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Star Trek Discovery – Now with even more Shocking Twists (TM) and a Side Order of Fried Rubberhead

One of the many reasons I dislike Star Trek Discovery (for others, see here) is perhaps not entirely fair, since this is something entirely outside the control of anybody involved with the show. Because Star Trek Discovery premiered on the … Continue reading

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It’s still very grimdark out there

Even though I’ve been away for a few days, the blogosphere or at least the SFF corner of the blogosphere hasn’t moved on yet, since we’re still discussing grimdark fantasy. So here is a round-up of the latest entries in … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year again: Grimdark Fantasy

We’re having our annual gritty fantasy debate, because Joe Abercrombie – being one of the prime purveyors of grimdark fantasy today – launches a preemptive strike and defends dark and gritty fantasy against its critics. Of course, nobody is actually … Continue reading

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Bear on Grimdark, Burroughs on Writing and some Pretty Covers

I was going to post some photos of my daytrip to Celle on May 1st, but something’s come up, so have some links instead: Elizabeth Bear remarks upon the relentless darkness of the SFF genre and of its inability to … Continue reading

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Oh Joy! – Yet more on Plagiarism, Nihilism and Prescriptive Linguists – Oh, Joy!

The spam catcher plug-in I use is normally fairly effective, but it also has its moments of fail. Today, it let through an obvious spam comment (for online shoe shops of all things), while a legitimate comment got caught in … Continue reading

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Plagiarism, Vampires, Nihilist Fantasy and the latest Genre Dust-up

I’m busy with work, but lots of other interesting things happened online and off. Hence, I have lots of links for you today under the cut:

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The Hopepunk Debate

Back in 2017, SFF writer Alexandra Rowland wrote on tumblr: The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on.. She later expanded that statement in a longer post. Here is a quote: So the essence of grimdark is that everyone’s … Continue reading

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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for November 2018

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 speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some October books I missed … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for October 2018

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 September … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for September 2018

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 August … Continue reading

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