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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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Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge (book review)

July 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge  (book review)

When I saw this book, ‘Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide’ by Paul Dudbridge, I did wonder at the proximity of having another film production book from Michael Wiese Productions so soon after the last on the subject. Then again, like artbooks, you can never have too many which Dudbridge also asserts at the […]

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The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans (book review)

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans  (book review)

Another book I came across in ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank is ‘The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques’ interviewed by Martyn Dean and text written by Chris Evans. It was released in 1984 and features their interviews and art samples from Jim Burns, Philip Castle, […]

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Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

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Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson (book review)

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson   (book review)

Many years ago, when I read Philip Jóse Farmer’s 1973 book ‘Doc Savage: His Apocalyptical Life’ about the Man Of Bronze, I read about his cousin, Patricia. On a whim, a couple weeks back, I scanned Google seeing if anyone had ever done any illustrations of her which led to discovering that there was a […]

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The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

I’ve known of Vincent Di Fate ever since I got the huge book of his, ‘Infinite Worlds: Fantastic Visions Of Science Fiction Art’, giving the history of SF art that I really ought to find time to review here. As Di Fate’s art is mostly on the other side of the pond, I hadn’t really […]

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Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

It’s rather weird how in chapter 2 of the book, ‘Panel To The Screen’, author Drew Morton says he wants to make the book accessible to all and promptly swallows a dictionary for his phraseology. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the use of words depends on what you would normally use although it might […]

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Counting The Regenerations: a thought by: GF Willmetts,

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Counting The Regenerations: a thought by: GF Willmetts,

There’s been a lot of counting as what number of regenerations have passed with ‘Doctor Who’, confused somewhat when the John Hurt War Doctor regeneration appeared a couple years back. However, the Peter Capaldi Doctor regeneration is the first of a new 13 cycle and he also used one of his regenerative cycles to repair […]

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Doctor Girl : another time by: GF Willmetts

July 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Girl   :  another time by: GF Willmetts

Considering how long the promo and the number of repeats of the announcement of a new Doctor, it barely got 30 seconds on the 6:30pm BBC News. No interview. Nothing from new showrunner Chris Chibnall. It was barely a footnote. Even pointing out that there are female leads in recent films seems a poor choice […]

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Regeneration

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration

Let the world speculate, let’s wait until Sunday. Geoff  

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Titan Comics At San Diego Comic Con 2017

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Titan Comics At San Diego Comic Con 2017

  TITAN BRINGS DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK, FIGHTING AMERICAN, ROBOTECH, DEATH OF STALIN, PLUS MANY MORE, TO SDCC! July 14, 2017– This San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics brings its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts, SDCC variants, limited editions and special appearances from a host of creators including; Steven Moffat, Terry Dodson, plus many more phenomenal […]

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