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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 Enlightenment Vision by Stuart Jordan (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Enlightenment Vision by Stuart Jordan (book review).

‘The Enlightenment Vision’ by Stuart Jordan is, to my mind, an odd book. Its sub-title ‘Science, Reason And The Promise Of A Better Future’ clearly points out that it is a pro-science than pro-religion book. I say that deliberately because many see enlightenment as a religious stance these days. In fact, as Jordon points out, […]

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2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

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2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

Confession time, I pulled ‘2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey’ by Jean-Marc Deschamps about eighteen months ago after a little time tracking a copy at a decent price. Considering this is basically a photo-book, you wouldn’t think it would be difficult to fit into my reading schedule but such is the woes of reviewing. However, as I’m […]

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Prequel Of ‘Doctor Who: The Bells Of Saint John’.

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Prequel Of ‘Doctor Who: The Bells Of Saint John’.

Those of you in the UK, hook into channel 301 for a prequel to the latest Doctor Who story, ‘The Bells Of St. John’ on 28 March 2013.

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Buffy Goes Dark edited by Lynne Y. Edwards, Elisabeth L. Rambo and James B. South (book review).

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Buffy Goes Dark edited by Lynne Y. Edwards, Elisabeth L. Rambo and James B. South (book review).

If I included the sub-title of ‘Buffy Goes Dark’ with the indice above, you would instantly know the subject matter and know it has nothing to do with Buffy dying her hair, although it would probably swamp the title line. So, let’s put it here instead: ‘Essays On The Final Two Seasons Of Buffy The […]

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Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts (very short story).

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Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts  (very short story).

Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts I like to know what I eat, especially after all the meat scandals over the years. I was lucky enough to avoid most of it. Even avoided the epidemic that made Mad Cow Disease look tame by comparison. Finding that I’m next on the […]

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Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Being allowed to pick and choose which of the ‘Modern Masters’ books to review, I did finally decide to start from the beginning, mostly because I’m sure if you’re going to collect a set of books that would be the way you would start as well, even though this series isn’t intended to be read […]

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The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Putting ‘religion’ and ‘Science Fiction’ in the title as in ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’ will have many of you wondering what this book is covering. Me, too. Religion comes up a lot in Science Fiction in many different roles and would be the logical choice as for its discussion point. Er, no. Although written […]

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How Puzzles Improve Your Brain by Richard Restak with puzzles by Scott Kim (book review).

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
How Puzzles Improve Your Brain by Richard Restak with puzzles by Scott Kim (book review).

Mix neurologist Richard Restak and puzzle-maker Scott Kim and you’ve got the makings of explaining how exercising your brain is good for you. ‘How Puzzles Improve Your Brain’, as explained in their introduction, not only gives you various puzzles to explore but also what part of the brain you’re training or, as I discovered, where […]

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Alter-Ego No. 115 March 2013 (magazine review).

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Alter-Ego No. 115 March 2013 (magazine review).

For those who don’t know, ‘Alter Ego’ is comic writer Roy Thomas’ magazine that examines various aspects of the early comicbook industry. The appeal of this mag must surely appeal to readers of my age in their 50s but if you’re younger and really want to understand the history of your favourite hobby, than these […]

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Doctor Who: Death To The Daleks by Terry Nation (DVD review).

March 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Death To The Daleks by Terry Nation (DVD review).

When the Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) decides to take Sarah Jane Smith (actress Elisabeth Sladen) to Florana for a swim and a bit of atmosphere, they suddenly find the TARDIS off-course, landing and subject to an energy dampening field which literally turns it off on the planet Exxilon. They aren’t the only ones. A ship […]

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