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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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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (pub: Del Rey/Random House. 319 page small enlarged paperback. Price: $16.00 (US), $22.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-101-88595-6) check out websites: www.delreybooks.com and www.randomhousebooks.com released: 27 June 2017  

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 12: The Doctor Falls by Steven Moffat

July 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 12: The Doctor Falls by Steven Moffat

Be prepared to be upgraded from here in there are spoilers! Was it me or did the opening of this episode feel like ‘The Family Of Blood’? I had this kind of déjà vu feeling with the previous episode, too. Granted there are a limited number of ways to stop an attack, but duplicating seems […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6) (film supplement review)

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6)    (film supplement review)

The sixth disk of the ‘Phantasm’ boxset is loaded with extras. It doesn’t feel so much like sacrilege watching some of this before the lights go down but I still ended up spreading it out a bit over the month to take it all in. The first is 90 minutes, ‘Phantasmagoria’, is the cast discussing […]

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Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis (book review)

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis   (book review)

I have to confess that I always wonder how people can ask for a product over the counter when its title has a profanity or swear word in the title. Oddly, ‘bullshit’ is an instantly recognised word having more to do people spouting incorrect information than a farm animal’s waste product or necessarily seen as […]

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TwoMorrows 50% off sale of 2016 magazines.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
TwoMorrows 50% off sale of 2016 magazines.

Now through this Friday, June 30, get 50% OFF all but our last year’s print magazines at www.twomorrows.com! This is your last chance to save big, while completing your collection of: Alter Ego Back Issue Comic Book Artist Comic Book Creator Draw Jack Kirby Collector Rough Stuff even BrickJournal (our magazine for LEGO fans) Word or warning: Many of our last year’s mags are […]

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The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner  (book review)

Editors Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner assert in the introduction that of all the comicbook villains, the Joker stands head and shoulders as the most memorable. I imagine he has a laugh about that, too. The runner-up is Marvel’s Magneto, so it would be interesting to see a serious book on the magnetic […]

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The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells  (book review)

For those who are looking at the title, ‘The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture’ and wondering what ‘bestiary’ means, it’s the examination of animals. In this case, animated animals and, especially in its origins in the early cartoons and why they were favoured instead of humans was it being easier to animate. For those […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

Time stretches out for that cybernetic moment so from here in there are spoilers! The premise for the opening of this story is clever. The Doctor wants to see if he’s reformed Missy and gives her a chance for some humane moments and lets the TARDIS choose a place for this in an emergency. As […]

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Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review)

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward   (book review)

I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […]

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