Monday, July 13, 2020

Free ebook offer (July 13 - 17, 2020)

FREE EBOOK offer! The 26-page ebook SNIPER, VIPER is available for free download Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT - Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT Get it HERE: SNIPER, VIPER...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

FREE ebook offer (June 2 - 4 2020): THE ARGUS PROJECT

FREE EBOOK deal (July 2-4, 2020):
My old space-opera novel THE ARGUS PROJECT will be available for FREE ebook download during July 2, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT - July 4, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT Download link (with sample chapters): HERE.
Enjoy! This 100,000-word novel originally appeared as a Web serial in 2001 and 2006.


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Monday, June 22, 2020

Sommarläsningstips för barn och ungdomar...

Du kan hitta många av mina böcker på biblioteket - både som pappersböcker och e-böcker !
Se hela listan över mina tillgängliga titlar på landets bibliotek här:
http://libris.kb.se/hitlist?d=libris&q=a.+r.+yngve








Sommarläsningstips: REX OMEGA (thriller)

På Bokmässan 2019 kom min spänningsroman REX OMEGA ut på TiraTiger Förlag.

REX OMEGA utspelar sig i en nära framtid, när drivhuseffekten och en storpolitisk kris sätter Sveriges kung i sökarljuset. Skall kungen leda landet genom krisen, eller följa sitt hjärta...?

REX OMEGA finns på biblioteket och säljes i nätbokhandlarna.
Läs första kapitlet på
https://tiratigerforlag.se/2019/03/provlasning-rex-omega/


Romanen har fått enbart positiva recensioner av svenska bokbloggare.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Book review: THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR


THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR (2019)
by Amal El-Mothar and Max Gladstone

In the science fiction genre, stories are often written as replies or comments to previous works.
Over time, new variations on established themes form an ongoing ”conversation” inside the field – a bit like jazz music.

One such theme is ”time war.” It probably originated with THE LEGION OF TIME by Jack Williamson (pulp-magazine serial in 1938, novel in 1952). Imagine two alternate, mutually exclusive futures competing for their very existence.

They try to manipulate a common past in order to determine their  future... and the losing future will be erased from history.

In THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR, we follow the two women Red and Blue – cyborg agents, enemies in an extraordinarily complex time war that runs across alternate timelines. The twist is that this bewildering conflict is only the backdrop for Red and Blue’s growing obsession with each other.

As they exchange long secret messages, their mutual obsession grows into infatuation. Forbidden love between soldiers in wartime! It’s very romantic and very original, and written in gorgeous purple prose.

This is the kind of story you’ll have to read several times, because it is too rich to digest in just one go. I loved THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR, and I look forward to what the two authors are going to write next.

Heartily recommended for readers who enjoy beautiful, imaginative writing.

See also in the same genre: THE BIG TIME by Fritz Leiber.

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FREE Kindle ebook download (valid June 20-23, 2020): ALIEN BEACH



FREE Kindle Ebook offer (valid June 20th to 23rd, 2020):

Click on this link to download the ebook edition of my early novel ALIEN BEACH for free:

https://amazon.com/ALIEN-BEACH-R-Yngve-ebook/dp/B0047GMEHA/

Plot summary:

A VISIT TO THE ISLAND CALLED EARTH...

What might have happened if aliens had visited our world, the real world, in the very recent past? What would NOT happen?

On a tiny Pacific atoll nicknamed ALIEN BEACH, a group of men and women come face to face with amphibian visitors from space.

They must learn to understand these enigmatic visitors, before the planet is thrown into a war that cannot be won... and in doing so, come to understand themselves.

ALIEN BEACH was originally released as a Web serial in 1999.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Nytt nummer av BREV FRÅN COSMOS - tidskrift med svensk science fiction

Nr.9 av Club Cosmos' tidskrift BREV FRÅN COSMOS finns ute nu - och kan läsas gratis via föreningens webbsajt:
http://clubcosmos.net/brev.php

Där ingår noveller av Maria Markenroth Nordström, Maria Karlberg, Eva Holmquist ...

...samt min "pulpnovell" JO CARTER OCH KEJSAREN AV MARS. Jag skrev den mest på skoj (och det finns ett satiriskt inslag).

Club Cosmos i Göteborg är en av Sveriges äldsta SF-föreningar. Läs mer om föreningens historia HÄR.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Book review: PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler


Book review: PARABLE OF THE SOWER (1993) by Octavia Butler

Well, this was an earnest novel. It has its heart in the right place, the near-future scenario is believable, the plot is (more or less) realistic, the characters are well written... but even so, I got bored while reading it.

The "big idea" of PARABLE OF THE SOWER is to turn survival - both individual and collective - into a kind of religion called "Earthseed." The novel contains lots of quotes from this fictional new religion.

The narrator of the story is on a mission to spread her new religion. This of course makes her an "unreliable narrator" - should we trust that she's not spinning the facts to "sell" her faith? Is the story really a kind of religious tract existing within the fictional world? Such ambiguity is a good thing.

Thankfully, the writing is free from sentimentality. There are no cringeworthy moments, and the narrative focuses on the protagonist dealing with the nuts-and-bolts aspects of life during a social collapse.

So why then was I, in the end, more bored than engaged by this novel?

I think it's just me - I have very little patience with novels turning into sermons. (I have been ruthlessly critical of other SF writers who lapse into sermons, so why should I give this one a pass?)

The novel's quotes from the "Earthseed" scriptures evoked in me the feeling of being lectured to by a very, very earnest person - I don't mean Octavia Butler, but the book itself. (One shouldn't confuse the artist with the artwork.)

Also, I felt that even though the story was fairly realistic, it focused too much on the small details - to the point where it became overtly didactic. If I were a survivalist, I would probably enjoy the narrator's obsession with survival gear and packing.

Is THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER actually a parable, an allegory? It probably is. It is also a rather conventional story about survival, hardship and community-building. It ends in such a way that you're aware it is only the first part of a longer story.

I can recommend it to readers who like this sort of story... but it didn't engage me enough to want to read the sequels.

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If you want to explore the other literary works by Octavia Butler, try her novel KINDRED:




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Free sample chapters: DARC AGES BOOK ONE: The Awakening

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Book trailer: PRECINCT 20: DEAD STRANGE

Trailer for my "paranormal detective" book PRECINCT 20: DEAD STRANGE - with review quotes.