Monthly Archives: August 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month: August 2014

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. And this month, the round-up will even be crossposted to the Speculative Fiction Showcase, a new group blog dedicated to all things speculative fiction. So … Continue reading

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An Interview and Introducing the Speculative Fiction Showcase

I’ve been interviewed at the Speculative Fiction Showcase and talk about writing, food, movies, recycling and speculative fiction, of course. This reminds that I haven’t actually talked about the Speculative Fiction Showcase yet. The Speculative Fiction Showcase is a group … Continue reading

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New Crime Short Available: The Cork and the Bottle

I actually expected the next new release announcement to be for the next two (yes, you read that correctly) installments in the Shattered Empire series. But instead I did another eight hour fiction challenge and wrote a short mystery (and … Continue reading

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More WorldCon and Hugo Links

We’re still talking about WorldCon and the Hugos, so here are some more links: At The Daily Dot, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw compares WorldCon with Nine Worlds, a newer multi-fandom con also held in London, and detects a notable generation gap. Bethan … Continue reading

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It came from the compost heap or The mystery plant from outer space

As you may or may not know, we have a vegetable garden. We also have a compost heap. And sometimes, plants sprout in said compost heap, which is only natural, since compost is intended for fertilizing. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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More reactions to the 2014 Hugo Award winners

It’s getting really difficult to find new titles for all of these Hugo related posts. Besides, I forgot to mention that the 1939 Retro Hugos have been awarded as well. Now I have to confess I don’t quite get the … Continue reading

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The 2014 Hugo Awards Post

The 2014 Hugo Awards have been given out and the slate of winners is highly diverse and overall very good (detailed voting and nomination breakdown here), which is even more remarkable considering that the 2014 Hugo shortlist was probably the … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier revisited or When is it appropriate to cry at movies?

Yesterday, I bought Captain America: The Winter Soldier on DVD – on release day actually, which was coincidence, because I happened to be out shopping anyway. And I didn’t even have to wait for it because of the current slapfight … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

This blog had been rather quiet these past few days, since I haven’t been feeling well. However, there are some news from elsewhere to report: For starters, I am now a contributor to the Speculative Fiction Showcase where the “Indie … Continue reading

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Plane Crash in Bremen

This has certainly been a summer of disasters in general and plane crashes in particular. First Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine, which rattled me a lot, because my Dad has flown the very same route only … Continue reading

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