Friday, October 18, 2019

The President has stolen a time machine!

History is history...

Read a sample from my satirical novel THE TIME IDIOT here (click "Preview"):

THE TIME IDIOT is available on Amazon.

Monday, October 14, 2019

What if it turns out the aliens are jerks?

Surely one day we'll discover aliens... but what if it turns out we just can't stand them?

Read the free sample story "The Flattered Planet" from my book with the same title (click "Preview"):

Friday, October 11, 2019

Du behöver ett bra omslag till DIN bok!

Behöver du ett snyggt omslag till din bok? Eller illustrationer?
Jag kan göra jobbet.

Jag är en professionell illustratör med lång erfarenhet.
Jag har gjort bilder för NRK (norsk radio), KG Johansson, , det brittiska skräckmagasinet MURKY DEPTHS, serier till tidningen SVENSKA SERIER och andra.

De grafiska stilar jag arbetar i passar särskilt bra för genrer som Fantasy
Science Fiction
Barn- och ungdomsböcker
Proffsigt resultat till rimligt pris!

- Arbetsprover finner du HÄR.

- Se även HÄR. 

Kontakta mig via Facebook eller epost (aryngve[AT]gmail[DOT]com).

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Book review: THE THIRD POLICEMAN by Flann O'Brien

THE THIRD POLICEMAN (1967) by Flann O'Brien (a.k.a. Brian O'Nolan)

This novel was written around 1940, but was published after the author's death.

It received great attention much later, when the TV series LOST used it as a reference.

THE THIRD POLICEMAN is a comical nightmare about a journey into a surreal, but unmistakably Irish, landscape. What happens there reminds me of Monty Python sketches.

There is a BBC radio adaptation... but it omits the many hilarious footnotes that are scattered throughout the original book. These footnotes refer to a fictional author and crank philosopher, whose works play a part in the plot of THE THIRD POLICEMAN.

Recommended for fans of absurdist humor.

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Book review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS by Karel Capek

WAR WITH THE NEWTS (1936) by Karel Capek

This is a genuine science fiction classic, and an outstanding work of satire, from the author of R.U.R. and THE ABSOLUTE AT LARGE.

Using a variety of stylistic devices - straightforward narration, found documents, metafiction - WAR WITH THE NEWTS describes the discovery of another intelligent species on Earth (the "Newts")... and how humanity goes about to exploit it.

The Newts are large salamanders, who can be taught human speech and how to use tools. A businessman invests in a scheme to capture specimens and breed the Newts for "mass production" as cheap slave labor. The world is transformed... but also the Newts are changed. The ruthless exploitation of the Newts is clearly meant to remind us of similar treatment of humans (i.e. slavery, bigotry etc.).

It's quite a feat to make such matters funny, and Capek succeeds. The novel is suffused with black humor and dark irony - especially when the Newts turn on mankind.

WAR WITH THE NEWTS is a very modern novel. It could have been written today, or even be an episode of the Netflix series BLACK MIRROR. Highly recommended!

You can read this book for free on

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Betygsätt mina böcker som du har läst!

Om du har läst mina böcker och gillat dem, vore det jättehyggligt om du kunde betygsätta dem på sajten Goodreads:

Betyget kan verka som en liten gest, men den betyder mycket för mig som författare!

Tack för ditt stöd. :-)