Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Shreck and The Persuaders and adapting globalized pop culture to local tastes

The Jewish interest webzine The algemeiner (The spelling is theirs) has an interesting article about the Israeli obsession with Tarzan (found via Charles Tan). Apparently, the Tarzan obsession in Israel was so great once upon a time that plenty of … Continue reading

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Stories from “Murder in the Family” now available as standalones

A few weeks ago, I announced Murder in the Family, a collection of short crime fiction. Sales haven’t been all that great, so I decided to offer four of the stories in the collection in standalone editions for 99 cents … Continue reading

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George R.R. Martin interviewed on German TV – and a bit about Fifty Shades of Grey and its influence on the romance genre

This made my day yesterday. German literary critic Dennis Scheck interviews George R.R. Martin. Watch out for Martin talking about readers complaining about sex scenes, but not about graphic violence. Dennis Scheck also points out that A Song of Ice … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest Linkdump

Even though it’s still September, the original Munich Oktoberfest started today with the traditional tapping of the first beer keg by the mayor of Munich and also kicked off the autumn fair season in Germany. Personally, I prefer our own … Continue reading

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Read Like a Pirate

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So if ye landlubbers be lookin’ for some piratey reads, we be havin’ what ye be lookin’ for. Cause here at Pegasus Pulp, we be havin’ two piratey tales for sale. … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival 2012

First of all, Elizabeth Baxter interviewed me for the Sunday Spotlight at her blog Small Blonde Hippy. Come on over and say hello. In other news, this weekend was “Erntefest”, i.e. the Harvest Festival, in my semi-rural suburb of Bremen. … Continue reading

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The Twilight of the Fax Machine

I’m one of the very few private citizens who still own a fax machine. In fact, I’m not even sure how many businesses still own a fax machine, since the fax machine is large obsolete these days, when only a … 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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My GPS tries to kill me and the unexpected difficulties of international weddings

Yesterday, I had an interpreter gig that was – for me at least – rather unusual. I don’t do that much interpreting anyway – I’m primarily a translator. In case you don’t know the difference, translation is written, interpretation is … Continue reading

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SF is dying – again – and gritty epic fantasy is gritty

It’s the time of year for the annual “SF is dying” lament again. This time around the chorus is led by Paul Kincaid, who reviews three “Year’s Best” anthologies and finds them lacking (too many old tropes, too many space … Continue reading

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