Tag Archives: James Bond

Eurovision 2014 or It ain’t over till the bearded lady wins

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest not just offered a surprising number of decent songs and performances (they probably weeded most of the bad ones out during the semi-finals), but also struck a blow for tolerance, equality and non-binary gender, when … Continue reading

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Science fiction and Romance Linkdump

First of all, science fiction writer, terminal cancer patient and regular reader of this blog Jay Lake has the chance to take part in a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment, which will hopefully help both Jay and other cancer … Continue reading

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It’s still very grimdark out there

Even though I’ve been away for a few days, the blogosphere or at least the SFF corner of the blogosphere hasn’t moved on yet, since we’re still discussing grimdark fantasy. So here is a round-up of the latest entries in … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2013 Oscars

By popular demand, here is the annual Oscar reflections post. I wasn’t actually sure whether I would be watching live this year or not, because of the time differences the Oscars tend to start in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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Cora enters another new market, some gender discussion, Automat diners and a must-have book

I’ve got another reason to brag, for mere days after cracking the Spanish e-book market I also managed to crack the Italian market by selling a copy of Courier Duty at Amazon.it, which even briefly put me on the respective … Continue reading

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The three labels of doom

I have a new post up at Pegasus Pulp, which is basically a follow-up to yesterday’s post. In other news, I ended up teaching geography today, substituting for the regular teacher, even though geography not my subject at all. Hence … Continue reading

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Legendary Literary Grudge Matches

Spats and grudge matches among writers are nothing new. Indeed, writers and storytellers have been quarreling with each other and with their audience for as long as humans have been telling stories. In the online SFF community a fight breaks … Continue reading

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Hitzefrei Part II – The Reprise

Today, school finished early again due to the heat. It’s no longer as unrelentingly hot as yesterday, but very humid and oppressive. In theory, “hitzefrei” means no afternoon classes. However, when I dropped by my classroom to check for stray … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of Taste – and James Bond

At the Observer, someone named Neal Gabler laments the death of professional criticism at the hands of the Internet. Elsewhere on the Observer site, the critics respond. This whole “The Internet is killing/democratizing criticism” thing isn’t new. In fact, it’s … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Links

Busy tonight preparing schoolwork for tomorrow, so here is a bunch of miscellaneous links: Here is an interesting article in the New York Times exploring why little girls feel the need to dress up as princesses. I particularly like the … Continue reading

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