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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 Creative Fire (book one of Ruby’s Song) by Brenda Cooper (book review).

November 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Creative Fire (book one of Ruby’s Song) by Brenda Cooper (book review).

From the start, author Brenda Cooper points out her lead character, Ruby Martin, has been influenced by the life of Eva Peron in her latest book, ‘The Creative Fire’. If I hadn’t read the back cover, I wouldn’t have known Ruby’s profession or the fact that she is part of a crew on a generation […]

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The Last Myth by Mathew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles (book review).

November 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Last Myth by Mathew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles	(book review).

As usual with many of Prometheus Book titles, ‘The Last Myth’s sub-title gives more about the product than the main title which doesn’t really isolate the subject matter. In this case it’s ‘What The Rise Of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America’. Initially, this sounds like an odd quandary in that it is the old […]

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Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season DVD boxset (DVD review).

November 20, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season DVD boxset	(DVD review).

If you’re going to Hell, having a musical accompaniment by AC/DC ain’t a bad place to be. Although whether Lucifer would approve doesn’t seem to matter as all he wants is a new body, that of a certain Sam Winchester. Then again, you could be forgiven for taking the Michael with Dean about an angel […]

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Klingon Bird-Of-Prey: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Rick Sternbach and Ben Robinson (book review).

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Klingon Bird-Of-Prey: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Rick Sternbach and Ben Robinson (book review).

Whether it’s a lack of imagination or merely a need to keep to a combat space vessel that works, the Klingon Bird-Of-Prey in its various sizes has kept to a similar configuration throughout its development. Then again, although it’s not said here, so do the Federation Starfleet vessels are as well. This handbook by artist […]

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Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle (book review)

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle	(book review)

Windhaven is a human colony world which has more water than land. We aren’t told when it was colonised but its current state looks early 19th century and any advanced technology forgotten. There are a limited number of wing gliders and the few people who use them are passed down through family eldest children except…well […]

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Editorial – November 2012 – feeling geeky?

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2012 – feeling geeky?

What does being a geek really mean? Hello everyone My boss, Stephen Hunt, says we have to be more geeky as it represents what we are. As he actually emailed me, I couldn’t confuse the term with being more greeky. Unless I use a translator device, I’m not very good being fluent in foreign languages […]

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Encounters Group by GF Willmetts (story).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Encounters Group by GF Willmetts (story).

a story by: GF Willmetts ‘Hello and welcome to our second close encounters group. I’m glad to see more faces than the first time and sure the change of venue has helped. If anyone is here for the bigfoot encounter group, you need the room down the corridor. Just follow the footsteps on the ground. […]

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X marks the spot (book conversions).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot (book conversions).

Missed books the first time we reviewed them? Well, several have been re-released because of a certain throne. RE-ISSUE Dreamsongs Volume 1 by George R.R. Martin (pub: Bantam Books/Transworld. 683 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.00 (US), $21.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-553-38568-7) check out websites: www.bantamdell.com and www.georgerrmartin.com RE-ISSUE Dreamsongs Volume 2 by George R.R. Martin (pub: […]

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Buffy: The Making Of A Slayer: The Official Guide by Nancy Holder (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Buffy: The Making Of A Slayer: The Official Guide by Nancy Holder (book review).

The TV series ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ has its own large hardback guide to everything you wanted to know about our favourite Slayer and her friends as they protect the world from various demon threats. Here, you see what goes on in front and behind the camera and get a bit about their history. It’s […]

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Retrofitting Blade Runner (2nd Edition) edited by Judith B. Kerman (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Retrofitting Blade Runner (2nd Edition) edited by Judith B. Kerman (book review).

‘Retrofitting Blade Runner’ is unusual in that unlike other books about the 1982 film, it clearly also focuses on Philip Dick’s original novel, ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?’ As most of us here should be familiar with both of them, I can gloss over some of the details. Dick essentially was often exploring the […]

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