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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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London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

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London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

‘London Falling’ is like a cross between ‘The Bill’ and ‘Torchwood’ where God and the Devil are almost literally fighting for London and its denizens’ immortal souls. There is also football. It’s both a police procedural is the style of popular TV shows like ‘The Bill’ and a horror story that is reminiscent of classic, […]

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Modern Masters Volume Five: J.L. García-López edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

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Modern Masters Volume Five: J.L. García-López edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

I have a confession to make. When I was allowed to make a selection from the TwoMorrows back catalogue to review, top of my list from their ‘Modern Masters’ collection was the book about artist José Luis García-López. Although I hadn’t seen a lot of his early non-super-hero work and then only his occasional fling […]

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X-Marks The Spot (book conversions).

December 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
X-Marks The Spot (book conversions).

UK RELEASE OF A US RE-RELEASE This River Awakens (Book 1 of The Malazan Book Of The Fallen) by Steven Erikson (pub: Bantam Books/Transworld Books. 526 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 7.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-857-50066-3) check out websites: www.transworldbooks.co.uk and www.stevenerikson.com released: 03 January 2013

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Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

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Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

Author Loren Collins hails from Atlanta, Georgia and as he admits in the introduction to this book, ‘Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation’, he was living under a delusion as to the reasons for the American Civil War until he did his own investigations and found it was all to do with stopping […]

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Doctor Who: Planet Of Giants by Louis Marks (DVD review).

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Doctor Who: Planet Of Giants by Louis Marks (DVD review).

Before there was a ‘Land Of The Giants’, four years earlier, there was a ‘Planet Of The Giants’. A fault with the TARDIS doors has the Doctor (actor William Hartnell) and his three companions, Susan (actress Carole Ann Ford), Ian Chesterton (actor William Russell) and Barbara Wright (actress Jacqueline Hill) reduced to about an inch […]

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Doctor Who: The Snowmen (TV review).

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Doctor Who: The Snowmen (TV review).

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODE DO NOT OPEN THIS PAGE. BE SUITABLY WARNED AGAINST SPOILERS!!! The Doctor has gone into Victorian retreat in 1892, mourning the loss of the Ponds into a past he cannot retrieve them from and knows their fate. He’s no longer saving the universe or any planet’s people who needs […]

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (DVD review).

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (DVD review).

I have to say I did wonder what the general viewer would make of the last part of this Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Essentially, you’ve had the three stages of the Batman. His birth and source of training via Ra’s Al Ghul, his greatest battle against the Joker and Two-Face and now, his […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Hostile World by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Walter Simonson (comic-book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Hostile World by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Walter Simonson (comic-book review).

If there’s one aspect of the DC Universe that can be affected by the reality changes in the current time period, then it’s the 30th-31st century which houses the Legion Of Super-Heroes continuity that has existed since the early 1960s. Originally seen as a means to allow Superboy to be part of a team of […]

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Legion Lost: Run From Tomorrow Volume One by Fabian Nicieza, Pete Woods and Tom DeFalco (comic-book review).

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Legion Lost: Run From Tomorrow Volume One by Fabian Nicieza, Pete Woods and Tom DeFalco (comic-book review).

I haven’t read any of DC’s ‘New 52’ material yet but there was a need to see what changes had been made to Element Lad for an article I’m preparing. As there are two ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ graphic novel releases from the big change over, dividing the team, it made sense to read them both […]

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Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress Of Comics by Denny Cassell with Arron Sultan (book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress Of Comics by Denny Cassell with Arron Sultan (book review).

When I was a youngster, I was captivated by Marie Severin when she did a stint as penciller on ‘Doctor Strange’ in ‘Strange Tales’, mostly because she was the only lady comicbook artist I had seen and she was on par with the male artists. It always seemed odd that she would work far more […]

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