Monthly Archives: December 2012

Substitution Cipher is now available!

You can buy it at any of these fine e-retailers.Candlemark and Gleam (The print version comes with a free ebook version, but only from the publisher 🙂 )AmazonBarnes and NobleKoboAmazon.CABook Depositoryand the Apple iBookstore Continue reading

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Book review: Five Germanys I Have Known

Five Germanys I Have Known, by Fritz Stern, 2006Fritz Stern was born in Breslau, Silesia, in 1926. His father, grandfathers, and numerous other relatives were doctors, which was one of the few professions allowed for Jews at that time in Germany. His p… Continue reading

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The story behind the story: Something There Is

Two and a half years ago, I was sitting on an overnight train from Berlin to Vienna, watching the city I love pass by and fade into the distance.I’d just finished a four-week intensive course at the Goethe-Institut, and I was off to Austria to meet my … Continue reading

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The history behind the story: Something There Is

5 July 1961Mielke sat behind his desk, and a pair of officers stood on either side of it. They couldn’t consider me a threat to the minister, not after leaving me alone with him so far. Could they? I’m not much of an athlete. I get decent marks in … Continue reading

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