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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 Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner  (book review)

Editors Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner assert in the introduction that of all the comicbook villains, the Joker stands head and shoulders as the most memorable. I imagine he has a laugh about that, too. The runner-up is Marvel’s Magneto, so it would be interesting to see a serious book on the magnetic […]

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The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells  (book review)

For those who are looking at the title, ‘The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture’ and wondering what ‘bestiary’ means, it’s the examination of animals. In this case, animated animals and, especially in its origins in the early cartoons and why they were favoured instead of humans was it being easier to animate. For those […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

Time stretches out for that cybernetic moment so from here in there are spoilers! The premise for the opening of this story is clever. The Doctor wants to see if he’s reformed Missy and gives her a chance for some humane moments and lets the TARDIS choose a place for this in an emergency. As […]

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Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review).

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review).

I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […]

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HERE’S WHAT Papercutz ARE UP TO AT ALA 17 June 23-25 2017!

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
HERE’S WHAT Papercutz ARE UP TO AT ALA 17 June 23-25 2017!

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE UP TO AT ALA 17! JUNE 23-25 Hi Friend of Papercutz, This weekend Papercutz is headed to the Windy City for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference! Below you will find Papercutz’s schedule, so make sure to pop over to Booth 1319 and say “Hello!” FRIDAY (Preview Day) 5:30 AM – 6:15 PM […]

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Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

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Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn  (book review)

‘Transformation’ is the final book in James Gunn’s trilogy and Asha and her companions are exploring the Transcendental Machine and transversing the galaxy with the little problem of threat at the back of their minds that when they finally get home, the Federation is likely to have them killed. The last spaceship who volunteered and […]

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Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West  (book review)

It’s odd that I haven’t come across any of the other books by Thomas G. West because he specialises in the genius mind. With ‘Seeing What Others Cannot See’, the sub-title, ‘The Hidden Advantages Of Visual Thinkers And Differently Wired Brains’ gives what this book is all about. Namely, key scientists have a stronger sense […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 10. The Eaters Of Light by Rona Munro

June 17, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 10. The Eaters Of Light by Rona Munro

Into the depths of 2nd century Scotland from here in there are spoilers! From the start of this story, you do have to wonder where did Missy go but more of that later. The Doctor takes Bill and Nardole into the past to look for the 9th Roman Legion, although knows they’ve pillaged and gone. […]

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Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

From the start, I am reading ‘Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition’ prior to its disk release let alone seeing the film. As that won’t be until the autumn at the earliest, I’m assuming the regular selective amnesia will take effect for me not to dwell on what I already know. There are snippets of […]

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