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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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After The Crown (The Indranan War book 2) by K.B Wagers (book review)

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
After The Crown (The Indranan War book 2) by K.B Wagers  (book review)

Some of my criticism from K.B. Wagers first book, ‘Behind The Throne’ (The Indranan War book 1), still exists in the sequel, ‘After The Crown’. The only difference now is I can note when the realisation when it will dawn on you that she is writing first person slightly past tense. None of this is […]

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The Legion: Foundations by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Chris Batista (graphic novel review).

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Legion: Foundations by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Chris Batista (graphic novel review).

If you used the opening three pages of ‘The Legion: Foundations’ as the means to gauge the artistic merits of this graphic novel compiled from The Legion # 25-30 and The Legion Secret Files 3030’ from 2003-2004, you would probably put it back on the shelf. According to the back cover and opening credits, apart […]

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Making It Big In Shorts by Kim Adelman (book review).

December 21, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Making It Big In Shorts by Kim Adelman (book review).

I should point out from the start that Kim Adelman’s book, ‘Making It Big In Shorts’, has nothing to do with school children. We are talking short films. These are 40 minutes or less, the latter being the operative word and you shouldn’t really think beyond 10-15 minutes worth without risking boring the audience and […]

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The Art Of Drawing Dragons by Michael Dobrzychi (book review).

December 20, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Art Of Drawing Dragons by Michael Dobrzychi (book review).

I should point out that only about half of the book, ‘The Art Of Drawing Dragons’ by Michael Dobrzychi, is devoted to an assortment of dragons, the rest is to assorted fantasy creatures as mentioned in the small print sub-title on the cover. Like all the Walter Foster imprint books, you get a detailing of […]

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Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).a

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).a

I picked up this copy of ‘Legion: Secret Origin’ to confirm some research for any article on the Legion Of Super-Heroes that will go on-line end of the month. The material from this graphic novel was taken from Legion: Secret Origin # 1-6 in 2011-12. Unlike the other origins from the other 30th centuries, this […]

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Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1 edited by Tony Earshaw (book review).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1 edited by Tony Earshaw (book review).

Saying journalist Tony Earshaw edited ‘Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1’ is a bit of a misnomer as he actually interviewed the 30 directors in this book. Rather than look at all their careers, he discusses specific films that they are famous for. Most are A-listers and I suspect you would […]

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Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

The book title ‘Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960’ by Laurence Raw holds no secrets. Alas, there is no contents pages to show which actors he’s highlighting, unless you want to rely on the index or anyone’s name in capitals in the text of other people’s entries. This is a weird omission […]

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Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

The dual cover of Comic Book Creator # 13 shows what is the meat of this issue, namely interviews with artists Ramona Fradon and Michael W. Kaluta, which tends to make light of the other material contained. Not being American, I’m not really that familiar with ‘The Wacky Pack’ stickers and an excerpt from the […]

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Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

With a title like ‘Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons’, you have to wonder if authors Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner realise the implication about the nature of this book. As they explain in the introduction, horror films get accused for inciting real murders yet many of the ways they are carried […]

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Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

December 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

Armageddon begins in January. Maybe we’ll be lucky and have an alien invasion first. Hello everyone Y’know, if we wrote what happened in world events this year as fiction a few years back, people would think it would never happen. I think we ought to make a complaint that reality shouldn’t imitate art. At least […]

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