Author Archives: Cora

Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for August 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 July books I missed … Continue reading

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More Reactions to the 2018 Hugo Awards and Other WorldCon 76 Links

Since my last post, some more reactions to the 2018 Hugo Awards have trickled in. For starters, if you want to watch the Hugo ceremony with your own eyes, the video of the ceremony is now online. And if you … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Dieter Thomas Heck

German TV personality and actor Dieter Thomas Heck died today aged 80. Here is a video obituary with many clips, courtesy of ZDF. Unfortunately, there is no English language obituary anywhere (honestly, Deutsche Welle, that’s your job), so I had … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2018 Hugo Award Winners

I already shared my own reactions to the 2018 Hugo Award winners as well as some reactions from around the web in yesterday’s post. However, since then I’ve come across a couple more reaction posts from around the web. At … Continue reading

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Comments on the 2018 Hugo Awards Winners

So the 2018 Hugo Awards were awarded tonight. The full list of winners may be found here, while the detailed breakdown of votes and nominations is here. Finally, if you want to see my comments on the finalists, back when … Continue reading

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An Awards Post that’s not about the Hugos

The 2018 Hugo Awards ceremony is still a couple of hours away. And due to the awkward timing (the ceremony starts at 5 AM German time), you probably can’t expect a post from me about it until tomorrow night. However, … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 1943 Retro Hugo Award Winners

Before the main event on Sunday, the 1943 Retro Hugos were awarded last night at WorldCon 76 in San José, California. The full list of winners may be found here. The full detailed results of the votes and nominations may … Continue reading

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Cora blogs elsewhere yet again…

Today, I’m over at Galactic Journey again, this time with a look at the state of East German and East European (well, Polish, since East Germany already had Stanislaw Lem translations at the time) science fiction back in 1963. For … Continue reading

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The 2018 Dragon Award Nominees and the Rise of the Kindle Unlimited Writing Factories

For the third time in a row, Dragon Con, a big media con in Atlanta, Georgia, has enlivened the dead period just before WorldCon starts and the Hugo winners are announced, by announcing the nominees for the Dragon Awards. You … Continue reading

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Convention Programming in the Age of Necromancy – A Short Story

In my blogpost about the 2018 July Short Story Challenge, I wrote that every year that challenge generates one or two stories that are not something I can publish either in e-book form or send to a magazine. Often, these … Continue reading

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