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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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Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography Of Daniel Picard (book review).

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography Of Daniel Picard (book review).

If you search engine ‘Daniel Picard’ and ‘images’ you were undoubtedly see samples of his delightful photos on-line. As we don’t have official permission from the publisher, that’s the way you’ll have to look, see the link at the bottom of the review, but you’ll see more than the four we might have shown here. […]

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Jose del Nido’s Slayers: Women Of War (book review).

July 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jose del Nido’s Slayers: Women Of War (book review).

As you should know from time to time, I pick out an odd publisher that I haven’t encountered before and look at one of their book. Case in point is SQP Art Books. Their website currently reveals a small range of books, even though they’ve been 40 years in the business, based off the selection […]

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Psychology For Screenwriters by William Indick (book review).

July 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Psychology For Screenwriters by William Indick (book review).

Contrary to what you might think, ‘Psychology For Screenwriters’ is not about sending writers to see a shrink but about understanding the motivations of the characters that you or they are playing with. Author, psychologist and scriptwriter William Indick indicates in his introduction that there are things to be learn beyond scriptwriting for characters, so […]

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NASA Gemini: 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods and David M. Harland (book review).

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA Gemini: 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods and David M. Harland (book review).

NASA’s Gemini programme was needed if they were to fulfil President John F. Kennedy’s order to get American astronauts on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and establish themselves as the winner in the Space Race currently led by the USSR. Oddly, Russia never saw getting a man on the Moon as their […]

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Found Footage Horror Films by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (book review).

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Found Footage Horror Films by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (book review).

When I first saw the title ‘Found Footage Horror Films’, I wasn’t sure what to think. Was it out-takes or removed scenes from known horror films? There could be a book on such a subject. Nope. Alexandra Heller-Nicholas’ book focuses on the likes of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (1999) where the border between knowing something […]

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Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder (book review).

Several months back, I reviewed an old Michael Whelan book, ‘Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art’, and said I would cover his other book from the same period at a later date. Meet the later date and ‘Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder’ and much of his work from the mid-1970s-1980s, mostly for Del Rey, got […]

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The Power Of The Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith (book review)

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Power Of The Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith  (book review)

Whenever term ‘Dark Side’ turns up, one has to think of ‘Star Wars’. It’s practically synchronous with the various trilogies pointing out the most nasty side of people. Pamela Jaye Smith doesn’t shy away from this in her book, ‘The Power Of The Dark Side’, but embraces it across the genres and medias citing many […]

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Great Calculations by Colin Pask (book review).

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Great Calculations by Colin Pask (book review).

You’re probably seen TV programmes where they do the top 100 of something or other. One that I doubt you would see is the top 50 calculations as provided by author Colin Pask in his book ‘Great Calculations’. What we have here is what happens after the observations and how scientists turned their information into […]

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Tanith Lee (1947-2015) : remembered by Pauline Morgan.

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tanith Lee (1947-2015) : remembered by Pauline Morgan.

Over the past few years we have lost a lot of genre writers such as Iain Banks, Graham Joyce and Joel Lane. Now we have to add Tanith Lee to the list of those who will be missed. Tanith was born on the 19th September 1947 and died from breast cancer on 24th May 2015. […]

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Editorial – July 2015 : Is your computer your closest friend? (editorial)

June 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2015   :  Is your computer your closest friend?  (editorial)

Hello everyone Although tablets and mobile phones are close contenders, even if I don’t use them myself, the closest bit of tech to being a friend is your computer, whether its a tower (don’t they do deskbox shapes any more?) or laptop. All right, so its an inanimate combination of silicon, rare and more common […]

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