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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 Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

Order up Skynet – after all, there is no such thing as time travel. Screw you, Arnold. Entice some of those alien hunters down to take on the drug posses. Make the Moon the 50th…51st…52nd…what number is it? 53rd state and make it a home for those irritating reporters. Use the China Syndrome as a […]

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United Nanny States: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
United Nanny States:  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It should be a sad house, Mary Travers thought, as she approached the isolated mansion at dusk, but there was something not right about it. Not helped by the fact that the residence was on an isolated moor. Her head was still a little hazy as to how she had arrived there. All she had […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Doctor Who: In The Blood by Jenny T. Colgan (pub: BBC Books/Ebury Publishing/Random House. 335 page hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK), $10.99 (US), $18.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-785-94111-5) check out website: www.eburypublishing.co.uk released: 23 February 2017   HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock (pub: Souvenir Press. […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

February 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review).

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

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The Haunting (1963) (film DVD review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Haunting (1963)   (film DVD review)

When I was doing research on films about haunted houses, there were three significant ones. ‘The Legend Of Hell House’ (1973). ‘The Others’ (2001). ‘The Haunting’ (1963). Hadn’t come across that one so looked it up and found it available. Directed by Robert Wise, so it had credibility. Doctor John Markway (actor Richard Johnson) investigates […]

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when looking through BearManor Media’s back catalogue. Mark Thomas McGee’s name kept coming up against books based on particular films and your mind tend to think they must be roll-offs. That is, quickly written, drawing from sources that the author had to rely on because he was too […]

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Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

Despite having a ‘Monark Starstalker’ cover, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is devoted to that little known film from 40 years ago called ‘Star Wars’, long before it got referred to as ‘A New Hope’. Actually, it’s more to do with the comicbook adaptation. In the editorial, Roy Thomas says they couldn’t get permission in […]

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Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

On starting reading this book, I thought Rod Pyle’s title, ‘Amazing Stories Of The Space Age’, might have worked better as ‘Space Flights Of Fancy’. The premise for the first half of the book is to show all the proposed plans for space flight at the dawn of the space age. Most of them fell […]

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