Monthly Archives: April 2020

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for April 2020

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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Retro Review: “Far Centaurus” by A.E. van Vogt

I’m continuing my reviews of the 1945 Retro Hugo finalists with “Far Centaurus”, a science fiction short story by A.E. van Vogt that was published in the January 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is a finalist for the … Continue reading

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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for April 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of crime fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some March books I missed … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “And the Gods Laughed” by Fredric Brown

Now that the finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos have announced, it’s time to get back to Retro Reviews and cover those finalists I missed the first time around. I’ll start off with “And the Gods Laughed”, a science fiction … Continue reading

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Genre Vacation: Visit the Pulp Science Fiction Shared Solar System

In early April, Shaun Duke started the Blog Challenge Project to encourage participants to blog more and create some conversation across blogs. Shaun describes the project as follows: What is the Blog Challenge Project? In short, the project aims to … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Hugo Finalist – and Some Birthday Stuff

Hugo finalists are not exactly common in Germany (I think there are only three German Hugo finalists altogether and none of them live in North Germany). And so, I was interviewed/profiled by both local papers in my region last week. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part II: The 2020 Hugo Awards

Here is the second of the long awaited Hugo finalist reaction posts. Part 1 about the finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos, is here BTW. And yes, it took longer than usual to get these posts up, but since I’m … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part I: The 1945 Retro Hugo Awards

Here is the first of the long awaited Hugo finalist reaction posts. Not too long, I hope, but since I’m a Hugo finalist myself this year, I took some time off to celebrate, congratulate fellow finalists and update everything that … Continue reading

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Cora is a Hugo Finalist!

As you probably know, the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards have just been announced. Both ballots are very good this year and I promise you that the detailed analysis of the finalists, which … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Citadel of Lost Ships” by Leigh Brackett

The finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos will be announced tomorrow. But for now, I’ll continue to take a look at some of the finalists for previous years of Retro Hugos. And today, I’ll continue with a story that was … Continue reading

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