Monthly Archives: March 2012

What I did this Saturday

I’m rather tired right now, though Amazon willing there will be another update later tonight. However, today my Mom celebrated her 70th birthday (her actual birthday was on Wednesday), which meant a lot of talking to a lot of relatives … Continue reading

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More Christopher Priest versus the Clarke Award

Yesterday’s post about the latest genre dust-up involving Christopher Priest’s very vocal criticism of this year’s Clarke Award shortlist has been linked by John Scalzi at Whatever, which has sent my stats shooting up since Scalzi gets as many visitors … Continue reading

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The latest Genre Dust-up: Christopher Priest versus the Clarke Awards

While I was away, the nominations for the Clarke Award have been announced. I’m very pleased to see Jane Rogers, whom I ferried around in my ancient Volkswagen Jetta during a visit to Bremen a couple of year ago, on … Continue reading

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Back from Yorkshire – and a Linkdump

I’m back from Yorkshire. Well, actually I got back yesterday, but I was too tired to blog or do more than catch up with my e-mails. There will be photos in the next few days, but for now here are … Continue reading

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Another Interview with Cora

I’m still in Yorkshire, but in the meantime you can read an interview I gave Andy Rane at The Same Six Questions. Come on over and say hello. Send to Kindle

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In Yorkshire

As you can tell by this post, I arrived safely here in Yorkshire, though I ended up in the last two rows of a KLM Fokker 70 twice in a row. The last two or three rows of a Fokker … Continue reading

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Interview with Writer and Cover Designer Scarlett Rugers a.k.a. Scarlett Archer

Today, I welcome writer and cover designer Scarlett Rugers writing as Scarlett Archer to my blog. Scarlett has been kind enough to answer a few questions for me. 1.      First of all, why don’t you tell us a little about … Continue reading

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Away for a few days – and a video from the Leipzig Book Fair

Today was the last day of school. Luckily, it wasn’t too exhausting – though many of my 9th-graders still didn’t practice the vocabulary they’ve been supposed to practice for two weeks now. From tomorrow on I’ll be in Yorkshire for … Continue reading

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An interview, John Carter and what is wrong with Hollywood these days

First of all, I am interviewed by John Warner at the Indie Book Spot today. Come on over and say hello. Furthermore, I am also quoted in this Huffington Post article by Jim Kukral about the pros and cons of … Continue reading

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A bit of searchterm weirdness and a great link

For some reason, several people reached my site today by googling the name of a certain German politician and secretary in Angela Merkel’s cabinet in connection with “imcompetence”. Now I don’t recall ever having called said politician imcompetent in these … Continue reading

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