"Punch Card Horses" – Jonas Larsson
"Vegatropolis – City of the Beautiful" – Ingrid Remvall
Bonus story: "The White Ones" – Boel Bermann
Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep
26 short stories from the new wave of Swedish speculative fiction writers.
Forget about cheap furniture, meatballs and crime fiction. Sweden has so much more to offer. Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep contains twenty-six stories from the new generation of Swedish writers of science fiction and the fantastic. Stories ranging from space horror and post-apocalyptic nightmares to tender dramas. Stories with steampunk horses, android uprisings and cheeky goblins. Stories that are action-packed, wise, silly, beautiful, surreal and horrifying.
A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.
His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds includes Legion, Legion: Skin Deep and the brand new, shocking finale to Leeds' story, Lies of the Beholder.
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A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity.Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a seventy-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun.
Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
I antologin Kärlek i maskinernas tid utforskar femton författare kärleken – eller bristen på den – i berättelser där vad som helst kan hända...
"En novellsamling som passar både sf-entusiaster och de som främst vill läsa om kärlek och romantik."
"Kärlek i maskinernas tid är i sina höjdpunkter definitivt årets svenska läsjulklapp."
"I 'Maskinblod 2' finns många exempel på välskrivna noveller där författarna visar mästerliga talanger på att hålla berättelserna både underbara och korta. Bland alla pärlor i samlingen utmärker sig ett par lite extra. 'Det svarta molnet' av Markus Sköld, 'Som en film' av Eva Holmqvist, 'Att använda tiden väl' av Lars Östling och 'Hon som dömer' av Oskar Källner bjuder alla på klassiska men tillspetsade scenarier framförda på utmärkta sätt." - LitteraturMagazinet
"Och liksom sin föregångare håller också denna samling hög klass, bjuder på breda fantasier och god och underhållande läsning." - Clas Svahn, BTJ-häftet
"Det är fartfyllt och fantasieggande och luft mellan raderna, en sci-fi-karamell med lyx och flärd och politiska undertoner." – Marie Eriksdotter, BTJ-häftet