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Some Thoughts on the 2024 Hugo Finalists

The 2024 Hugo finalists were announced today – on Good Friday, which is a really terrible time to do this. I thought that John Scalzi had persuaded the powers that be that announcing Hugo finalists on a long holiday weekend … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2023 Nebula Finalists

The finalists for the 2023 Nebula Awards were announced today. The video of the live announcement may be found here. Normally, the Nebula finalists are announced shortly before Hugo nominations close, giving people the chance to catch up with works … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard Sings “Fly Me To the Moon”

Here is my take on the latest episode of Star Trek Picard. And yes, I know this is late, but I have been tired and busy. My take on Moon Knight will probably come in the next few days. For … Continue reading

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Ruminations on the series finale of Mad Men or The world’s longest Coke commercial

In retrospect, I guess we all should have known better than to expect that Matthew Weiner would be able to come up with a decent ending or indeed any ending at all. After all, the TV show Weiner worked on … Continue reading

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Eurovision goes political and Mad Men goes SF

Tonight the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The Guardian also has a liveblog from a UK perspective here. Unlike last year, I really did not catch more than a handful of … Continue reading

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Best Book Trailer Ever – and a Pulp Plug

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books post the best book trailer ever. The trailer was made by historical romance writer Tessa Dare for Maya Banks’ new series of Scotland set historical romances and features Barbies, GI Joes, the Red Skull, My Little … Continue reading

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Two touchstones of a 1970s childhood die – and some writing links

I’m busy with translation work, so here’s a linkdump: Lilith Saintcrow discusses her writing process and her decompression process once she has finished something. The Clarion people have a great interview with Jim Butcher. I particularly like this bit: One … Continue reading

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