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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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Last Gasp, a story by: GF Willmetts (fiction).

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Last Gasp, a story by: GF Willmetts (fiction).

There once was a time people could walk in the open until they were blue in the face. I wonder if they would have thought it would be so true today as I peered into the smog about me, carefully inhaling my own limited air supply. It was my own fault really. I thought I’d […]

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When Gravity Meets Inertia – an observation by: GF Willmetts (article).

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When Gravity Meets Inertia – an observation by: GF Willmetts (article).

Gravity makes everything fall down. Inertia makes everything stay there until given a push by something that can move it. How can they not be related? When I review Brian Clegg’s book ‘Gravity’ in January 2013, I raised inertia as being akin to it. After a little ponderance, I thought the subject deserved a better […]

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The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

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The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

When I started E. Kirseten Peters’ book, ‘The Whole Story Of Climate’, I was expecting, based off the cover, something more akin to our current change climate change. Actually, this book goes back to the origins of geology and how what we know about the planet. This is important because if you’re going to understand […]

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Doctor Who: Day Of The Daleks by Louis Marks (DVD review).

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Day Of The Daleks  by Louis Marks (DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (actress Katy Manning) are asked to investigate armed ghosts at Auderly House, current residence of Sir Reginald Styles, although the man himself later denies he saw anything before going off to China to persuade them to join the peace talks going to be conduct there. In the […]

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The Art Of Thor The Movie by Matthew K. Manning (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Thor The Movie by Matthew K. Manning (book review).

I did actually get this book last year but fitting it into my review schedule was more problematic than I thought it would be. It goes without saying that ‘The Art Of Thor The Movie’ is both a history of the Marvel Comics character and that of the film. The emphasis here has been more […]

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The Joy Of X: A Guided Tour Of Mathematics by Steven Strogatz (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Joy Of X: A Guided Tour Of Mathematics by Steven Strogatz	 (book review).

If it wasn’t for the sub-title, ‘A Guided Tour Of Mathematics: From One To Infinity’, ‘The Joy Of X’ could easily be considered as a book easily put on the wrong shelf in a bookshop. Instead, it illustrates that writer Steven Strogatz has a sense of humour as he explains arithmetic and then mathematics. Even […]

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Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

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Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

‘Impulse’ is a progression from ‘Steven Gould’s two earlier ‘Jumper’ novels. It is some years later and the two married teleporters, Davey and Millie Rice, now have a daughter, Millicent aka Cent. What follows is a tale more of family bliss and school problems with a teleportation twist. They still have to avoid being pursued […]

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Splice (2009) (DVD review).

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Splice (2009) (DVD review).

In many ways I would probably agree with director Vincenzo Natali that ‘Splice’ is a re-working of the Frankenstein myth. Only instead of revitalising dead flesh with electricity, this time it’s with recombinant DNA to create a new life-form. Although it produces a male and female slug-like creatures, none of this hermaphrodite nonsense, that are […]

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The Batcave Companion by Michael Eury and Michael Kronenberg (book review).

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The Batcave Companion by Michael Eury and Michael Kronenberg (book review).

I should say from the start that ‘The Batcave Companion’ isn’t actually a look at the various versions of the Batcave, although there is indeed some reference to it but a look at how the down-in-sales Batman leading up to the early 60s was rejuvenated into the Earth-2 version most of you are familiar with […]

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Science Fiction And Philosophy edited by Susan Schneider (book review).

February 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction And Philosophy edited by Susan Schneider (book review).

I have to say from the start, I found ‘Science Fiction And Philosophy’ an odd book, which became odder as I read it. Divided into five sections, I felt sorry for David J. Chambers in the first section trying to get his head around virtual realities and ‘The Matrix’ in particular. I couldn’t help but […]

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