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Star Trek Discovery Uncovers a Conspiracy in “Project Daedalus”

Today’s Star Trek Discovery review will be somewhat abbreviated, because I’m still pretty sick and showing very little sign of improvement. For my takes on previous episode of Star Trek Discovery, go here BTW. And if you want some insight … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2019 Academy Award Winners

So the winners of the 2019 Academy Awards were announced last night with the usual pomp and circumstance and gorgeous gowns, but without the usual host, since the guy they picked disqualified himself due to homophobic remarks and bad behaviour. … Continue reading

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Cozy Space Opera, Cozy Mysteries and the Domestic Sphere

At Strange Horizons, Joyce Chng hosts a round-table about domestic space opera, featuring Ann Leckie, Jennifer Foehner Wells, Judith Tarr and Foz Meadows. It’s a great discussion and I urge everyone to read it. Now domestic space opera is a … 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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Arson, attempted murder and the destruction of a 150 year old department store

Yesterday evening, I was at the monthly translators’ meet-up at a restaurant in Bremen city centre. At around a quarter to ten, I was driving home along an elevated road through the city centre and noticed a dark cloud drifting … Continue reading

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My Parents’ Golden Wedding Anniversary

This past week was not just Hugo kvetching week, but there were also other things going on. For example, yesterday, my parents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The actual anniversary was on Thursday, April 9th, but because most people are … Continue reading

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1965 Wedding Photos

My parents are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this year and I was drafted to design the invitations. And just in case you’re wondering, no, I’m not that old. My parents had already been married for several years when they … Continue reading

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October Linkdump

At Tor.com, Liz Bourke has a great rebuttal directed towards certain authors of historical fiction and historically flavoured fantasy, who excuse their lack of significant female and GLBT characters as well as characters of colour with “Well, that’s the way … Continue reading

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Cora goes to Osnabrück and discovers a new genre name

I’ve been absent for three days now, because it’s been a busy week. Besides, I took the day off on Wednesday to take the train to Osnabrück, a city approximately 120 kilometers to the southwest of Bremen. I really like … Continue reading

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Two writing links, two Fifty Shades articles, two awards, two celebrity deaths and the impending death of genre

The King of Elfland’s Second Cousin weighs in on the current debate on the impending death of genre due to the rise of e-books that was kicked off by Charles Stross. I think anybody who believes that e-books will destroy … Continue reading

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