Monthly Archives: September 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month: September 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 August … Continue reading

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A new release and a new series: Overdose

I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the Birmingham photos, because today I have a new release to announce, a short mystery called Overdose. Overdose is the result of another eight hour fiction challenge, which you may … Continue reading

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Back from Birmingham, mixed announcements and some brief thoughts on Doctor Who

As the title indicates, I’m back from Birmingham. That is, actually I came back on Wednesday (on a 7 AM flight – ugh), but I’ve been too tired and busy for blogging until now. There’ll be more observations and photos … Continue reading

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In Birmingham

I’ve arrived safely in Birmingham and am now utilizing my 30 minutes of free hotel WiFi per day. Meanwhile, Debts to Pay, the newly released fourth installment in my Shattered Empire series, is today’s featured new release at the Speculative … Continue reading

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Away for a few days

I’ll be in Birmingham in the UK for a few days with only spotty internet access, so blogging and tweeting and other internet activities will be only sporadic. But have no fear, there’ll be photos when I get back.

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Realism and Revolutions in Science Fiction

iO9 has a great article by Esther Inglis-Arkell about ten lessons that fictional dystopias and the revolutions that topple them can learn from real life revolutions. The weak worldbuilding of many modern dystopias is a well known problem. It’s particularly … Continue reading

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Two new Shattered Empire stories available: Seedlings and Debts to Pay

Today I’ve got a double release in the Shattered Empire series to announce, because both the long awaited novella Debts to Pay as well as a new Shattered Empire short story named Seedlings have just come out. Seedlings is another … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival 2014

This Saturday was not just the start of school for this year’s crop of first graders, but also the day of the harvest festival, an annual celebration of farming and food that consists of a parade through my semi-rural suburb … Continue reading

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Photos: Lüneburger Heide 2014 (with bonus crazy house)

Here in Northwest Germany, one of the most popular destinations for holidays and short trips is the Lüneburger Heide, a nature preserve with a unique heath landscape that’s great for hiking, biking and horseback riding. It’s particularly beautiful in late … Continue reading

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And still more Hugo and WorldCon Analysis

It’s been three weeks now, since the 2014 Hugos were awarded at LonCon3 and yet we’re still talking about both.

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