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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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Energized by Edward M. Lerner

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Energized by Edward M. Lerner

Edward Lerner’s latest book, ‘Energized’, is a post-disaster book. An accident has resulted in the Middle East oil being radioactive contaminated, according to the book’s inside sleeve, and Russia has a bigger say in where other countries’ power resources are procured from. It’s a shame there isn’t more emphasis on this disaster in the opening […]

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Don’t Step Over The Welcome Mat

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Don’t Step Over The Welcome Mat

a story of house etiquette by: GF Willmetts   I don’t let anyone breathing into my house.   I can see what you’re thinking. You’ll hold your breath. I tell you, when you see my axe, you’ll have a sharp intake of breath. Works every time. So, come on over.   © GF Willmetts 2012 […]

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It’s Not Rocket Science by Ben Miller.

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It’s Not Rocket Science by Ben Miller.

Contrary to the title, ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’, Ben Miller’s book covers a lot of rocket science, especially in the final chapter. Then again, all the sciences are involved in rocket science. In many respects, this book is using Miller’s way of talking and metaphor to explain the basics of science in a more down-to-earth […]

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 03 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Robin Smith

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 03 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Robin Smith

Probably the biggest reason you would need to buying the third volume of the ‘Strontium Dog’ books is because of the massive epic storyline dealing with the life and death of Wulf Sternhammer. Hardly spoiler as these tales were originally printed in ‘2000AD’ comic back in the mid-1980s. You would have thought that this was […]

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

I know I frequently go on about learning more about a book from its sub-title than its main title, but ‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite’ makes it clear from the start what its author David DiSalvo is on about. Whether it’s true or not is going to depend […]

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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

‘The Broken Universe’ is the third and appears final book in Paul Melko’s series. For those who missed the earlier two, their titles are: ‘Singularity’s Ring’ and ‘The Walls Of The Universe’, both reviewed on SFC. I was a little concerned that there was no recap at the beginning of the book but Melko skilfully […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

After reading the first book, you would think there wouldn’t have been enough material left for a second. However, ‘Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2’ covers ‘Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention’, ‘A Matter Of Loaf And Death’ and ‘The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit’ and fills the gap showing nineteen devices (patent pending) that […]

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Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

I’m not entirely why John Marsden’s novelisation, ‘Tomorrow When The War Began’, is Science Fiction. Taken from a young adult perspective, the seven teens involved are not in the centre of events nor really know what is going on, as indeed this reader. In fact, it wasn’t until the acknowledgements at the back of the […]

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Telos Movie Classics: Hulk by Tony Lee.

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Telos Movie Classics: Hulk by Tony Lee.

In many respects when I took this book, ‘Telos Movie Classics: Hulk’ by Tony Lee, out of its envelope, my first reaction was the resemblance to the BFI film books in not only size but page count. The only major difference is the lack of photographs but that’s also in line with Telos’ unofficial and […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman.

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman.

Contrary to the credits of writer Derek Smith and illustrator, Graham Bleathman, the ‘Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual’ actually went through Wallace’s Edit-O-Matic or should that be EDIT-O-MATIC and had a total revision before publication. Quite where at Haynes did the cover get damaged, inkmarks and tea-stains from, I don’t know. Considering how great […]

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