Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Release: “He has come back to me…”

February 29th is a day that only comes every four years. It’s also a pretty cool publication date. And hence I celebrate this unique day with the rerelease of two out of print science fiction stories, “He has come back … Continue reading

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Of Karl May and immersive writing

Yesterday’s edition of the ZDF nachtstudio, a cultural discussion program, features a critic, a scholar of German literature, a writer and a very well known comedian discussing Karl May and his work. The occasion is his 170th birthday and the … Continue reading

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Political Linkdump of the Day

I don’t really want to talk about politics anymore, but unfortunately it’s still important to blog about the criticism of Joachim Gauck, because the mainstream media is totally failing in even addressing the criticism at all. So there’s more presidential … Continue reading

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Impressions of the 2012 Oscars

I’m watching the Oscars at the moment. Well, half watching, since I’m writing and blogging on the side. So far, it’s quite dull. Even the dresses are nothing to write home about. Billy Crystal is still one of the better … Continue reading

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Cora attends a mall motorbike show and contemplates getting an e-reader

This afternoon, I visited what was billed as a motorbike show at a local mall. Now mall motorbike shows rarely compare to dedicated motorbike shows for obvious reasons. But this one was such a bust that they should just have … Continue reading

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The Daily Political Post

Yesterday was the memorial ceremony for the ten victims of the Neo-Nazi terror group NSU complete with a national minute of silence at 12 o’clock. Our school participated in the minute of silence and it went reasonably well, though minutes … Continue reading

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Science Fiction is dying… – again – and what Downton Abbey and The Help say about contemporary American culture

There is another “death of science fiction” debate – this time in Germany. I stumbled upon it while looking for Gauck links of all things. At the tech news site Telepolis, German science fiction writer Michael Szameit laments the impending … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Gauck

Political discussion and links behind the cut:

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New Book Trailer for El Carnicero

I had so much fun using xtranormal to make a book trailer for the Silencer series that I went and made another trailer for El Carnicero, my regency adventure romance. Xtranormal offers cartoon versions of historical figures, so the trailer … Continue reading

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Gauck Links of the Day

Yes, there are more Gauck links and commentary behind the cut. Just skip if it doesn’t interest you:

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