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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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Humanoids From The Deep (1996) (DVD review).

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Humanoids From The Deep (1996) (DVD review).

In many respects, ‘Humanoids From The Deep’ is a cross between ‘Jaws’ and ‘Aliens’, keeping the sea but placed on modern day Earth. Well, that of 1996 that is. Humans genetically blended with salmon DNA are genetic monsters who escape the military and are mutated further by some biohazard material. They also have a taste […]

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Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979 by Bonnie Noonan (book review).

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Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979 by Bonnie Noonan (book review).

I reviewed Bonnie Noonan’s previous 2005 book, ‘Women Scientists In Fifties Science Fiction Films’, last year. A decade later, she writes ‘Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979’, looking at how the roles of women changed in a few sparse decades. Reading into what she says, women have tended to be token characters in many of […]

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Transgalactic by James Gunn (book review).

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Transgalactic by James Gunn (book review).

Unlike the first book, ‘Transdimensional’ with its multi-alien involvement where you see all the characters’ individual stories, written three years later, James Gunn’s sequel, ‘Transgalactic’, strips all of this away and focuses on just Riley and Asha. To survive being attacked by the local inhabitants, they both step through the Transcendental Machine, in reality a […]

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Deep Red (1975) (Blu-ray film review).

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Deep Red (1975) (Blu-ray film review).

Essentially what we have here is ‘Deep Red’ from 1975 a rather macabre whodunnit, an Italian movie directed by Dario Argento and starring David Hemmings, the well-known British actor, now deceased. At over two hours in duration, it’s rather protracted and could essentially be alleviated with cutting, as it was in the USA, because quite […]

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X marks the spot.

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X marks the spot.

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (pub: Arrow Books/Random House. 301 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-784-75291-0) check out websites: www.randomhouse.co.uk and www.penguin.co.uk NB this version does not contain a photos insert. If you want that one, you need to get the hardback. […]

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Editorial – May 2016: Are there truths in lies?

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Editorial – May 2016: Are there truths in lies?

Hello everyone In creativity there is a lot of lying, more so in our genre where most people know the fantastic and horrific is invention and getting people to believe it at some level a lot tougher when set in contemporary times. You can trace that back to the campsites of earlier times when and […]

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Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Farday Lumo looked up at the sky. A binary star system but the smaller star was on the far side. It would take a month for it to get around the orange giant. It wouldn’t help her situation. Crashing on this desert planet was her only option after her spaceship decided it was safer to […]

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The Reel Nessie: a seek’em article by: GF Wilmetts.

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The Reel Nessie: a seek’em article by: GF Wilmetts.

With the recent discovery of the 1970 Wally Veevers Loch Ness Monster prop at the bottom of Loch Ness in April, one has to remember two things. The one in the 1970 film of ‘The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes’ does actually show it. The one in that photograph was added in post-production from a […]

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21 Years (CD review).

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21 Years (CD review).

‘BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21 Years’ is a re-released of BBC Records REC 354 from 1979. Silva Records offer a choice of CD, which I’m reviewing, or on vinyl which is out in June. Here you will find 45 tracks by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. If anything, it’s their diversity that will have you paying […]

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Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

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Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

The title ‘Scriptwriting For Teens’ seems a bit or a misnomer. I mean, is it a book telling teenagers how to write scripts, or adults how to write for teens. The sub-title of Christina Hamlett’s book is ‘The 100 Principles Of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know’, so really, it is for teens but everyone […]

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