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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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Matt Baker: The Art Of Glamour edited by Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

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Matt Baker: The Art Of Glamour edited by Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

You might not know the name Matt Baker. After all, he died in 1959, but you might have seen his art around occasionally and I did a check on Google and there’s a lot there for you to see. In his short career, heart problems from rheumatic fever when young finally killed him at the […]

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Editorial – January 2013 (editorial).

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Editorial – January 2013 (editorial).

Thinking is a sign of responsibility. Considered action comes better from thinking before acting.  Hello everyone A problem with western society today is that it is very much an action first, apologise if wrong later, mostly because the consequences haven’t been thought through far enough. What tends to be forgotten is to think through the […]

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Firing Blanks (story).

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Firing Blanks (story).

‘I’m here to fill in some gaps in your education. Better than reading books and manuals all the time. I’m sorry I wasn’t available when you arrived. We don’t always control when assignments come up. ‘All right. Pay attention. The most important lesson I can drum into you is Blanks are not immune to Psionic […]

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Power Games (article).

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Power Games (article).

an article by: GF Willmetts Something that comicbook fans have often debated over the decades is just who is the most powerful in their particular favoured universe. It becomes complicated when mixing across realities, mostly because the criteria for abilities varies. I mean, if you had to match Doctor Strange against Doctor Fate, the latter […]

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Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir by Paul Meehan (book review).

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Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir by Paul Meehan (book review).

Paul Meehan’s book title ‘Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir’ should give away what this book is about. The merger of two genres: Film Noir and Science Fiction and that it started much earlier with the likes of ‘Metropolis’ (1927) rather than ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) and Meehan points out many film examples […]

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The Puzzler’s Dilemma by Derrick Niederman (book review).

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The Puzzler’s Dilemma by Derrick Niederman (book review).

One thing I’m not particularly good at is complex puzzles. That doesn’t mean that I can’t do standard crosswords, although I stop at the point where I don’t know the answers than look them up, or even Sudoku, although I won’t do massive erasures and start again if I get lost. I calculated the odds […]

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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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