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Danish SFT: Viking, Allen, Stangerup, Rifbjerg

A World Intervenes (1961) by Otto Viking, translated by ? (Exposition Press, 1964). Summary: “A young Danish couple is recruited by a secret organization based on Venus that makes use of flying saucers (see UFOs) and has planted a hidden colony in Antarctica, aiming to help Earth through its crisis of development and guide its

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Danish SFT: Svend Åge Madsen

  Svend Åge Madsen (b. 1939, Ǻrhus, Denmark) studied mathematics and physics before becoming a writer. He’s written novels, short stories, children and youth books, plays for theatres, radio and television.           BOOKS AND STORIES BY SVEND ǺGE MADSEN AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH   Virtue and Vice in the Middle Time (1976)

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Danish SFT: Jensen, Holm, Bodelsen

The Long Journey: Fire and Ice (1919) by Johannes V. Jensen, translated by Arthur G. Chater (Gyldendal, 1922). The Cimbrians: The Long Journey II (1922) by Johannes V. Jensen, translated by Arthur G. Chater (Gyldendal, 1923). Christopher Columbus: The Long Journey III (1924) by Johannes V. Jensen, translated by Arthur G. Chater (Gyldendal, 1924).  

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Danish SFT: Sky City, Bergsøe, Lundberg

Sky City: New Science Fiction Stories by Danish Authors, ed. Carl-Eddy Skovgaard (Science Fiction Cirklen, 2011) Summaries of stories (from SF2 Concatenation review): “Sky City” by Manfred Christiansen. A woman wakes up in a tall skyscraper built by nanobots. Do they want something with her? This is the title story for the volume and sets

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Danish SFT: Peter Adolphsen

All this week, I’ll be highlighting the unexpectedly large number of Danish works of speculative fiction available in English! First up is Peter Adolphsen’s Machine (2006), translated by Charlotte Barslund (Harvill Secker, 2008). “The heart of a prehistoric horse 55 million years ago eventually transformed into oil, refined into gasoline, put in a car and

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