Monthly Archives: April 2016

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for April 2016

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 March … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Shortlist: More Thoughts and Reactions – and the Clarke Awards

There have been a few developments since my last Hugo shortlist reaction post. Warning: Lots of links and neepery behind the cut: Send to Kindle

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The obligatory 2016 Hugo Shortlist Post

So the finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced today – against tradition in the middle of the week rather than on a weekend, which will make John Scalzi happy (though since he recused himself from nominations this year, … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Curry – a curious Indian-German fusion dish

I don’t blog about food all that much, but today I want to share a personal favourite with you, namely the curious Indian-German fusion dish known as sailor’s curry or simply curry, if you’re from North Germany and grew up … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Birthday Post 2016

April 18 is my birthday. Though I didn’t get around to celebrate a whole lot today, because I had to work. And so I spent the whole afternoon teaching German as a second language to refugees. The class is brand … Continue reading

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Two New Science Fiction Releases: Lovers’ Lane and Double Feature

I have two new stories to announce today, two stories that are in many ways two sides of the same coin. Let’s have a bit of background: In November 2013, I published a short story called Acacia Crescent, in which … Continue reading

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Photos: Flowers and Sunsets… and Pirates!

Enough politics for today, let’s have some pretty photos. The mild and sunny weather of the past week has given nature a boost with spring flowers in full bloom all over. So here are some of them. These are all … Continue reading

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The Böhmermann Case

I’m one of them. One of the approximately 300000 to 500000 German TV viewers who knew who Jan Böhmermann was before last week and who regularly watched his comedy program Neo Magazin Royale in its Thursday/Friday night post-midnight graveyard slot. … Continue reading

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Of Star Wars and Mary Sues

Last Thursday, the first teaser trailer dropped for Rogue One, this year’s Star Wars movie (apparently we’re getting one every year for Christmas now) and it looks pretty damn good, particularly considering very few people cared a whole lot about … Continue reading

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