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Friday, May 13, 2011

NEWS: Finnish Science Fiction & Fantasy!

Recently, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer concluded a seven-day trip to Finland in April that was focused on meeting and talking to Finnish SF/Fantasy writers and people in the community there. According to Jeff, “It’s an incredibly rich hot-bed of talent, but much of the best stuff hasn’t been translated into English yet—some great writers are only known to English-language audiences by a couple of stories.” To help build interest from US/UK editors and readers, Jeff and Ann have created various articles about established writers like Johanna Sinisalo and Hannu Rajaniemi, paired with posts about great writers not known outside of Finland.

These articles can be found below:


Personally, Hannu Rajaniemi is the only Finnish author I’m familiar with, since I own a copy of his debut novel, The Quantum Thief, but I’m always on the lookout for new talent, so I think this is a great cause that Ann and Jeff VanderMeer are pursuing...

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