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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 Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula (book review)

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula  (book review)

Talk about edging your bets. ‘The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who’ by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula cross-matches real science with a certain Time Lord’s TV series, all 813 episodes up to February 2015 and then includes 15 new short stories from various authors, interspersed between the chapters in case readers get bored with […]

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Back Issue # 89 July 2016 (magazine review)

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 89 July 2016   (magazine review)

This is a twist from the content of recent ‘Back Issue’s I’ve read as it focuses on, as the cover says, ‘Bronze Age Adaptations’. As with ‘The Shadow’, on the cover, you get a look at the original novels before ploughing into the various comicbook adaptations from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and Dynamite of the […]

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Illustrators # 6 (magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 6    (magazine review)

Editor Peter Richardson makes a very good point in his editorial that in the old days there was not a necessity to have a university degree to become a professional artist and how employers now use this as the means to whittle down candidates for employment. That is something I tend to agree with. After […]

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False Hearts by Laura Lam (book review)

July 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
False Hearts by Laura Lam   (book review)

The ‘False Hearts’ of the title of Laura Lam’s book is a partial reference to the mechanical hearts that beats inside conjoined twins once they are surgically split in the near distant future. As it’s a first person or should I say first persons, as chapters switch between mid-twenties Taema and Tila Collins, a picture […]

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Complexity by William C. Burger (book review)

July 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Complexity by William C. Burger   (book review)

Given a choice of titles, the shorter ‘Complexity’ could mean anything. The extended title, ‘The Future Of Earth’s Biodiversity And The Future Of Mankind’ puts a different complexion on William C. Burger’s book. We are not only looking at evolution but where it leads. What you will find is how so much information sinks in […]

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Editorial – July 2016: Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

July 3, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – July 2016:    Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

Hello everyone Reading ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne’ last month made me realise once again that it’s been a long time since the last major attempt at change or addition to Science Fiction. My observations there that the real failure of cyberpunk, itself marketed since 1984, was because William Gibson took […]

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The Nearly Invisible Man: a short story by: GF Willmetts

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Nearly Invisible Man: a short story by: GF Willmetts

I know what you’re going to say: You can see right through it. I mean, my discovery. I’ve found the means to make organic matter invisible. Look at how many times people have declared their favourite secret super-power would be to make themselves invisible for a day and find out what people thought about them. […]

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Prometheus Revisited: a second examination by: GF Willmetts.

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Prometheus Revisited: a second examination by: GF Willmetts.

Although I reviewed the original ‘Prometheus’ DVD a couple years back, it’s only more recently that I’ve been able to listen to the two audio commentaries and the extras on the blu-ray as I try to unravel some of the information from the film. The writer/co-executive producer Damon Lindelof declared in the second audio commentary […]

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Television’s Female Spies And Crimefighters by Karen A. Romanko (book review).

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Television’s Female Spies And Crimefighters by Karen A. Romanko (book review).

The problem with any book which is essentially a catalogue reference book from a reviewer’s objectives is does it fulfil its objectives and is it accurate. I then added a third objective: Does it contain everything? Now that is a toughie. Karen A. Romanko’s book, ‘Television’s Female Spies And Crimefighters’, pretty much lays its hands […]

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The Witch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack music by Mark Korven (CD review).

July 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Witch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack music by Mark Korven (CD review).

From time to time, I review soundtracks without being able to see the original film for one reason or another. ‘The Witch’ is one of these. If you want to be really spooked then play this one late at night as I expect the finale of track 4, ‘Hare In The Woods’, will positively have […]

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