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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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Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]

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So Far, So Near: a short but long story by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
So Far, So Near:  a short but long story by: GF Willmetts.

We’d been monitoring both Voyager probes leaving the Solar system for decades, even noting its swing in direction in the Kuiper Belt that always baffled us. The main bet amongst the astronomers and astrophysicists was that there was another body out there and there were only two things that could have that kind of mass, […]

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Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

I came across Cinema Retro purely by one of my random scans across the Net and bought Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 with its accent on spy girls, especially as I was reviewing some books along this line. It shows the popularity of this issue as it sold out and a reprint […]

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HBO’s Game Of Thrones Coloring Book (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
HBO’s Game Of Thrones Coloring Book (book review).

Amongst the range of colouring books out there at the moment is this one devoted to some show called ‘Game Of Thrones’. As its fantasy and on a pay channel in the UK, it’s not something I would watch or have an interest in. However, we are a little unilateral to our fantasy cousins on […]

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The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones (book review).

A third book of the art of Patrick J. Jones in as many years from Korero Press is not a bad thing. This time, under the title ‘The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones’, he isn’t teaching but showing work from his career. A lot of this is painted with Corel Painter over […]

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US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

Throughout all forms of warfare, knowing what your opponent is planning or doing gives an edge. Not necessarily to go on the attack sometimes, but to deter the opponent from doing so. Watching them doing it ensures up-to-date information and probably the best way to draw intelligence information. When hot air balloons came on the […]

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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse by George Mann and Justin Richards (book review).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Whoniverse by George Mann and Justin Richards (book review).

There will be a couple things that will strike you when first opening ‘Doctor Who: The Whoniverse’ by George Mann and Justin Richards. First, there are no photographs. All illustrations are paintings by Alex Fort, Richard Hardy, Chris J. Lees and Shaun Williams. When you consider this takes up a large percentage of the book, […]

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Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

I came across this 1933 version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ while reviewing a book recently and then discovered it was available cheap on the Net. Amongst its large cast members were Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields, although you’ll be hard pushed to recognise them, which raised an eyebrow. Forget the illustration on the […]

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Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

Before the Rolf family, Ben (actor Oliver Reed) and Marion (actress Karen Black) and son Davey (actor Lee Montgomery), can rent an isolated large house for the summer, they are inspected by Roz Allardyce (Eileen Heckart) and her brother, Arnold (Burgess Meredith). There is one stipulation that their mother is staying behind but they are […]

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The Tourist by Robert Dickinson (book review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Tourist by Robert Dickinson (book review).

With Robert Dickinson’s novel, ‘The Tourist’, you are thrown in at the deep end and have to work out what is going on from the start. There is Spens, a female prisoner in isolation whose crime you aren’t really informed of but she’s been there a long time. A few chapters in, you discover that […]

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