Monthly Archives: January 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month: January 2014

Welcome to “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”, a new feature on this blog. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though for the debut … Continue reading

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Still Snowy and Frosty Linkdump

I’m not sure whether this hit the news abroad at all, but the German TV station ARD did an exclusive TV interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. I only stumbled across the interview by accident, because I was waiting for … Continue reading

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Interview with Science Fiction Writer Edward M. Grant

Today I welcome science fiction author Edward M. Grant to my blog. Edward has been kind enough to answer a few questions for me. 1.   Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Britain and studied Physics … Continue reading

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More Snow in the Forest

We had even more snow last night as well as temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius. And guess when the main heater decided to have a hiccup. Luckily, the service technician is coming in tomorrow. Apart from the cold, the … Continue reading

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Snow 2014 by Day

And this is what the snow looks like by daylight, when I went out to shovel the driveway free. We’re supposed to be getting even more snow on Sunday, since we’re right at the borderline between freezing dry and warm … Continue reading

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Night Snow 2014

The icy wind blowing in from Eastern Europe has mostly been bringing me headaches (I’m very sensitive to air pressure changes) and shivers, but tonight it also brought us this:

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Science fiction and Romance Linkdump

First of all, science fiction writer, terminal cancer patient and regular reader of this blog Jay Lake has the chance to take part in a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment, which will hopefully help both Jay and other cancer … Continue reading

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The Latest on the current Genre Debates

Two debates are currently raging across the online SFF sphere, namely the debate about the appropriateness of awards eligibility posts (see my previous posts here and here) as well as the debate about “masculine stories” initiated by Paul S. Kemp … Continue reading

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First Gender Debate of the Year – Hurray!

It seems we’re having the first gender debate of the year, though this time around we are not talking about women writers for once, but about masculine writing. The first volley was fired by Paul S. Kemp, author of several … Continue reading

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More on the 2014 Hugo nomination dust-up

The debate about awards eligibility lists and whether they are good practice or incredibly tacky (see my link round-up here) continues. Amal El-Mohtar responds to both John Scalzi and Adam Roberts and points out that the debate about the appropriateness … Continue reading

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