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Writing in an Utopian Setting is Hard!

Writing a story set in a utopian or close to utopian society is harder than I thought… This maybe because most of the stuff I have thus far written is either dark fantasy or Cthulhu Mythos related or in some Steampunk setting with some type of international conflict or the …

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 …

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 …

Steampunk Writers Around the World – Teaser!

A long time ago, a cabal of writers from all around the world hatched a plan to write an anthology of Steampunk short stories. Each author would write a story focused on their country of origin and the result would be a truly multi-facetted anthology going beyond the limits of …

The Emperor’s final message to the People and the Stars

Some more flash-fiction courtesy of Elegy for a Dead World. Later on tonight, there will also be a podcast: To my loyal subjects: After much reflection on the way the war is going for us and our enemies, I have decided to resort to the unthinkable: Declare peace. At 2500h …

When your tool is Cthulhu, everything looks like the Mythos

Already a while ago, I got myself a copy of Elegy for a Dead World, a game which is aimed towards animating the player to write a story about worlds they explore. All the worlds have one thing in common: They are home to ruins of dead or abandoned civilization. …

The joys of a growing fictional world

Over the last six months I have been working on my novel Das Obsidiantor, which I wrote in German, my first language and just self-published over a Amazon. While I was in the final stages of finishing the novel, I parallelly wrote a short-story for a sword-and-sorcery anthology in English. …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #42 – Chat and Interview with Lavie Tidhar

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean42.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:12 — 23.4MB) | EmbedThis has been a long time coming and I am actually a little bit confused about why it did not happen earlier, but here it is: I have the great pleasure of welcoming my favourite contemporary author, Lavie …

Review: The Things That Should Not Squee

Every cult evolves over time. Teachings are dropped, others are incorporated. Just look at the different manuscripts of the Bible that are available (and extant). The Cthulhu Cult is no different. Currently, there are two main branches extant on the internet and beyond: The purist who continue spreading cosmic, unrelenting …

Gilgamesh and Enkidu wrestling

Oh Great Old Ones, I am writing a Novel!

Lately I have not managed to update this blog as often as I would like to. Apart from the usual reasons of dayjob and family, another thing has crept up: I am actually writing a novel, and this time it is pretty serious. This is actually my second attempt at …