Monthly Archives: June 2012

New story available: The Hidden Castle.

As mentioned yesterday, I have a new story out – or rather two, since the e-book edition also contains a bonus story that is too short to publish on its own. With this book, I have once again returned to … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron, Spaceballs and the Golden Age of Romantic Comedy

I’ve been busy these past few days prepping the latest Pegasus Pulp release (there should be an announcement tomorrow), hence the lack of posts. While I was otherwise occupied, Germany lost the Euro 2012 semi-finale to Italy 1:2 and the … Continue reading

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Cora attends a reading and tuckerizes a student

I occasionally write at school, in the teacher break room during free hours and sometimes also in class, while the students are completing an assignment of their own, before the lesson starts or during the five minute break between double … Continue reading

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An announcement and new entries in old discussions

Signal boost: If you’re in the Bremen area, newleaf, the English language literary magazine of the University of Bremen, will hold the launch reading for issue No. 28 at the Theaterwerkstatt in the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof on Monday, June 25, 2012, … Continue reading

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Cora enters another new market, some gender discussion, Automat diners and a must-have book

I’ve got another reason to brag, for mere days after cracking the Spanish e-book market I also managed to crack the Italian market by selling a copy of Courier Duty at, which even briefly put me on the respective … Continue reading

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Cora cracks the Spanish market and paranormal romance sex excuses

Yeah, so the post title is search engine bait, but it’s actually accurate. The German national team made it into the Euro 2012 quarter finals tonight after beating Denmark 2:1 in a not very good game. I actually got bored … Continue reading

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More Lara Croft, more Fifty Shades and some book covers

First of all, there’s more on the whole “Hey, let’s rape Lara Croft” affair from the Guardian, the New Statesman, Care2 and Destructoid. I have no idea what that still from The Ewok Adventure has to do with anything, though. … Continue reading

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Et tu, Lara Croft – The Rape of an Icon

The gamer site Kotaku has an interview with the producer of a new Lara Croft game that will apparently be a reboot of the Tomb Raider series. Now I haven’t played a videogame in ten years, probably more, so I … Continue reading

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Alternatives to the Euro 2012 Linkdump

The Euro 2012 seems to have usurped everybody’s attention in Europe to the point that even European e-book sales have just died. In case anybody cares, Germany won its first match against Portugal 1:0 by the way. Still, for all … Continue reading

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The New Yorker and some links for the Euro 2012 kick-off

So I finally managed to purchase the science fiction issue of The New Yorker at the airport bookstore, which is the only place in town that carries the magazine. Had to pay twice the US cover price, too – wince. … Continue reading

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