Nordic Visions: The Best of Nordic Speculative Fiction (Paperback)

Nordic Visions: The Best of Nordic Speculative Fiction By Margrét Helgadóttir (Editor), John Ajvide Lindqvist, Maria Haskins, Karin Tidbeck Cover Image

Nordic Visions: The Best of Nordic Speculative Fiction (Paperback)


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**The first true celebration of contemporary Nordic science fiction, fantasy and horror! **

Tales of the dark, fantastical and delightfully strange from the best voices in Nordic fiction.

Storytelling has been a major force in the Nordic countries for thousands of years, from the epic Icelandic Sagas to best-selling crime with a noir flair. This anthology collects stories by the best names in Nordic speculative fiction, many of which are appearing in English for the first time.

Across dark dystopian sci-fi, mythical fantasy, and terrifying horror, from the rational to the eccentric, these stories combine a deep sense of place with social criticism, themes of loneliness and identity, and the concern for humanity’s impact on the wilderness.

Stories by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Maria Haskins, Karin Tidbeck, Kaspar Colling Nielsen, Jakob Drud, Lene Kaaberbøl, Rakel Helmsdal, Johann Thorsson, Tone Almhjell, Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson, Tor Åge Bringsværd, Thore Hansen, Margrét Helgadóttir, Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi and Emmi Itäranta.
Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic author and anthologist living in Oslo, Norway. Her short fiction appears in many venues, such as Slate, Luna Station Quarterly, Girl at the End of the World, and Sunspot Jungle, to name a few. Her debut book—The Stars Seem So Far Away—was a finalist at the British Fantasy Awards 2016, and is an apocalyptic road tale set in a far-future Arctic world. Margrét is the editor of the anthology Winter Tales (2016) and the anthology series Fox Spirit Books of Monsters, seven volumes published between 2014 and 2020. Three volumes were shortlisted for the British Fantasy Awards for Best Anthology (2016, 2017 and 2018), and Margrét was also awarded Starburst Magazine’s Brave New Words Award in 2018 for her editorial work on Pacific Monsters.
Product Details ISBN: 9781837860296
ISBN-10: 1837860297
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
“Reading it gave me one of the experiences I hope for when reading an anthology: the sense of a strong voice I haven’t encountered before.” -- Locus Magazine

“Highly recommended for fans of exploring what the wider genre world has in it.” –- Run Along the Shelves