Thoughts & Delusions

  • SPIEL 2019 Impressions

    As in many previous years SPIEL in Essen was the highlight of our boardgaming year. For the first time since we started going regularly, I attended on Thursday. Our usual schedule has been to go Fridays and Sundays and skip Saturday because it is too packed. This year, I got up at 5:40 and took […]

  • Publishing my first book

    is not such a trivial thing. Today was supposed to be the day, and as a fact the Kindle Edition is available right now. Except that the version on Amazon – despite my best efforts – is not the final version I uploaded. So please wait for 24-72 hours until I have been told that […]

  • Orchid Nights will be available May 9

    Lately, I haven’t posted at all and before that only book reviews. Now I have some actual news: I’ve finally decided on a date and set myself a deadline! Orchid Nights will be out May 9, 2019. You can actually preorder the book now (and I’d love if you would, see links below). I’ve worked […]

  • Review: Nanoshock (SINless 2)

    My review @ Goodreads Nanoshockby K.C. Alexander Genre: Cyberpunk So here’s the first sentence of the book. You haven’t lived until you’ve fisted a nun under the cheap light of a neon Jesus. If you think you can take a book that follows that sentence, go ahead and try. I apparently couldn’t and it would […]

  • Review: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor 1)

    My review @ Goodreads Red Sister is book one in the Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence Genre: Fantasy with hints SF-Crossover IT IS IMPORTANT, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy Convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men. […]

  • Review: Penric’s Mission (Penric & Desdemona 4)

    My review @ Goodreads Penric’s Mission is part 4 of the Penric and Desdemona series by Lois McMaster Bujold Genre: Fantasy Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. Penric and his interactions with the demon Desdemona, who is sharing his mind, have fascinated me from the first novella I read, and their interaction & cooparation are […]

  • Review: Caliban’s War (Expanse 2)

    My review @ Goodreads Caliban’s War (Expanse 2) – by James S.A. Corey Genre: Hard Science Fiction For unknown reasons I kept putting off reading this book for … years. Even though I liked Leviathan Wakes. Recently, I’ve tried to read many different books and committing to an unfinished 9 book series was probably what […]

  • Review: Children of Time

    My review @ Goodreads Children of Time by Aidan Tchaikovsky Genre: Science Fiction It is a perfect time to read this and that’s why I am posting my 2015 review of this now. Because the other day I heard that  there will be a big-screen adaption of Children of Time by Lionsgate. If you ever […]

  • 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.