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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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Windows 10 Again : the w7 moment article by: GF Willmetts

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Windows 10 Again  :   the w7 moment article by: GF Willmetts

With the Windows 10 freebie gone by the end of July (2016 if you’re reading this later), the time for decision as to whether I should install it on my back-up computer. As much as I like Windows 7, the back-up computer is primarily for that and other than Hewlett-Packard not supplying updates for any […]

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The Count Yorga Collection (Blu-ray films review)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Count Yorga Collection   (Blu-ray films review)

Together on one blu-ray disk, ‘Count Yorga’ and ‘The ‘Return Of Count Yorga’. A modern day update, well for 1970s that is, of the vampire myth. The only thing really holding them back was budget and with much of the production done in studio sets but that was also the norm of its day. Count […]

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Suicide Squad film trailer – who gets out alive

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad film trailer – who gets out alive

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Editorial – August 2016 : There’s lies, statistics and politics.

July 31, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – August 2016  : There’s lies, statistics and politics.

Hello everyone As the opening title displays, this is a variant on ‘there’s lies, statistics and damn statistics’ quote. Now look at my version above again, ‘there’s lies, statistics and politics’. Now, more than ever, it’s harder to tell them apart. Even more so in politics because not only are there are lies between countries […]

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Swing Shift : a Psi-Kicks short story by: GF Willmetts

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Swing Shift :  a Psi-Kicks short story by: GF Willmetts

Most of the full-range Psionics avoided large population cities like the plague because of too much mental noise. For Sara Seeker, it was a necessary evil that her ability could sweep through when she was on the hunt for Psionics and becoming single-minded. Even so, she preferred the night hours when there were less active […]

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X marks the spot

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (pub: Arrow/Random House. 463 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-784-7504-6) check out websites: www.penguin.co.uk com and www.starwars.com released: 28 July 2016

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Back Issue # 90 August 2016 (magazine review)

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 90 August 2016   (magazine review)

Back Issue # 90 focuses on eighties ladies in comicbooks. Most of them are super-heroines but more on that in a while. I should point out as a reminder that ‘Back Issue’ focuses on the bronze age of comics while ‘Alter Ego’ focuses on the silver age. Useful to remember for which age of comicbooks […]

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Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan (book review)

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan  (book review)

On the top of E. Ann Kaplan’s hit list in her introduction to her book, ‘Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction’ is that Science Fiction should have a climate sub-genre ie ‘cli-fi’. Although I’m not sure if such a name will ever catch on, I’m not sure if she has a […]

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Alter Ego # 141 August 2016 (magazine review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 141 August 2016    (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ has a picture of a certain cyborg called ‘Deathlok’ on the cover, so it should hardly come as a surprise the first major interview is with his creator, Rich Buckler’. I had dropped out of comics in the early 1970s and it was ‘Deathlok’ that drew me back in. After […]

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Bite by K.S. Merbeth (book review)

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bite by K.S. Merbeth    (book review)

Although you only build up a picture of what K.S. Merbeth’s reality is from reading this novel, ‘Bite’, you can’t mistake its somewhat ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalypse world for what it really is. Lots of crazy people, life is cheap, authority by who has the biggest or most guns and who you are scared of. There […]

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