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Snow is Gone and Back Again Linkdump

Winter is in full swing here in North Germany. On Friday night, the temperatures dropped to minus 9° Celsius, Saturday night we got heavy snowfalls, so heavy that the two little girls who live in the house across the road … Continue reading

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A Trio of Scandals and some Links

At the Pegasus Pulp blog, I chronicle the latest developments in the sockpuppet review scandal in a series of three posts and respond to some of the more hyperbolic sockpuppeting defenses, which liken being against fake sockpuppet reviews to being … Continue reading

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Cora comments on the Olympic closing ceremony

Well, I did the opening ceremony, so it seems only fair that I do the closing ceremony as well. I didn’t see the beginning, because I was watching something else at the time, but this time around I actually lasted … Continue reading

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Cora comments on the Olympic opening ceremony

Tonight I found myself in the company of a friend who wanted to watch the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. Now I’m not a huge sports fan in general and have never cared about any Olympic Games, since to … Continue reading

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Two Football Poems

The Euro 2012 finally finished tonight, as Spain beat Italy 4:0 in the final. Germany had already lost against Italy in the semi-finale this Thursday. I did not really have any strong feelings about the final either way, since I … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron, Spaceballs and the Golden Age of Romantic Comedy

I’ve been busy these past few days prepping the latest Pegasus Pulp release (there should be an announcement tomorrow), hence the lack of posts. While I was otherwise occupied, Germany lost the Euro 2012 semi-finale to Italy 1:2 and the … Continue reading

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Cora cracks the Spanish market and paranormal romance sex excuses

Yeah, so the post title is search engine bait, but it’s actually accurate. The German national team made it into the Euro 2012 quarter finals tonight after beating Denmark 2:1 in a not very good game. I actually got bored … Continue reading

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The New Yorker and some links for the Euro 2012 kick-off

So I finally managed to purchase the science fiction issue of The New Yorker at the airport bookstore, which is the only place in town that carries the magazine. Had to pay twice the US cover price, too – wince. … Continue reading

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The New Yorker does SF, Doctor Who does the Olympics, a rightwing thinktank does Game of Thrones – all that and the German fixed book price agreement, too

As already reported, we’re having our annual speculative versus literary fiction discussion, courtesy of The New Yorker, which has designated its current issue “the science fiction issue”. According to the table of contents, “science fiction issue” means a mix of … Continue reading

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How to dispose of German politicians, the craziest football match of the year and some writing and genre links

This is how we dispose of politicians in Lower Saxony: David McAllister, minister president of Lower Saxony (in case anybody is wondering about the name, McAllister’s parents are Scottish), and much of his cabinet went for a ride in a … Continue reading

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