Monthly Archives: July 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month: July 2014

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some June … Continue reading

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New Crime Short Two-pack available: Seeing Red

I did another eight-hour e-book challenge and here is the result, a crime short two-pack about bad relationships leading to murder called Seeing Red. There is some more information about the process of writing Seeing Red over at the Pegasus … Continue reading

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The Speculative Fiction Blog Hop

Over at KBoards, a couple of indie spec fic writers got together and organised the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop, a variation of the popular Writing Process Blog Tour. Every participant answers four questions about our process and then hands on … Continue reading

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Dog Days Linkdump

It’s the Dog Days of summer, the hottest and sultriest time of the year, and also the time when supposedly there are more serious disasters and tragedies than usual. Thankfully, the dog days don’t always live up to this particular … Continue reading

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Prometheus and the problem with prequels

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (2012) was on TV yesterday. Now after seeing the bad reviews this film got at the time, I bumped it down from “Head for the cinema now” right past “Get it on DVD” to “Watch when it’s … Continue reading

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Austrian SF legend Dietmar Schönherr dies

Austrian actor and television personality Dietmar Schönherr died yesterday aged 88. Here are two obituaries from Die Welt und Der Tagespiegel as well as a video obituary courtesy of kulturzeit. In spite of the surfeit of world news on this … Continue reading

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Double Release: A new Shattered Empire novelette and a new Silencer story

The post title says it all really, for today I have no one but two new releases to announce. And not just any new titles either, but a brand-new adventure of the Silencer and the long awaited next installment in … Continue reading

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Germany wins the cup, George R.R. Martin goes Swiss and the last bastion of masculinity falls

First of all, Germany won the 2014 World Cup tonight, making it Germany’s fourth win after 1954, 1974 and 1990. I watched the match with my Mom (my Dad has caught a cold and went to bed after the regular … Continue reading

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Mansplaining and Amazon Bashing at Klagenfurt – The Annual Bachmann Prize Post

This year’s Ingeborg Bachmann Prize was somewhat more low-key than usual, probably because everybody’s attention is engaged by the World Cup and it was a hot and tiring weekend in general. For more about the competition read this, this and … Continue reading

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What a Match!

I’m normally not the world’s biggest football fan. Oh, I like football all right and I’m happy when our local first league team Werder Bremen wins (which sadly hasn’t been all that many times these past few years). But mostly … Continue reading

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