Tag Archives: New York Times

Nobel Honours for SFF Writers and More on the Latest Round of Romance Bashing

First of all, the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro. This is not a name I was hoping for (my personal Nobel Prize wishlist is topped by Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood and Thomas … Continue reading

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The latest political plagiarism scandal

In the aftermath of the German general election last weekend, we have been seeing heads rolling (metaphorically of course – no one is guillotining politicians) on a scale unseen since the French revolution. Victims so far include Philipp Rösler and … Continue reading

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The New York Times is Stupid on Plagiarism

The New York Times has an article on the Annette Schavan case and the other political plagiarism affairs in Germany and completely manages to miss the point once again. Because according to the author, one Nicholas Kulish*, apparently it is … Continue reading

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We are all pornographers now

Apparently, it’s that time of the year again. Time for another go-around of the eternal fight of literary versus genre fiction, cheered on as usual by critics rather than writers. In the past few weeks, Zone One by Colson Whitehead, … Continue reading

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Darkness, Light and Assumptions of Quality

The New York Times profiles Amanda Hocking. Apparently, this is their way of acknowledging her success, since Amanda Hocking’s books are still excluded from the New York Times bestseller list, though other self-published e-books have been included in the list. … Continue reading

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TV Retro Sexism

At the New York Times, Maureen Dowd wonders about the relative glut of retro-themed TV shows set at the uncool end of the 1960s, i.e. 1960 to approx. 1967. Maureen Dowd sees two interconnected reasons for commissioning new TV shows … Continue reading

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The New York Times has odd ideas about indie publishing

While getting some wine from the cellar, I slipped and sprained my ankle (luckily before I had gotten the wine or there would have been a mess as well). Yeah, in the real world ankles aren’t sprained while being chased … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones and genre-unfriendly critics

For some reason only known to themselves, the New York Times published not one but two reviews of the upcoming TV adaption of A Game of Thrones. The review by Heather Havrilesky I discussed yesterday at least managed to take … Continue reading

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Of Plagiarism and Dead Polar Bears

Sad: Knut, the world famous polar bear from the Berlin Zoo, died yesterday, aged only four which even by polar bear standards is no age to die at all. It seems as if Knut lived his short life under an … Continue reading

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Links and Miscellany

I still have some prep work to do for school, so here are some miscellaneous links in lieu of a proper post: Here is a nice post on fiction written by fictional characters from the All About Romance blog. Quite … Continue reading

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