s Mercury Program until last of their space books. At least, I’m assuming it’s the last. Without these early space flights, none of the rest would have been possible. Back in the late 1950s and start of the 1960s, there were all […]

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Draw! # 33 Spring 2017 (magazine review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Draw! # 33 Spring 2017  (magazine review)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise from ‘Draw!’s cover that the first 40 pages are devoted to an interview with Bill Sienkiewicz and editor Mike Manley which is mostly shop talk about techniques and equipment. On the latter, it’s interesting to discover that’s been a drop in quality standards for pens and paper in America. […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

No holy orders, no confessions, from here in there are spoilers! Anything I say about this story or rather stories is going to be spoiler, so forgive me if I go into broad terms. There are two stories here. The first is about who is in the vault and it should come as no surprise […]

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The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent (book review)

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent   (book review)

Jeremy Lent’s book title, ‘The Patterning Instinct’, sounds like a book on knitting but makes more sense from its sub-title, ‘A Cultural History Of Humanity’s Search For Meaning’. Lent’s perspective is to look at humanity from a historical point of view and what it all means. Also, if you’re looking for the meaning of life, […]

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Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

The cream at the top of the latest ‘Alter Ego’ magazine has to be the interview with the extremely prolific comicbook writer, Doug Moench. If you’ve ever read Marvel’s ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ you can tell how his various artists rose to his writing. Richard J. Arndt’s interview covers Moench’s career through to his time […]

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2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed Kendal, 17th May 2017: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to reveal its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie, Jason LaTour, Brendan […]

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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Blu-ray horror film review).

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Blu-ray horror film review).

Odd thing. The blu-ray version of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ is 91 minutes long and the DVD version is 80 or 88 minutes depending where you look. Make of that as you will, I’m reviewing the blu-ray version. I’m a little behind watching the ‘Underworld’ films and this is the fifth in series. Fortunately, there is […]

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Radiate (Book Three in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review)

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Radiate (Book Three in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins   (book review)

C.A. Higgins’ novel ‘Radiate’ is now twice removed from the first book in the series, ‘Lightless’, where there was a revolution brewing in our Solar system’s populated planets and moons. Even further then the sequel, ‘Supernova’, where the leader of the revolution faces her apparent demise. None of this is helped with no proper recap […]

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