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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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Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook (book review).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook (book review).

I’ve spoken in the past about the quality of Japanese books, especially when it comes down to their love of the Century 21 product. This also extends to the latest CGI version. I came across this book, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook’, some time ago but had to figure out how to find one being […]

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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson (graphic novel review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson  (graphic novel review)

Now how much to say about the plot of this mammoth book without becoming spoiler. This is some time after Batman and Superman battled in the previous older ‘Dark Knight’ adventure. Bruce Wayne is thought to be dead and Carrie poses as him from time to time. Superman has gone into a meditative mood in […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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Doctor Who: The Daleks: music by Tristram Cary (CD review)

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Daleks: music by Tristram Cary  (CD review)

‘Doctor Who: The Daleks’ is the original music in episode order from the second ‘Doctor Who’ story as composed by Tristram Cary. As such, much of these musical pieces are snippets between dialogue. Unlike modern day (am I actually calling today ‘modern’ 54 years later?), the music rarely if ever overlapped the talking. If you’re […]

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Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

I picked up Ron Tiner’s book, ‘Drawing From Your Imagination’, some time ago and only got around to reading it now. His key emphasis is on drawing from life as much as possible and practice every day which is sound advice. Sometimes, it’s only a matter of flash drawing, the artist equivalent of a flash […]

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IDW News New York Comic Convention 06 October 2017

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW News New York Comic Convention   06 October  2017

Superstar Creators John Byrne and Walter Simonson To Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th in a Special NYCC Panel 1,300 pieces of Kirby Original Art to be featured Both Writer/Artists Will Also Sign Comics at IDW Publishing Booth San Diego, CA (September 13, 2017) – Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the […]

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Other Stories’ is a pocket-sized addition to Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ series of books. Fitting in between books 1 and 2, we’re presented with a few extra stories and further details to fill in a few gaps that have occurred along the way. The titular novella, which occupies a little […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

Hello everyone How good are you at remembering things you’ve read on the Internet? Every day we read or probably just glance at a lot of material on the Net but how much do we really remember? Any website that classifies as Favourites you save to menu so you don’t even have to remember where […]

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What’s In A Super-Name?: an article in super-hero class by: GF Willmetts.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
What’s In A Super-Name?: an article in super-hero class by: GF Willmetts.

‘I shall be a bat!’ Will it be a baseball bat or a little furry creature? I should point out whatever examples I use in this article, you can bet there are many more examples that I either didn’t notice or missed. Saying that, there are a lot of common denominators and any examples used […]

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