Monthly Archives: December 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for December 2014

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. 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 some November … Continue reading

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Photos: Magical Light in the Westermark Woods

The Westermark woods near the town of Syke are my favourite local hiking spot and have been featured several times in these pages before. Today was frosty and sunny, i.e. ideal hiking weather, so I drove out to the Westermark … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on “Snow White and the Huntsman”

The days between Christmas and New Year are traditionally the time when the TV stations trot out the Hollywood blockbusters or wannabe blockbusters from two or three years ago in what they term “German free-TV premiere”. It’s also a time … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2014

First of all, a merry Christmas or other applicable seasonal holiday to all my readers and blog visitors. Yesterday was a typically wet and mild North German Christmas Eve. I’m with my parents, as usual. Luckily, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Christmas Carol and seasonal morality plays

Since it’s the run-up to Christmas, I’ve been watching favourite holiday movies, as they show up on TV. And so I ended up watching the 1980 adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy, starring Alec Guiness and Ricky Schroder, back to back … Continue reading

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New release announcement No. 3: A German holiday romance – Neue weihnachtliche Liebesgeschichte erhältlich: Last-Minute Geschenke

This is the third of the pre-Christmas new release announcements. This time around, it’s for the German edition of last year’s short holiday romance Christmas Gifts, so let’s switch to German right away: *** Nach zwei Ankündigungen für die englischsprachigen … Continue reading

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New release announcement No. 2: Boardwalk Baby

As I said yesterday, I’ll be posting a trio of new release announcements in the run-up to the holidays and here is number 2. This time, it’s for a new fantasy novelette called Boardwalk Baby. Boardwalk Baby is the result … Continue reading

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New Free Anthology Available – Stories on the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors

I’ll have several announcements to make in the next few days, because I have not one but three new books out. But don’t worry, this blog won’t turn into wall to wall promotion. It’s just a case of weird timing. … Continue reading

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Seasonal Views of Bremen 2014

This holiday season I mostly found myself tied to the house due to ongoing construction work. Which isn’t that much of a problem, since I do most of my holiday shopping online anyway. However, yesterday there was a lull in … Continue reading

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Mixed updates and more on hard SF and messy emotions

First of all, I’ve been interviewed by British crime fiction writer J.T. Baptiste for the 12 days of crime series on her blog. We talk about writing, reading, favourite characters, Edgar Wallace movies and Dr. Mabuse, who is one of … Continue reading

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