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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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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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Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson (book review)

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson  (book review)

Author James Hamilton-Paterson makes it clear from the start that his book, ‘Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane’ isn’t about the technical specs of the SR-71. Oddly he mentions the Haynes book but it doesn’t come up in his bibliography at the back of the book. Instead, there is more of a focus on the world […]

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Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

July 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Kendal, 13th July 2017: Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce several Australian comic creators have joined this year’s line-up of both British and international guests for its weekend-long event, taking place 13th – 15th October 2017. The Caravan of Comics creators will be visiting the UK thanks to support from the Australia Council for […]

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On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler (book review)

July 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler  (book review)

Chris Gavaler says in his introduction to his book, ‘On The Origin Of Superheroes’, that the term ‘superman’ started long before 1938 and the Man Of Steel. I agree with him that it can be difficult to where do you define what a superman actually is or when it started being defined as such in […]

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IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International 2017 Schedule

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International 2017 Schedule

San Diego, CA (July 12, 2017) – The countdown to San Diego Comic Con International 2017 is on, and IDW and Top Shelf have revealed their massive slate of signings and panels for the week! Featuring influential and fan-favorite creators, alongside the cast and creative teams from some of the most buzzed about television shows, […]

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