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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for August 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some July books I missed … Continue reading

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More than just a Bond Girl – Remembering Karin Dor

German actress Karin Dor died Monday aged 79. Most international obituaries, such as they are, mainly focus on her turn as a Bond villainess in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and on her appearance in Alfred … Continue reading

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The July Short Story Challenge 2017 – 32 Short Stories in 31 Days

Yes, you read that correctly. I wrote a bonus story for this year’s July short story challenge, so there’s actually 32 stories to come out of the challenge this year. But let’s backtrack a bit. In 2015, Dean Wesley Smith … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Pierre Brice a.k.a. Winnetou

French actor Pierre Brice died today at age 86. If you grew up in (West) Germany between 1962 and approx. 2001, this news will come as a shock to you, because Pierre Brice in his star role as the noble … Continue reading

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Iron Man goes West

Today, while I was grocery shopping I perused the “Romanheft” spinner rack at the supermarket and came across this western novelette, the title of which made me do a doubletake. Now I’m pretty sure the title is a coincidence. For … Continue reading

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New German short story available – Neue Kurzgeschichte auf Deutsch erhältlich: Gesetzlose Liebe

It’s new release announcement time again. This time around, my new release is another German language title, namely the German translation of Outlaw Love, the lesbian Old West romance that’s one of my most popular stories to date. Coincidentally, this … Continue reading

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Of Star Wars and its Influences

Kitbashed has a great essay tracing Akira Kurosawa’s influence on George Lucas and Star Wars. As a huge Star Wars fan and budding cineast in my teens (for more on my teenage cineasm, go here), I made a point of … Continue reading

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Great German Movies on YouTube

In the comments to my last post, I recommended a bunch of full vintage German movies I found on YouTube to Sherwood. In case somebody else is interested as well, here is the list again, reorganized and expanded a bit. … Continue reading

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School is Out Linkdump

Today was the last day of school in Lower Saxony where I teach, which means six weeks (sort of) without school. And it’s about time, since we hit a late slot with our summer holidays this year, which meant that … Continue reading

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Treasures from the Trunk: Resurrecting Dead Stories

Crossposted to Pegasus Pulp. One of the best things about going indie is that it has made writing a lot more fun again, because it means that I am not constantly worrying about whether there is a market for any … Continue reading

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