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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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Poster Art From Classic Monster Films by Philip J Riley (book review).

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Poster Art From Classic Monster Films by Philip J Riley (book review).

There are books that arrive where your jaw just drops in surprise. Case in point is Philip J Riley’s book ‘Poster Art From Classic Monster Films’ and just a page flick tells you this is going to be good, even if the book is just pictures. Rare ones that aren’t usually collected together in one […]

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Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

Although the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is mainly devoted to artist Kelley Jones, it starts with Singapore artist Sonny Liew, who describes his rise to fame a slow climb rather than a quick jump. Although I haven’t come across his work before, Liew’s work is stylised with traces of sources from all over […]

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Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Paul Verhoeven Interviews edited by Margaret Barton-Fumo (book review).

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven is really an individualistic man. He worked out how to attract Hollywood by interesting set design even when the output from Holland was art films. Even so, the content turned the likes of Steven Spielberg away. That didn’t matter as ‘Robocop’ (1987), ‘Total Recall’ (1990) and ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997) put him […]

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: music by Paul Haslinger (CD review)

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: music by Paul Haslinger   (CD review)

I’m at a slight disadvantage here, having only seen the first five ‘Resident Evil’ films, so treating ‘The Final Chapter’ purely as a piece of music. Mind you, considering the film isn’t being released until the 3rd of February, I’m probably ahead of everyone here by a couple months listening to the music. I should […]

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Editorial – February 2017: We live in interesting times.

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Editorial – February 2017:   We live in interesting times.

Hello everyone There are some rare instances when I don’t start writing an editorial early in the month or prepared to rewrite when there are news events that can’t be ignored and put SF issues into the shade. Looking at how this month is flashing by, I didn’t fancy writing anything at the last minute […]

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Timeshare: Limbo City story # 3 by GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Timeshare:  Limbo City story # 3   by GF Willmetts

My…his eyes adjusted to the dark. I was only conscious when my host slept. He was a light sleeper. If I put on the light, he would wake and I would be asleep…gone again. I paused to reflect. I couldn’t do that three times in a row. We had been alerted to a con man […]

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A Matter Of Vorlons: an examination by: GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
A Matter Of Vorlons:  an examination by: GF Willmetts

Who are you?   Re-watching ‘Babylon 5’ last year, I’m directed some of my attention to the Vorlons. Of all the alien species, only they are privy to the current history that will lead to the third age of mankind as supplied by Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in his guise as Valen. Unlike his successor, Captain […]

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Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart (graphic novel review)

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart   (graphic novel review)

The following will spoil ‘Fight Club’ for anyone who hasn’t read or seen it. It’s advised you go read/see it or preferably both before embarking on this review. Don’t worry. We’ll still be here when you get back. Chuck Palahniuk’s 1997 novel ‘Fight Club’ and its subsequent 1999 film adaptation blew apart genre conventions to […]

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The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset (TV series review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset   (TV series review)

I bought the third season of ‘The Twilight Zone’ a few years back but getting caught up in reviewing the adventures of a Time Lord, I held back in completing because it felt like sacrilege watching it in the summer. ‘The Twilight Zone’ is a wintery time of night to watch so cue the darkness […]

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Back Issue # 94 February 2017 (magazine review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 94 February 2017   (magazine review)

If ever there is a cover that will guarantee sales, then put one illustrated by Neal Adams on it. The opening interview in this issue of ‘Back Issue’ examines his creation of Ms. Mystic and several other characters who essentially were designed as part of a limited edition portfolio before becoming comicbook series. I have […]

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