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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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Star Trek 365: The Original Series by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdman (book review).

January 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Trek 365: The Original Series by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdman (book review).

I reviewed ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation 365’ a couple years ago and now Abrams Books have let me loose on ‘Star Trek 365: The Original Series’ by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdman. Half the book is full of colour photographs and the rest with information. The ‘365’ denotes the pages and the […]

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Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois (book review).

January 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois (book review).

>I’ve read a few short stories by Poul Anderson but am not familiar with his oeuvre so to experience his fictions second hand with ‘Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds’ was interesting. Obviously a man with his long career who won seven Hugo awards and three Nebulas and was made a Grand Master by the Science […]

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The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition (postcards review)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition   (postcards review)

Several years back, after reviewing a box of postcards devoted to selected Marvel Comics covers, wondered why there wasn’t a DC Comics equivalent. With ‘The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition’ you have this version of postcards. The most obvious thing you will want to know is what is inside the sealed box, […]

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Rude Hand Gestures Of The World by Romana Lefevre (book review)

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rude Hand Gestures Of The World by Romana Lefevre  (book review)

After reading Chronicle Books ‘How To Swear Around The World’ by Jason Sacher, I was interested in their companion book, ‘Rude Hand Gestures Of The World’ by Romana Lefevre, which came out first, which their nice publicist supplied me to review. For each one, there are two pages, one with descriptive detail and the other […]

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The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel (book review)

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel    (book review)

‘The Telomerase Revolution’ has nothing to do with a country in revolt but all to do with longevity, the effects of which are often explored in Science Fiction. At the tips of each chromosome are called telomeres that determines the number of times your body can keep going before old age and death occurs. With […]

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Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

January 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

Anthologies can be tricky to approach. If it has separate authors, will the reader enjoy all of them? If the stories have wildly differing subject matter will they all be to the taste of the reader? The preface to ‘Carbide Tipped Pens’ by Eric Choi gives us an initial handle to put us in the […]

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The Bronze Age Of DC Comics, 1970-1984 by Paul Levitz (book review).

January 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Bronze Age Of DC Comics, 1970-1984 by Paul Levitz (book review).

This third and final volume of the history of DC Comics, called ‘The Bronze Age Of DC Comics, 1970-1984’, starts with an interview with writer Dennis O’Neil which feels like it got cut short but still informative as he came in as one of the new writing blood there in the late 1960s with Steve […]

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Illustrators # 4 (magazine review)

January 21, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 4   (magazine review)

After my review of Illustrators # 18 last month, The Book Palace provided me with some earlier issues of their magazine that they think fits our remit which I will be reviewing over the next few months. As many of you reading here like artbooks, then these will certainly fit your tastes even if they […]

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Our Old Monsters by Brenda S. Gardenour Walter (book review).

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Our Old Monsters by Brenda S. Gardenour Walter (book review).

Brenda S. Gardenour Walter’s book ‘Our Old Monsters’ is more informative by its sub-title ‘Witches, Werewolves And Vampires From Medieval Theology To Horror Cinema’. In other words, Walter is looking at the real life source of these creatures and how its evolved over the years from how the church, in this case we should be […]

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Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

I knew last year that Jim Shooter was going to be interviewed in Alter-Ego # 137 and was part of the reason why I was pushing publisher John Morrow that we really should be reviewing their magazine output. After all, there are a lot of significant names in comicbooks but Shooter still holds the distinction […]

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