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July 2017

Why the Cthulhu Mythos is more relevant today than ever

Back in the 1920’s and 1930’s when H.P. Lovecraft wrote and sometimes published his novellas and short stories around the Cthulhu Mythos, he painted a picture of a stark, unforgiving, and uncaring universe in which, to quote The Call of Cthulhu: […] wherein our world and human race form transient …

Refugees in my Community – Some thoughts

The political post on this blog are few and far between. Out of the the so far 1.512 posts on this blog, less than 50 are in any way politcal (and some of those are of the “Vote Cthulhu!” type) but now it is time for another one and it …

Ætherhertz – A Genuinely Awesome German Steampunk Novel

In the past I have on numerous occasions complained about the way Germany and Germans are portraied in Anglo-centric Steampunk fiction (i.e. the authors had a tendency of making the Germans a) the villains and b) Nazis with Pickelhauben). Now I have the great pleasure of presenting a genuine German …

Some thoughts on Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor

Oh my Cthulhu! What is the world coming to? A major, august and venerable sci-fi series get a lead that *gasp* does not carry a y-chromosome? (I initially wanted to say something else, but went for the familiy-friendly option). Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor!   OK, I am a …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #46: Elon Musk is probably Batman

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean46.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:13 — 7.5MB) | EmbedIn times like these, when the majority of billionaires use their money to bribe invest into the careers of politicians, especially if those billionaires are connected to the coal, gas, and oil industries and do not give a …

Launch Site

Relocating the Launch Site

Some of you may remember the late 1990’s, you know the time when there was not so much war going on in the Near and Middle East, when there was a competent person at the helm of the USA, the World Trade Center still stood and North Korea did not …

Steampunk Writers Around the World – Volume I – OUT NOW!

It seems ages ago when my friend Josue Ramos and others came up with the idea of assembling a group of Steampunk writers from all around the globe to work together on a truely international and culturally diverse Steampunk anthology. The project survived through the financial crisis, although it lost …