Thursday, February 07, 2013
The world English rights of Johanna Sinisalo’s excellent novel Enkelten verta (The Blood of Angels) have been sold to Peter Owen, her UK publisher. The novel will also come out in French this year, from Actes Sud.
The novel, set in the very near future Finland, deals with the mystery of the global disappearance of bees, intertwined with the stories of three generations of men in a family and their relationship.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Small Blue Planet is a new podcast, hosted by the fabulous Cheryl Morgan. In it, she will each month be spotlighting a different country, and talking about the sf scene and language of that country with guests.
The first episode is online at the Locus Roundtable blog (also available on iTunes), and it features Finland. Marianna Leikomaa and Jukka Halme are the guests, and the conversation covers the Finnish fandom, the literary scene (with author recommendations), and conventions (including, naturally, the Finnish Worldcon bid). So, if you want to get an overview of sf in Finland in the form of an entertaining conversation, look no further!
This weekend it was once again time for Swecon, Sweden‘s national science fiction convention. The convention was called Kontur and held at ...
Turku Science Fiction Society has announced the nominees for the 2010 Atorox award for best Finnish sf short story published last year. The...