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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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Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

Within the three inch high green box, you get a wrapped xenomorph, 1 small 48 page mini-book and a single sheet telling you how to activate the sound. Very simply, if you press the lever down on its back, the first action is to extend his tongue and then 8 seconds of sound. I’m not […]

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Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records by Simon Guerrier (book review)

September 30, 2017 | By | 10 Replies More
Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records by Simon Guerrier   (book review)

Ever wanted to know the most and least collected information about ‘Doctor Who’ lore? Maybe you’re in a debate with your friends as to which came first? What you need is this book, ‘Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records’, compiled by Simon Guerrier. Ten chapters of information of manner covering all manner of information […]

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Alien: Covenant (2017) (Blu-ray film review)

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant (2017)   (Blu-ray film review)

In many respects, it looks like director Ridley Scott has gone back to his original idea of a haunted house in space with ‘Alien: Covenant’. There’s even a hint of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ where the Discovery was originally going to have extended solar panels, making it look more like a dragonfly but with the […]

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The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

‘The Furthest Station’ is a welcome novella to bridge the gap in the ‘Rivers Of London’ series. Following an apprentice wizard, Peter Grant training in this story is self-contained with some reoccurring characters. As a short book, it might be a point to jump in. If you like the water, go back to the first […]

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Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #100 October 2017 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’ has reached its centenary issue and, with a few extra pages, the focus is on the American fanzines, both amateur and pro. There is a look at ‘The Comic Reader’ and ‘Squa Tront’ which focuses on EC Comics to start with. The one I was most interested to read was an interview with […]

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

In many respects, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ has a hard act to follow and that is ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ which doesn’t have a volume number. In some areas it is likely to fall down in and I guess having happy music throughout would be the biggest criticism. In the audio commentary, director […]

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Sunburst Announces The Winners Of The Sixth Annual Copper Cylinder Award 2017

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunburst Announces The Winners Of The Sixth Annual Copper Cylinder Award 2017

The Sunburst Award Society is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Copper Cylinder Award. The Copper Cylinder Award is an annual award for Canadian literature of the fantastic, selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society for books published during the previous year. It derives its name from what is considered the […]

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The Art Of Frozen by Charles Solomon (book review).

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Frozen by Charles Solomon (book review).

Despite the film ‘Frozen’ coming out in 2013, I only saw it on TV last Yuletide, mostly turned away by all the hype surrounding it, not to mention me thinking I probably wasn’t the target audience. I was pleasantly surprised, not to mentioning realising it was the plot of ‘The Snow Queen’ at how good […]

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The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (book review).

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blacker The Ink: Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (book review).

Just in case you don’t know what ‘The Blacker The Ink’ edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings subject matter is concerned with, I included the sub-title, ‘Construction Of Black Identity In Comics And Sequential Art’. In other words, the presence of our dark-skinned kin in the comicbooks. Don’t expect this book to be comprehensive […]

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Doctor Who: Survival: music by Dominic Glyn (CD review).

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Survival: music by Dominic Glyn (CD review).

It felt rather weird having a CD from the near beginning of ‘Doctor Who’ with the Daleks and then this one, ‘Doctor Who: Survival’ by Dominic Glyn from the end of the original run together, although the release date for each was weeks apart. You couldn’t get more of a contrast in how composers had […]

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