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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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IDW News New York Comic Convention 06 October 2017

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW News New York Comic Convention   06 October  2017

Superstar Creators John Byrne and Walter Simonson To Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th in a Special NYCC Panel 1,300 pieces of Kirby Original Art to be featured Both Writer/Artists Will Also Sign Comics at IDW Publishing Booth San Diego, CA (September 13, 2017) – Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the […]

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Other Stories’ is a pocket-sized addition to Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ series of books. Fitting in between books 1 and 2, we’re presented with a few extra stories and further details to fill in a few gaps that have occurred along the way. The titular novella, which occupies a little […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

Hello everyone How good are you at remembering things you’ve read on the Internet? Every day we read or probably just glance at a lot of material on the Net but how much do we really remember? Any website that classifies as Favourites you save to menu so you don’t even have to remember where […]

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What’s In A Super-Name?: an article in super-hero class by: GF Willmetts.

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What’s In A Super-Name?: an article in super-hero class by: GF Willmetts.

‘I shall be a bat!’ Will it be a baseball bat or a little furry creature? I should point out whatever examples I use in this article, you can bet there are many more examples that I either didn’t notice or missed. Saying that, there are a lot of common denominators and any examples used […]

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Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Why did you call me here?’ Bran whispered in the ear of his companion. ‘You only have to arrange the accident.’ ‘I wanted to listen to his lecture first,’ Lika whispered back. ‘What’s the subject?’ ‘Prolonged temporal induction.’ ‘That’s a bit premature. Grassner never sorted that out.’ ‘If we complete our mission then he won’t.’ […]

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

When I learnt that Bernie Wrightson had died in March, I decided I really ought to look at some of work and what’s available on the market. I was never much of a fan of ‘Swamp Thing’ so opted for this volume, ‘Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson’ from 2011. Actually, it should be called ‘Creepy And […]

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

I have to confess I wasn’t really sure what to make of Paul Young’s book, ‘Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism’. Was it going to be hero-worship of the comicbook creator or a proper analysis of faults and all. Thankfully, it was the latter. He also did the curtsey of giving an extended […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

Back in 9-11 June 2000, Joe Petrilak ran the ‘All Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention’, where he had pros mainly from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. With some of them in their advanced ages, this would be one of the last times that it would be possible to gather them all […]

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