Monthly Archives: October 2012

Another German short story available – noch eine Kurzgeschichte auf Deutsch erhältlich

In the next few days, I will go deeper into this over at Pegasus Pulp. But in short, the launch of my line of German language e-books has been surprisingly successful. Particularly the German translation of The Kiss of the … Continue reading

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Double Awards Analysis

The winners of the 2012 British Fantasy Awards were announced last weekend. Jo Walton’s Among Others won in the best novel category, beating out George R.R. Martin’s and Stephen King’s latest offerings among others (yes, this is a pun). The … Continue reading

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Photos: Lüneburger Heide

Yesterday was the Day of German Unity, i.e. the anniversary of the unification of East and West Germany on October 3, 1990, which is a public holiday in Germany. The official celebrations have become somewhat subdued in recent years and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Wedding Interpretation

Regular readers may remember that I had an interpreter job at a preparatory meeting for an intercultural civil wedding last month. Well, the wedding was today and because the registry clerk liked how I did my job the last time, … Continue reading

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October Linkdump

At, Liz Bourke has a great rebuttal directed towards certain authors of historical fiction and historically flavoured fantasy, who excuse their lack of significant female and GLBT characters as well as characters of colour with “Well, that’s the way … Continue reading

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Two Fires and a Linguistic Oddity

Early this morning, Bremen suffered two arson attacks in the same neighbourhood, in the very same street even. The attacks were very nasty, the arsonist set fire in the stairwells of two apartment blocks. Those are old buildings – both … Continue reading

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