Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bremen, Books and Banksy

I was in Bremen today. I had lunch at the Restaurant Übersee and ate their penne with chicken breast and broccoli in plum chili sauce. I don’t really need the chicken, but I love the sauce. I also bought two … Continue reading

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No, Criminal Minds, no!

So I watched the first episode of the Criminal Minds spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior last night along with a fifth season episode of the original. Now I mainly watch crime dramas or police procedurals, as we’re apparently calling them … Continue reading

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Busy Sunday Linkdump

I’m rather busy today with getting another of my old short stories ready for e-publication, so here’s just a brief link roundup: At the Guardian, Michael Faber writes that the superheroes of Marvel and DC have become increasingly zombie-like, in … Continue reading

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Riots Redux

A few days ago, I was at my parents, when there was a belated report on the British riots on TV (belated, because the program in question was on summer hiatus during the riots and now had to reassert its … Continue reading

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More feminist Game of Thrones hate and a remake that should never have happened

First of all, I have two new posts up at my sister sites, namely an indie publishing link round-up at Pegasus Pulp and a post on Gorleben (which has nothing to do with John Norman’s infamous Gor novels, though that … Continue reading

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More Hugos, Selkie romances, Star Wars, the sexual doublestandard and some bad news

It’s another of those awfully hot and humid days, so here is a linkdump for your pleasure: At File 770, there is a detailed breakdown of the Hugo voting stats. Dan Wells also does some detailed analysis. James Scott Bell … Continue reading

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At long last: The Kiss of the Executioner’s Blade

Kindle Direct Publishing finally came through and The Kiss of the Executioner’s Blade is now also available at all three Amazons in addition to XinXii and AllRomance ebooks. If the title seems familiar, this is one of the erotic pulp … Continue reading

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Of Thunderstorms and Deceased Comedians

Amazon finally sent me an e-mail that they are on the case of my missing e-book. So maybe I will have an official announcement later this week. Meanwhile, the story is already available at OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks and XinXii. I also … Continue reading

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Urban fantasy, our genre’s discomfort with emotion and the cultural issues of translation

My latest e-book is still missing in action at the Kindle store. I contacted Amazon support today, but haven’t heard back from them yet. This is pretty frustrating. So the book announcement is postponed for another day. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Hugo Awards

The 2010 Hugo and Campbell Awards have been awarded. No real surprises, though I’m kind of disappointed that Blackout/All Clear took the Hugo for best novel, because I found it the least interesting book on the shortlist (though I wasn’t … Continue reading

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