Monthly Archives: May 2013

Photos: Walle Cemetery in Bremen

Today, I had business in Walle, a working class and immigrant neighbourhood adjacent to the Bremen harbour. And since I was in the area already, I also took the opportunity to visit my grandmother’s grave at Walle cemetery as well … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Linkdump

The 2013 Locus Awards finalists have been announced. Many good choices there, though the male dominance (four men and one woman) in the YA category is a bit depressing, especially since YA is heavily female dominated. But then, the four … Continue reading

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The Latest on the Women in SFF Debate

I’ve been busy with other things these past few days, but meanwhile this year’s women in SFF debate is still going on. But then when is it ever not? Still, here are the latest links: As part of the Fantasy … Continue reading

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New Story Available: The Dark Lily

My latest release, The Dark Lily, is not just another foray into the genre of spy fiction as well as a return to the swinging sixties, but also a prequel to my other 1960s set spy novelette The Other Side … Continue reading

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Photos: Cuxhaven, Osten and the Elbe Marshlands

Today was Ascension Day a.k.a. Father’s Day, which is a public holiday in Germany. Ascension Day is traditionally a day for outings and day trips. The most notorious type of outing is the Father’s Day tour, where groups of men … Continue reading

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Fresh May Links

According to the Telegraph, the translators who translated Dan Brown’s new book were basically kept secluded in some kind of maximum security bunker without mobile phones, internet access and very little time outside. I’ve heard of conditions like those in … Continue reading

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Springtime Views

The weather has been clear and warm these past few days, the garden is in full bloom, so here are some photos. Flowers mostly, but also a hot air balloon I captured from my window today. Send to Kindle

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Edgar Wallace Rewatch: The Ringer (1964)

It’s no secret to those who have been following this blog for a while that I am a huge fan of the German Edgar Wallace film adaptions of the 1960s. I even wrote an article about the films, which will … Continue reading

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