The scent of paper is in the air. Thousands of pounds of printed matter are on their way to Frankfurt, waiting in boxes, being gingerly unpacked at the ...On September 18, 2017 / By Nicolette Stewart
The excavation of German SFF continues! Wherein Nikki discovers and reads German SFF authors and tells you all about them so you can feel worldly and well-read and ...On April 27, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
Starting a series in the middle is always a bad idea. But alas, shit happens, and Cross Cult sent me volumes two & three (2012, 2013) of Das ...On April 13, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
Cross Cult Comics are a German indie comic publisher who first pinged my radar at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair. They were on the schedule for an indie ...On April 6, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
Andrea Bottlinger and Christian Humberg’s tongue-in-cheek book Geek Pray Love (2014, Cross Cult) is a nonfiction geek’s guide that sets out to explain the world to geeks and ...On April 6, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
Being a English-language book blogger who lives in Germany can be frustrating. None of the American publishers want to send print books for review (though they do send ...On November 17, 2014 / By Nicolette Stewart
As the white rabbit says, I’m late. The Deutsche Phantastik Preis (DPP, or German Fantastic Prize in English) was awarded in October at the Buchmesse Convent. It is ...On November 17, 2014 / By Nicolette Stewart
I’m going to need to teach you some German before I begin this rant. I’ll keep it easy, please stay. If you’re interested in feminism and science fiction ...On November 14, 2014 / By Nicolette Stewart
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