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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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How To Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design (book review)

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design   (book review)

With so much emphasis on costume or cos play associated with media conventions whenever coverage is given on the Internet, I thought it might be useful to review and point out some books that might help those of you who might want to take the first steps or for those who just want to learn […]

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Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir (book review).

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir (book review).

One only has to see a photo of actor Richard Anderson and say, ‘Oscar Goldman’, and the link is there to ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ (1974-78) and ‘The Bionic Woman’ (1976-78). He’s instantly recognisable and that is probably his most famous TV role. Yet, as this book, ‘Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir’ as told […]

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Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf’ also goes by the name ‘Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch’. On the Blu-ray disc, it’s just called ‘Howling II’. I only ever saw the first 1981 film, so this one is all new to me. More werewolf shenanigans in Los Angeles following the events of the first […]

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The New Science Of Consciousness by Paul L. Nunez (book review).

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
The New Science Of Consciousness by Paul L. Nunez (book review).

If you’re curious as to what makes you you, then Paul L. Nunez’ book, ‘The New Science Of Consciousness’ will go some way to enlightening you as to just what goes on inside your noggin. Taking your mind in its entirety, the conscious mind that is your personality is only the 10% at the top […]

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Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster by Mark T. Decker (book review).

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster by Mark T. Decker (book review).

Mark T. Decker’s book, ‘Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster’ focuses primarily on the films of George Lucas, Ridley Scott and Jim Cameron citing the late Professor Herbert Marcuse as the template for how people are alienated from their industrial environment. I have to confess to never hearing of Marcuse before and in the […]

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At The Sign Of Triumph (Safehold book 9) by David Weber (book review).

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
At The Sign Of Triumph (Safehold book 9) by David Weber (book review).

David Weber’s ‘Safehold’ series is now on its ninth book with ‘At The Sign Of Triumph’ and if he’s ensnarled those of you reading them, you do have to wonder when this war between the free world and the religious countries is going to come to an end with a hardly unsurprising victory so this […]

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The Initiation (1984) (Blu-ray film review).

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Initiation (1984) (Blu-ray film review).

I never really understand American university fraternity initiations but there are certainly enough films about them as ‘The Initiation’ shows from 1984. A group of girls are sent in to one of their wealthy pledges’ father’s department store to steal the nightwatchman’s uniform. Then there’s a little matter of a mad killer removing them one […]

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Editorial – November 2016: All decisions are based on choice.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2016: All decisions are based on choice.

Hello everyone With our options for space travel so limited, let’s play around with one that tends to come out of the Science Fiction Handbook. Namely, if an alien spaceship arrived tomorrow and offered to take humans as colonists to another world, how many would take up the offer? Granted, said aliens wouldn’t be sure […]

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Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]

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So Far, So Near: a short but long story by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
So Far, So Near:  a short but long story by: GF Willmetts.

We’d been monitoring both Voyager probes leaving the Solar system for decades, even noting its swing in direction in the Kuiper Belt that always baffled us. The main bet amongst the astronomers and astrophysicists was that there was another body out there and there were only two things that could have that kind of mass, […]

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