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Happy Retail Season

Leaving our lost shepherd to his shopping, the Eclectics is taking a break to try to be more like Diane than the shepherd. See you in January.

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Happy New Year

And with that, the Eclectics is taking a seasonal break. Here’s wishing you as happy a holiday as Jacob, however you choose to celebrate it, and see you in January.

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The pontifications go irregular

  On the high note of the squabble over the morality of coffee in Restoration-era England, I now declare that I will no longer be pontificating to a weekly schedule. They’re a lot of fun to research and write, but

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Seasonal Greetings from the Eclectics

And with that, the Eclectics are taking a seasonal break. The last two instalments of Under the Hooked Cross will post on the next couple of Mondays, but Hooptedoodle and Pontification will be having a very boozy party until the

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Seasons greetings

Leaving the last word to Mrs Claus, Cockburn’s Eclectics is now taking its customary retail season break. It will return, somewhat poorer and probably fatter, in early January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Fractal tension over the red line

Today’s pontification, Fractal Tension, is posted as a guest blog at The Red Line. It’s well worth a look around The Red Line, home of short stories from around the world. Many thanks to the Red Line crew for the

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Beside the Dammed River Returns

Beside the Dammed River is by far my most successful story to date, and today sees it released for the third time. Today is also the first time I’ve had a story in the Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology so

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Seasons Greetings

Cockburn’s Eclectics is taking a festive break to gain weight. Normal service will be resumed in early January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Introducing Inspirations

Inspirations is an occasional series that I’ll be running as part of the Wednesday Pontifications. The subjects won’t be strictly on the subject of writing, but the sort of things that inspire stories. The main criterion for inclusion is simply

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