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Chuck Wendig, James Gunn, Chelsea Cain and the Silencing of Creatives

The following excursion into the past is going to be long, but bear with me, because there is a valid connection to what is happening today. Send to Kindle

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Star Trek Discovery – Of Rubberheads and Rushed Romances

It seems that last week’s episode of Star Trek Discovery (which was actually good) was an outlier, because this week Star Trek Discovery is back on form and it sucks. If you’re interested in reading me detailing all the many … Continue reading

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The Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents

Last week, I came across a Tor.com post by Emily Asher-Perrin, in which she claimed that we can safely say that Sarek of Vulcan is science fiction’s worst dad. Both the headline and the post left me baffled, for while … Continue reading

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Redemption Arcs and Yet More Complaints about Star Trek Discovery

Yes, I know that I already complained at length about Star Trek Discovery, but I’m not quite done yet. In fact, I’m surprised how strongly I feel about about this, since until last week, I thought I was done with … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2016 Nebula Nominees, the Shadow Clarke Award and some other awards

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, genre award shortlist time. In the past few days, the nominees for the 2016 BSFA Award, the 2016 Aurealis Award, the longlist for the 2017 David Gemmell Legend Award and the winners … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Sir Ken Adam

On Friday, one of my personal heroes, Sir Ken Adam, died aged 95. Even if you’ve never heard the name Ken Adam, you’ll probably recognise his work when you see it, for Ken Adam determined our ideas of what a … Continue reading

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Two Literary Deaths and Some Thoughts on the 2015 Nebula Nominees

It’s been a sad day for the literary world, because on Friday we lost both Harper Lee and Umberto Eco. Of the two, the death of Umberto Eco probably affects me more, because I vividly remember reading (and shuddering at) … Continue reading

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Alarm für Cobra 11, the Avengers and the handling of short guys

Since summer is traditionally the TV doldrums over here, I recently found myself watching a repeat of two episodes of the long running German TV series Alarm für Cobra 11 (Alarm for Cobra 11). I’ve blogged about the show before, … Continue reading

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Of Outlander, Sex and the Female Gaze

I finally got around to watching the first few episodes of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I was rather sceptical, when the series was first announced, partly because I’m not the world’s biggest Outlander fan and partly … Continue reading

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German perspectives on SFF, a Hugo Survey and the best “Age of Ultron” review you’ll read today

The 2015 Hugo Awards debate is still dragging on and to those of us outside the US, it is very clear that the Hugos and Worldcon have been dragged into the increasingly toxic US culture war between the beleaguered nutty … Continue reading

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