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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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The Art Of Frozen by Charles Solomon (book review)

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Frozen by Charles Solomon  (book review)

Despite the film ‘Frozen’ coming out in 2013, I only saw it on TV last Yuletide, mostly turned away by all the hype surrounding it, not to mention me thinking I probably wasn’t the target audience. I was pleasantly surprised, not to mentioning realising it was the plot of ‘The Snow Queen’ at how good […]

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The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (book review)

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings  (book review)

Just in case you don’t know what ‘The Blacker The Ink’ edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings subject matter is concerned with, I included the sub-title, ‘Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art’. In other words, the presence of our dark-skinned kin in the comicbooks. Don’t expect this book to be comprehensive […]

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Doctor Who: Survival: music by Dominic Glyn (CD review)

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Survival: music by Dominic Glyn   (CD review)

It felt rather weird having a CD from the near beginning of ‘Doctor Who’ with the Daleks and then this one, ‘Doctor Who: Survival’ by Dominic Glyn from the end of the original run together, although the release date for each was weeks apart. You couldn’t get more of a contrast in how composers had […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook (book review)

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook   (book review)

I’ve spoken in the past about the quality of Japanese books, especially when it comes down to their love of the Century 21 product. This also extends to the latest CGI version. I came across this book, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook’, some time ago but had to figure out how to find one being […]

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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson (graphic novel review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson  (graphic novel review)

Now how much to say about the plot of this mammoth book without becoming spoiler. This is some time after Batman and Superman battled in the previous older ‘Dark Knight’ adventure. Bruce Wayne is thought to be dead and Carrie poses as him from time to time. Superman has gone into a meditative mood in […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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Doctor Who: The Daleks: music by Tristram Cary (CD review)

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Daleks: music by Tristram Cary  (CD review)

‘Doctor Who: The Daleks’ is the original music in episode order from the second ‘Doctor Who’ story as composed by Tristram Cary. As such, much of these musical pieces are snippets between dialogue. Unlike modern day (am I actually calling today ‘modern’ 54 years later?), the music rarely if ever overlapped the talking. If you’re […]

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Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

I picked up Ron Tiner’s book, ‘Drawing From Your Imagination’, some time ago and only got around to reading it now. His key emphasis is on drawing from life as much as possible and practice every day which is sound advice. Sometimes, it’s only a matter of flash drawing, the artist equivalent of a flash […]

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IDW News New York Comic Convention 06 October 2017

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW News New York Comic Convention   06 October  2017

Superstar Creators John Byrne and Walter Simonson To Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th in a Special NYCC Panel 1,300 pieces of Kirby Original Art to be featured Both Writer/Artists Will Also Sign Comics at IDW Publishing Booth San Diego, CA (September 13, 2017) – Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the […]

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Other Stories’ is a pocket-sized addition to Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ series of books. Fitting in between books 1 and 2, we’re presented with a few extra stories and further details to fill in a few gaps that have occurred along the way. The titular novella, which occupies a little […]

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