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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for March 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of crime fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some February books I missed … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard heads for the endgame in Part 1 of “Et in Arcadia Ego”

Welcome to my latest episode by episode review of Star Trek Picard, once again a little late. Previous installments may be found here. Warning: Spoilers behind the cut! Send to Kindle

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Star Trek Picard puts together some “Broken Pieces”

Welcome to my latest episode by episode review of Star Trek Picard, again late this time. Previous installments may be found here. Warning: Spoilers behind the cut! Send to Kindle

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The Cold Crowdfunding Campaign

Save the Girl and Save Me From Having to Toss Her Out of the Airlock Organised by Captain C. Barton Started on August 4, 2178, 08:48                         Category: Accidents and emergencies My name is Barton and I’m the pilot of an … Continue reading

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Luck and Magic 2020 – A Round-Up of Indie St. Patrick’s Day Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day speculative fiction by indie and small press … Continue reading

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Luck and Crime 2020 – A Round-Up of Indie St. Patrick’s Day Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day mysteries by indie and small press authors. … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard visits “Nepenthe” and catches up with some old friends

Yes, I know this is late, but I wanted to review as many 1945 Retro Hugo eligible stories as possible before the Hugo and Retro Hugo nominations close on Friday. But welcome anyway to my latest episode by episode review … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Huddling Place” by Clifford D. Simak

“The Huddling Place” is a science fiction short story by Clifford D. Simak, which was first published in the July 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Free-Lance of Space” by Edmond Hamilton

“The Free-Lance of Space” by Edmond Hamilton is a space opera short story, which appeared in the May 1944 issue of Amazing Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The story may be found here. This review … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Shadow Over Mars” a.k.a. “The Nemesis from Terra” by Leigh Brackett

Shadow Over Mars by Leigh Brackett is a planetary romance novel, which appeared in the fall 1944 issue of Startling Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version of the novel may be found here. … Continue reading

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