The first true celebration of contemporary Nordic science fiction, fantasy and horror!
A Unique Speculative Fiction Collection From The Nordic Countries
Storytelling has been a major force in the Nordic countries for thousands of years, renowned for its particular sense of dark humour, featuring pacts with nature and a view of the worlds you seldom find in other places.
Perhaps it is the freezing cold winter? The closeness to the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic? Maybe it’s the huge ancient forests...
Most have heard about Nordic crime fiction with its dark noir flare or the Icelandic Sagas. This anthology combines all that is unique about Nordic speculative fiction, from the darkest dystopian science fiction to terrifying horror. From the rational to the eccentric, these stories combine a deep sense of place with social criticism, themes of loneliness and the concern for humanity's impact on the wilderness.
Featuring 16 stories from the best contemporary speculative authors from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and The Faroe Islands, including John Ajvide Lindqvist, Hannu Rajaniemi, Tor Åge Bringsværd and more, many of which are appearing in English for the very first time.
About the Author
Editor: Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic author and anthologist living in Oslo, Norway. Her stories have appeared in a number of both magazines and print anthologies, and her debut book "The Stars Seem So Far Away" was shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards 2016 as Best Collection. Margrét is also editor for the anthology Winter Tales (2016). She is editor of the anthology series "Fox Spirit Books of Monsters", 7 volumes published between 2014-2020. Both "African Monsters,” “Asian Monsters" and “Pacific Monsters” was shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards as Best Anthology (2016, 2017 and 2018). Margret was also awarded with Starburst Magazine’s Brave New Words Award in 2018 for her editor work on Pacific Monsters.
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Maria Haskins, Karin Tidbeck, Kaspar Colling Nielsen, Jakob Drud, Lene Kaaberbø, Rakel Helmsdal, Johann Thorsson, Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson, Tor Åge Bringsværd, Tone Almhjell, Thore Hansen, Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi and Emmi Itäranta.