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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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Illustrators # 3 (magazine review)

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 3    (magazine review)

The major section of Illustrators # 3 is devoted to the incredible photo-realistic artwork of Italian Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), who did much of his work in the UK. Although I can’t be sure, I think I might have seen some of his work when very young and assumed they were photos. Looking at his work […]

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Deadpool – Blu-ray edition (Blu-ray film review).

June 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deadpool – Blu-ray edition (Blu-ray film review).

I have made mention before of the state of the modern super-hero film. They’re bold. They’re epic. They’re unafraid to deal with important themes and they can all get a bit po-faced and serious. Most DC Comics films probably have the art department spend most of their money on various shades of the colour black. […]

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Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

The three man crewed scientific spaceship Ananke is on its way to Pluto when a two man saboteur team get on-board and virus the computer so they wouldn’t be detected, except they are. Having only one brig, one is placed there and the other, with a broken arm, in a storage room. Only problem, as […]

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Editorial – June 2016: What in the digital…

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Editorial – June 2016: What in the digital…

What in the digital… I still think people are too tactile to want everything digital.  Hello everyone A couple years back, I wrote an editorial about how digital was supplanting paper publications and not in a good way. With newspaper sales and indeed some magazine sales dropping off, not helped by reduced advertising, the slippery […]

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SETI-Back: a short long distance story by: GF Willmetts.

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
SETI-Back: a short long distance story by: GF Willmetts.

It was an amazing thing when it was found. A tiny pinpoint through the cosmos of radio and then TV reception from another world. Whereas we had originally been looking for widespread alien signals, this one was so small it took our finest instruments to detect and then lock onto it. Immediately, a series of […]

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X Marks The Spot.

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot.

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig (pub: Arrow Books/Random House. 410 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-784-75003-9) check out websites: www.randomhouse.co.uk and www.penguin.co.uk RELEASED: 26 May 2016

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Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

After Jerry Shuster, there were three significant artists in Superman’s early comicbook life: Wayne Boring, Al Pastino and Curt Swan. Plastino was told to adopt the style of Wayne Boring so the transition between them wouldn’t be too obvious. As seen from other samples in this book, Plastino could draw and ink in all number […]

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Einstein At Home by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger (book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Einstein At Home by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger (book review).

Just when you thought you knew everything about Albert Einstein, this book, ‘Einstein At Home’ by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger written, originally in 1978, adds to the detail. Factually, this book only covers Einstein and his family while they lived in Germany for six years and comes from five interviews with their housekeeper, […]

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (audio book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (audio book review).

Ever wondered what would happen if you took all the most anti-feminist ideas men ever dreamed up and made them in to the rules of a society? Well, Louise O’Neill is here with her debut YA novel ‘Only Ever Yours’ to tell you what this could look like. She even goes as far as lowercasing […]

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

I have to confess that there are still some gaps in my knowledge regarding the Golden Age of comics. With National Periodicals/DC Comics, this was hardly helped with the lack of credits. However, if you have read comics from this period then you will certainly have come across the late artist Irwin Hasen’s work. He […]

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