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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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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Nightmare In Silver by Neil Gaiman (episode review).

May 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Nightmare In Silver by Neil Gaiman (episode review).

Doctor Who: 2013 Season  observations by: GF Willmetts As with the SFCrowsnest Forum in recent years and this time there and here on the SFCrowsnest.org.uk, my comments on the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’. These will mostly be impressions – here’s my Doctor one, still ‘Geronimo!’ – rather than intentional plot spoilers. If you’re living […]

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Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013) a tribute by: GF Willmetts

May 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)  a tribute by: GF Willmetts

At the magnificent age of 92, stop-animation maestro Ray Harryhausen passed away on 07 May 2013. With so many film animation created by CGI blending to live-action these days, he is probably the last link to this traditional technique. Even he thought he could never compete with it and retired effectively after completing ‘Clash Of […]

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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss.

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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss.

Doctor Who: 2013 Season observations by: GF Willmetts As with the SFCrowsnest Forum in recent years and this time there and here on the SFCrowsnest.org.uk, my comments on the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’. These will mostly be impressions – here’s my Doctor one, still ‘Geronimo!’ – rather than intentional plot spoilers. If you’re living […]

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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS by Steve Thompson (episode review).

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Doctor Who – 2013 Season: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS by Steve Thompson (episode review).

As with the SFCrowsnest Forum in recent years and this time there and here on the SFCrowsnest.org.uk, my comments on the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’. These will mostly be impressions – here’s my Doctor one, still ‘Geronimo!’ – rather than intentional plot spoilers. If you’re living in a country that hasn’t seen these episodes […]

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Editorial – May 2013 (editorial).

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Editorial – May 2013 (editorial).

It’s all in the detail. Hello everyone Something we all get accused of is nit-picking on details in stories, whether on film, television or in books. As genre fans, we’re notorious for it. I think compared to the ‘average’ viewer or reader, it’s more a case of we’re paying attention and thinking rather than glibly […]

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2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

A lot of the articles I write often start from seeing a problem and then seeing how I can resolve it within the reality without bringing in anything not already presented. Occasionally, there is a revelation. Sometimes, two. This one falls under the latter and something in its current state that shows why it won’t […]

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Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

Dear Sir I wish to offer my resignation. Although I can understand the no repeats policy that led to live re-enactments of favourite programmes because of the repeat contract clause, I thought the live show that I host or will have hosted when you accept my resignation, would not have been hit by such draconian […]

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X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

A couple we’ve reviewed before coming out again:- Earth Girl by Janet Edward (pub: Pyr/Prometheus Books. 262 page small hardback. Price: $17.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61614-765-5) check out websites: www.pyrsf.com and www.janetedwards.com RE-ISSUED AS A SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Outcast Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (pub: Orbit. 399 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). […]

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Utopiates Volume 1 by Josh Finney & Kat Rocha (graphic novel review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Utopiates Volume 1 by Josh Finney & Kat Rocha (graphic novel review).

‘Utopiates’ owes a lot to Philip K. Dick’s drug-tipped futures and it is for this reason that because it shows people jacking up drugs that this is not a book for kids. What this drug does is implant the personality of other people. Considering that Eckert kills while intoxicated with Jack Ruby, the killer of […]

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50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison	 (book review).

In many respects author Guy P. Harrison sounds like he’s walking on eggs in his introduction with his book ‘50 Simple Questions For Every Christian’ in trying not to be offensive, although it might really just to ensure you read on. Considering, as he points out, there are 41,000 Christian denominations, I would have thought […]

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