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Rest in Peace, Max Kruse

Max Kruse, German writer of children’s and YA books, died aged 93. Die Welt has a lovely obituary. Everybody who grew up in the German speaking world in the past 45 years is likely familiar with Urmel aus dem Eis … Continue reading

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Of She-Hulk, Romance and Soylent Green – The Latest on Gender and Genre

While I was away (photos coming soon), the controversies about gender and genre didn’t dry up. I already blogged about the all women Nebula winner slate and how the usual suspects are pissed off about that. If you can stand … Continue reading

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On Internet Debates and the Tone Argument

You may remember the debate sparked last month by Paul S. Kemp’s explanation why he writes masculine stories (link round-up here and here). Well, now Paul S. Kemp has seen it fit to respond to the debate caused by his … Continue reading

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Quadruple 50th Anniversary Linkdump

November 22/23 sees the fiftieth anniversaries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the debut of Doctor Who and the deaths of C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. However, at least the first two have been extensively discussed and written about, … Continue reading

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Gendering and Kinder Surprise Eggs

Tonight, I went grocery shopping. Among other things, I also bought a pallet of twenty Kinder Surpise Eggs, because St. Nicholas Day is coming up and Kinder Surpise eggs are ideal for handing out. For more on the North German … Continue reading

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The e-book price wars, gendered toys and NASCAR hates breastfeeding

Over at the Pegasus Pulp blog, I have a post entitled “2011 – Year of the Indie”. The subject should be rather obvious. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an insightful post about the realities of the post Christmas e-book sales rush … 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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