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The earth has yet again completed another orbit and again it is time for the Parsec Awards. The nominations have been closed and the finalists have been announced. When I went through the shortlist, I was mightily pleased to find a number of podcasts amongst the nominees I regularly listen …

Alternative History – True Alternatives

In many ways, Steampunk fiction is often a kind of alternative history setting. Basically 1890’s tech sci-fi. I mentioned this before, the alternative history ends at the tech level in many cases. You still get the usual global players of the day: The British Empire France The German Empire The …

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie

If the Grand Old Dame of Crime Fiction, Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, would still be with us today, it would be her 120th birthday. Dame Agatha Christie has left a mark on the world of literature like very few others. From a Dieselpunk perspective, Agatha Christie has provided wonderful inspirational …

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