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Review: Necrotech (SINless 1)

My review @ Goodreads Necrotech by K.C. Alexander Genre: Cyberpunk I was searching for female-written female SciFi protagonists when I stumbled across this gem. Even better: this qualifies as Cyberpunk with the emphasis on Punk, very much in the “the street finds its own use for things” kind of way.

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Review: Tyrant’s Throne (Greatcoats 4)

My Review @ Goodreads  Tyrant’s Throne is book 4 of the Greatcoats series by Sebastien de Castell. Genre: Swashbuckling Epic Fantasy „There‘s a trick to fighting on the deck of a ship. I don‘t know what it is, but I fully intend to find out one day.“ After reading Greatcoats 1-3 in about a single […]

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Review: The Stone Sky (Broken Earth 3)

My Review @ Goodreads The Stone Sky is the third installment in the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. Genre: Post-apocalyptic Epic Fantasy I find it terribly difficult to write reviews for this series. Because I read the books and they impress me so much that I can’t write the review immediately. And then a […]

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Review: Ninefox Gambit

My Review @ Goodreads Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee Genre: Military Space Opera Science Fiction This story takes place far in the future, in the Hexarchate a human empire divided into 7 factions – oh no 6 … one turned out to be heretics and was annihilated a while back. Each faction is equivalent […]

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The French Election in a Nutshell

Disclaimer: I do not claim that this article is an unbiased professional analysis of the French election.  I am just another dilettante in politics, my qualification? I read the news. Originally, this is just a gathering of information that happened in chat. I added a few links for reference and tried to clarify a few […]

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Privacy – Why I care!

TL;DR: someone went through emails I thought were private collected the email addresses and sold them to linkedin who offered me these addresses as possible contacts I should Invite. Several of these people have passed away, I feel violated. I think everyone should care about online privacy and so do others like the EFF. Which […]

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We want Privacy – the 2017 edition

This started out as an email to a concerned friend, so it may not be complete or a bit unfocused. Please discuss, I welcome your thoughts and input on this. A note to start. Privacy and security intersect so much on the internet that it is quite hard to see if a problem is more […]

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My Blog is back

My server on which I hosted my email, websites, code repositories and so much more crashed back in June. I didn’t even notice until much later, because the emails that were supposed to tell me that one of the hard drives had died went into the spam folders both on my mail server and on […]

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Status Update November

Since I never finished a draft for last year’s NaNoWriMo, I am not doing NaNoWriMo this year. It turned out that my lack of preparation really messed up the story. I am still working on it. So far I’ve written more than 220.000 words for the project less than half of which are in the […]

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Heading towards an Ending

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js My novel got stuck for nearly a month due to reasons – a wonderful vacation in Scotland among them. But now I am back on track. As suggested by an early reader, I’ve added a short prologue detailing a few of the events just before the plot starts, hopefully clearing up a few confusing […]