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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 Barry Newbery Signature Collection (book review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Barry Newbery Signature Collection (book review).

Despite the unusual size, this is a somewhat unique book and a sure winner for any ‘Doctor Who’ fan. Barry Newbery was the first set designer on the series and worked on fourteen stories which spanned Hartnell (8), Troughton (1), Pertwee (1), Tom Baker (3) and Davison (1). Oddly, the sections aren’t in ‘Who’ order […]

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

This ‘Star Wars’ book is exactly what it says on the box: Illustrations, although the title has that in the singular. Apart from a forward by Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, explaining how back in the late 80s, he had to resurrect the franchise and an introduction by Steven Heller, co-chair of MFA Design, […]

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Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

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Blade Runner: Music From The Motion Picture composed by Vangelis and produced/perfomed by Edgar Rothermich (CD review).

Blimey! Is it really thirty years since ‘Blade Runner’ hit the theatre screens? Another seven years and we’ll be wondering where the off-world colonies are that required replicants to do hazardous work are because we’d have reached 2019. There are several things to point out about this album. Firstly, Vangelis is only the composer and […]

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If You Like The Terminator… by Scott Von Doviak (book review).

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If You Like The Terminator… by Scott Von Doviak (book review).

‘If You Like The Terminator…’ is part of a series of books that primarily points out material you might like if you like the key product. Do you need a clue as to which 1984 film that is? This is the only one hooking into our genre in the series so far. In some respects, […]

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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

You might have thought until now that I was only going to be reviewing Haynes fantasy output, but knowing what some of the books were coming up, I didn’t hesitate in adding the rather long titled ‘International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages)’ to the list. As you can see from the cover, there’s a sub-title […]

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The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

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The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

If you grew up in the 1960-70s in the UK and a ‘Doctor Who’ fan, then chances are you would have either known or read the comicstrips in ‘TV Comic’, ‘TV 21’, ‘Countdown’. and ‘TV Action’. If you missed any of these or even if you didn’t, then you in the 1990s, you would probably […]

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Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent  (book review).

Collecting isn’t anything new. In our genre, I’d defy anyone reading here to say that they don’t collect anything related to their interest. It’s par for the course. This book, ‘Cabinets Of Wonder’ written by Christine Davenne and photographed by Christine Fleurent explores the roots of this by examining various collections which started off as […]

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Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Looper music by Nathan Johnson (CD review).

Listening to film soundtracks before even seeing the film is par for the course in the gentle art of reviewing. In some respects, it makes my job easier as I don’t have to associate the music with the film and treat it on its own merits. Whether that’s a geeky thing depends on your own […]

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She Spies: the complete first season (DVD review).

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She Spies: the complete first season (DVD review).

‘She Spies’ is a series that I can’t recall ever being show in the UK and I was curious enough to check it out and it was relatively cheap. What isn’t revealed, even on the back of the box that this is actually a spoof which often breaks the fifth wall and talks to the […]

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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25, edited by Gardner Dozois (book review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25, edited by Gardner Dozois (book review).

The latest ‘The Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 25’ is now on the shelves, reprinting the US version, ‘The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29’, so don’t confuse the differing numbers, ours just started later and I guess balancing the numbers would have people seeking four non-existent books in the UK. The summation at the […]

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