Category Archives: Books

Some Comments on the 2017 Nebula Awards Winners

So the 2017 Nebula Awards were awarded last night, as was the Palme d’Or (winner: Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kone-eda), the DFB cup (winner: Eintracht Frankfurt), the FA cup (winner: Chelsea). Oh yes, and there was a wedding in Britain, too. … Continue reading

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“Baptism of Fire” is a nominee for the 2018 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Award

The nominations for the 2018 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards, which are run by the small press Bards & Sages, were announced today. I was going to put the link to the announcement into the weekly … Continue reading

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New Story Available: Blasters of Forever

It’s time for another new release announcement. While the last new release announcements were all parts of existing series, this story is a true standalone. It’s also something for those of my readers who enjoy the lighter and funnier side … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for April 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 March … Continue reading

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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for April 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 March books I missed … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Season 1 of The Expanse

So season 1 of The Expanse finally has a German DVD release and I finally got around to watching all of it – after having watched the episode that was nominated for a Hugo last year. That is, I thought … Continue reading

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Some Reactions to the 2018 Hugo Award Finalists

For my own take on the 2018 Hugo Award finalists as well as the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards finalists, go here. Meanwhile, reactions from around the Internet are trickling in, though the debate seems rather muted this year, compared to … Continue reading

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A Triple New Release and Some Thoughts on Cozy Space Opera

Now that the excitement caused by the triple whammy of Easter, Passover and the announcement of the 2018 Hugo Finalists has died down somewhat, I have an announcement of my own to make. And it’s a big announcement, because I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part II: The 2018 Hugos

For my comments on the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards, go here. Meanwhile, here are my comments on the main event (sorry, long dead authors, filmmakers, artists and fans of 1942), the 2018 Hugo Award finalists. For other comments on the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part I: The 1943 Retro Hugos

So the finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards and the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards were announced tonight, following some controversy, because the announcement happens to take place not just on Easter Saturday, but also on Passover. Coincidentally, it’s not a … Continue reading

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