Author Archives: Cora

Science Fiction Is Dying Again – The Hopepunk Edition

Science fiction sure dies a lot. It’s been regularly dying every year or so ever since it emerged as a separate genre (here is a recent example courtesy of Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin in Der Spiegel) and yet … Continue reading

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A handy guide to all SFF-related posts and works of 2018

I tend to feel uncomfortable with eligibility posts, but I posted such an overview for the first time in 2016, when someone added my name to the Hugo Nominations Wiki. And since I did it the past two years, I … Continue reading

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And the 2018 Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents goes to…

I actually meant to do this yesterday, but New Year’s Eve was kind of busy, so I will announced the 2018 winner of the coveted (not) Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents on the first (well, second, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019 – and some links

First of all, a happy new year to everybody who reads my blog! My 2019 bring you health, happiness and success! Here in Germany, 2019 is already a little more than three hours old and so far, the year is … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for December 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 November … Continue reading

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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 December 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 November books I missed … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

Yes, I know that this Christmas post is a little late, but I had to get an article for Galactic Journey done first (which you should be able to read on Monday). So here is, a little belated, the obligatory … Continue reading

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Three New Hallowind Cove Stories and a Facelift for the Whole Series

This is the final new release announcement for 2018 and it’s a big one, for I have not one or two but three new Hallowind Cove stories to announce as well as a quasi relaunch for the series. The origin … Continue reading

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Magic under the Mistletoe 2018 – 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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