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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 Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains’ by Jon Morris is a sequel to his ‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperHeroes’, only this time showing a selection of super-villains who are equally inept across the Golden, Silver and Modern Ages. For those keeping count, for the Golden Age 55, Silver Age 32 and Modern Age 32, a grand […]

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Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

I read part 2 of Frank Schätzing’s huge novel ‘Limit’ following straight on from part 1, reviewed earlier this month, which is probably the best way to read it as it was originally published as a single volume. The slow progress of multi-millionaire guests to the first lunar hotel that rumbled on through the first […]

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Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

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Back Issue # 95 April 2017 (magazine review).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 95 April 2017 (magazine review).

This specific issue of ‘Back issue’ is devoted to ‘creatures of the night’ on the cover although this is a wide brief or why include Marc Spector aka Moon Knight for its opening volley cos he’s hardly a creature. Here we have an intensive interview with his creator/writer Doug Moench and artist for much of […]

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True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin (book review)

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin  (book review)

The sub-title of Joel N. Shurkin’s book, ‘True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin’ is ‘The Most Influential Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of’. You might not have heard of Richard Garwin but you’ve certainly seen his work. Where the Manhattan Project was concerned, we all know the names of many of the theoretical […]

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

You might be forgiven for thinking that David Wingrove’s 1980 book, ‘The Immortals Of Science Fiction’ was about authors than their creations. To tell the truth, I wasn’t sure what to expect neither as I was investigating the art which has the vague ‘Young Artists’ to signify who they are that airbrushed the mostly double-page […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson’s book ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes’ is a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the SF/horror movies from the 1950s. Considering how many of them had B-level budgets, that should hardly be surprising because it was usually the effects and script that felt the most cuts. Imagine what would happen if […]

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Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath (2nd Edition) by Dr. Linda Seger (book review).

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath (2nd Edition) by Dr. Linda Seger (book review).

Those of you who read my stories at SFC know, I layer my stories but usually it’s there for those who want to find them not readers who don’t need to worry about such things. It’s just another dimension that adds depth that can be picked up subconsciously or deliberately, if you know what you’re […]

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Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

Hello everyone Although I don’t channel surf other than to look at the screen TV guide, if I spot something like ‘Star Trek’ or ‘The Avengers’ (the Steed version not the super-heroes), I might pop onto the channel briefly to see which episode they are showing for all of a few seconds. In such a […]

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The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

Order up Skynet – after all, there is no such thing as time travel. Screw you, Arnold. Entice some of those alien hunters down to take on the drug posses. Make the Moon the 50th…51st…52nd…what number is it? 53rd state and make it a home for those irritating reporters. Use the China Syndrome as a […]

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