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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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The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams  (book review)

The problem with a lot of graphic software is that it shows you a selection of colours but no names to associate with them. You have to have a good eye for colour and hope you’ve picked the right shade and hope your videocard’s choice is a match to the colours your printer uses. In […]

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SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017

SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017    UK: London, Thursday 6th April 2017 – Today the SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days […]

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972) (Blu-ray film review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972)   (Blu-ray film review)

45 years since it was originally released, Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ remains lauded as one of the greatest SF films ever made. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, the film is a treatise on human morality, the ethics of science and the nature of love. The film still has a raw emotional power […]

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Editorial – April 2017 : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2017    : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

Hello everyone Occasionally, this time of year, we might drop in an April Fool. All right, that might have been yesterday, today or tomorrow depending on where you are in the Earth’s timeline when you read this editorial. Considering that depending where you live in the world and when the first of April happens, there’s […]

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Holiday Hotspot :a story by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Holiday Hotspot  :a story by: GF Willmetts

It was hardly likely to be unexpected that when time travel became possible that tourists lined up to take part. After all, look what happened to space travel when it became a tourist attraction. It also brought in needed funds to bring investment and a generation ship off to the stars. The template existed. It […]

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The Interocitor an article by: GF Willmetts

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The Interocitor     an article by: GF Willmetts

In the 1955 film, ‘This Island Earth’, Doctor Cal Meacham is the last of eight scientists to receive a catalogue that intrigues him enough to order up an Interocitor, seeing it as the key device for all mechanisms shown. At that time, he had no awareness that it was in fact a standard device of […]

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Arrival (2016)

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arrival (2016)

One always has to applaud attempts to do a realistic SF, that is one set in our own reality, alien first contact film. It should also be watched by all world leaders and military types to understand the enormity of the problem of communication with an alien species when there is no cultural connection. One […]

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Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists (magazine review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists   (magazine review)

People like to be in on the first of anything so having a special edition specialising in a particular subject has to have some pull. Read the title: ‘Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists’. You want a crash course on these artists, then you’re in the right place. Reading the […]

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Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony (book review)

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony  (book review)

Kathryn H. Anthony’s book, ‘Defined By Design’, tells a lot more in its sub-title ‘The Surprising Power Of Hidden Gender, Age And Body Bias In Everyday Products And Places’. In other words, the poorly made everyday products you have or might have owned and had or your children have had serious and often fatal problems […]

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12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

To continue into a second season, ’12 Monkeys’ needed to extend its problems and show more was going on than just an infection that kills the majority of human population. Eight out of twelve messengers were sent into the past to ensure the virus was made and to ensure certain paradoxes were fulfilled to prevent […]

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