Monthly Archives: December 2020

By Popular Demand: The 2020 Jonathan and Martha Kent Fictional Parent of the Year Award

As you know, I have been giving out the prestigious (not) Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents for a long time now. However, I have received a request to also hand out a Fictional Parent of the … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for December 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 and small press authors (as well as the … Continue reading

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The 2020 Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents

It’s almost the end of the year, so it’s time to announce the winner of the coveted (not) 2020 Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents. This years also marks the 40th annual Darth Vader Parenthood Award for … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Christmas Post 2020

Yes, I know that Christmas has been over for four days now, but I was pretty busy with a large translation job, so here is the somewhat belated obligatory 2020 Christmas post. In spite of the pandemic, our Christmas wasn’t … Continue reading

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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for December 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 November books I missed … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery mounts a rescue mission and meets “Su’Kal”

Because the powers that be at US streaming services apparently believe that all their viewers are bored slackers sitting on the sofa with nothing else to do and that no one has such a thing as a family or a … Continue reading

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A Holiday Story Bonanza

It’s time for the last new release announcement of the year. As the title indicates, this will be a big announcement, because I have three new holiday stories plus a collection to announce. Unfortunately, some of the buy links are … Continue reading

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Magic under the Mistletoe 2020 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday science fiction, fantasy and horror by indie authors. These … Continue reading

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Murder under the Mistletoe 2020 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Mysteries and Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday mysteries by indie authors. The holiday mysteries cover the … Continue reading

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The Mandalorian Comes to “The Rescue” of Baby Grogu

It’s time for the last of my episode by episode reviews of season 2 of The Mandalorian again. Previous installments may be found here. Also, since Star Wars is a Disney property now, may I remind you once again that … Continue reading

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