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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for January 2017

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 December … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for March 2016

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 February … Continue reading

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Photos: Toadstools

The meadow across from my house is currently home to a colony of toadstools of the species Amanita muscaria or fly agaric. They’re very pretty, very toxic and a traditional good luck symbol. According to Norse legend, fly agaric mushrooms … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for April 2015

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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A new fantasy story available and Cora participates in an SF Signal Mind Meld

First of all, I was invited to participate in SF Signal‘s regular Mind Meld feature. The subject this time around was cities in science fiction and fantasy. You can see my answer as well as those of Kelly McCullough, Beth … Continue reading

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Toadstools in the meadow

I caught a nasty cold just in time for Halloween, hence the light blogging in recent days. I even had to ask my parents to hand out candy to any trick or treaters who might show up, because opening the … Continue reading

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Making my Peace with the God of Thunder – Of Marvel’s Thor, Richard Wagner and Cultural Appropriation

Tor.com has some more amusing post Comicon reporting such as a whole lot of photos and videos of John Barrowman a.k.a. Captain Jack Harkness kissing a whole lot of more or less famous people of various genders and species. The … Continue reading

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Too Bloody Hot Linkdump

Tor.com sums up all the important stuff that happened at this year’s San Diego Comicon. Love Loki assembling his army in the middle of a “Marvel films” panel. I never much cared for Loki in the comics (or Thor for … Continue reading

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Just Strangle the Damned Cat! – The Problem of Formulaic Storytelling

Yesterday I blogged about how I don’t much care for what is currently considered “quality drama” in the US and that I find many of the regular, non-prestigious TV dramas, cop shows, police procedurals and the like, inferior to similar … Continue reading

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Thor or the Thorny Issue of the God of Thunder

Yesterday, I ended up watching Thor with a friend, since neither of us had seen it before. Now Thor is among my least favourite Marvel heroes along with Captain America and the Punisher. My initial introduction to the character was … Continue reading

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