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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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Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Why did you call me here?’ Bran whispered in the ear of his companion. ‘You only have to arrange the accident.’ ‘I wanted to listen to his lecture first,’ Lika whispered back. ‘What’s the subject?’ ‘Prolonged temporal induction.’ ‘That’s a bit premature. Grassner never sorted that out.’ ‘If we complete our mission then he won’t.’ […]

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

When I learnt that Bernie Wrightson had died in March, I decided I really ought to look at some of work and what’s available on the market. I was never much of a fan of ‘Swamp Thing’ so opted for this volume, ‘Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson’ from 2011. Actually, it should be called ‘Creepy And […]

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

I have to confess I wasn’t really sure what to make of Paul Young’s book, ‘Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism’. Was it going to be hero-worship of the comicbook creator or a proper analysis of faults and all. Thankfully, it was the latter. He also did the curtsey of giving an extended […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

Back in 9-11 June 2000, Joe Petrilak ran the ‘All Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention’, where he had pros mainly from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. With some of them in their advanced ages, this would be one of the last times that it would be possible to gather them all […]

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Annabelle: Creation: music by Benjamin Wallfisch (CD review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Annabelle: Creation: music by Benjamin Wallfisch (CD review).

All I’m really aware of about the horror film ‘Annabelle: Creation’ (2017) is it’s about a possessed doll out to do some damage to some orphaned girls. That’s all right, as I’m only here to listen to the soundtrack. Oddly, much of the early tracks are played low, no doubt to build up to the […]

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The Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

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The Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

With Adrian J. Walker’s latest book, ‘The Last Dog On Earth’, you are sort of thrown in at the deep end in working out what is going on. Mostly because you’re introduced to the first person or should I say first dog thoughts of Lineker the dog and, yes, he is named after someone who […]

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Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

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Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

OK, in recent reviews of film books, we’ve covered many topics but not this one in as much detail. Ric Viers is a sound effects specialist and with this book, ‘Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens’, he is going to describe how to create the noises needed for films to be dubbed in. […]

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

Reading this morning that actor Richard Anderson had died at the age of 91 is a reminder of how time is passing for actors from our childhood. Having read his book, ‘Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir’ last year, he was typical of old Hollywood of never having a bad word to say about anyone but […]

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #99 September 2017 (magazine review).

You can never get past the fact that time flies and how quickly it passes. With this ‘Back Issue’, we look back 25 years to the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as well as the comicbook series that used it as its source material. It also brought the likes of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in […]

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