Finnish SFT: Short Fiction

“The Biological Truth” by Veikko Rekunen, translated by ? (Terra SF II, 1983). “The Pearl” by Jyrki Vainonen, translated by Hildi Hawkins (Books from Finland, 1999). “The Light Ones” by Mari Saario, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho (Creatures of Glass and Light, 2007). “Wagtail” by Marketta Niemelä, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho (Usva International, 2010). “My Creator,

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Finnish SFT: Anthologies

The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy, edited by Johanna Sinisalo, translated by David Hackston (Dedalus Limited, 2006). “Since Finnish Literature itself is scarcely 150 years old, a worthwhile collection of Finnish literary fantasy might seem rather optimistic. But Johanna Sinisalo defines her anthology’s terms broadly, and the result is intriguing and eye-opening. Among the short

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Finnish SFT: Vainonen, Lindstedt, Sammelkorpi

The Explorer and Other Stories by Jyrki Vainonen, translated by Juha Tupasela, Anna Volmari, and Hildi Hawkins (Cheeky Frawg Books, 2013). stories included: “The Explorer” (also included in The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy) “Blueberries” (also included in The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy) “The Aquarium” “The Pearl” “The Garden” (also included in It Came

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Finnish SFT: Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

  NOVELS The Rabbit Back Literature Society, translated by Lola M. Rogers (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015). “A highly contagious book virus, a literary society and a Snow Queen-like disappearing author. ‘She came to realise that under one reality there’s always another. And another one under that.’ Only very special people are chosen by children’s author

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