Wednesday, May 31, 2023

FREE EBOOK WEEKEND (June 2-4, 2023): THINGS FROM BELOW And Other Stories

  


FREE EBOOK WEEKEND (June 2-4, 2023):

My scary ebook THINGS FROM BELOW AND OTHER STORIES will be available for FREE download from June 2 to the end of June 4, 2023, PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Bookmark this link:
https://amazon.com/Things-Below-Other-Stories-Yngve-ebook/dp/B07X32261D/

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Book review: AMATKA by Karin Tidbeck

Book review:

AMATKA (2012) by Karin Tidbeck

The protagonist Vanja - a bureaucrat in a dystopian, backward society - is sent to the settlement Amatka to perform a survey among the population.

The bleak, emotionally repressed setting is strongly reminiscent of some northern European Communist country. At a first impression, the reader might think AMATKA is a satire or pastiche of life in the Soviet Union. However, things are much more bizarre than that.

Amatka, it turns out, is not located in reality as we know it.
Vanja, who is already feeling alienated, gradually uncovers the dark secrets of this society and why it came to be so totalitarian.

I don't want to spoil the plot by saying too much – but if you have read novels like Stanislaw Lems SOLARIS, or the works of Philip K. Dick, you may recognize some themes in AMATKA.

This is a remarkable novel which can be appreciated both as science fiction and as literature. It may require a second or third reading to catch all its subtleties and things happening beneath the surface.

I especially enjoyed how Tidbeck creates a surreal, dreamlike mood and builds to an intense, ambiguous ending. AMATKA is highly recommended. Keep an eye on this writer.


Other works by Karin Tidbeck:
-Jagannath
-Who is Arvid Pekon?


Footnote: Tidbeck has written a column for the Swedish newspaper Expressen, about how the Swedish cultural climate is hostile to fantasy and science fiction (I can confirm that this unfortunately is 100% true):
”Varför krävs en pizzeria i Linköping för att räknas?”


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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

FREE EBOOK WEEKEND: "ALIEN BEACH" (May 26-28, 2023)

 

FREE EBOOK WEEKEND:
Get the sci-fi novel ALIEN BEACH for free
May 26-28, 2023 (Pacific Daylight Time) here:

ALIEN BEACH was originally released as a Web serial.

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

FREE EBOOK WEEKEND (January 13-15): THINGS FROM BELOW

 


Upcoming FREE EBOOK WEEKEND (January 13-15, 2023):

My scary ebook THINGS FROM BELOW AND OTHER STORIES will be available for FREE download from Jan. 13 to the end of Jan. 15, 2023, PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Bookmark this link:
https://amazon.com/Things-Below-Other-Stories-Yngve-ebook/dp/B07X32261D/

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Julklappstips: Spännande läsning...

Vill du ge en ruskigt spännande, kuslig bok i julklapp till någon som gillar deckare och skräck, eller är förtjust i TV-serien "The X-Files"?
Ge honom eller henne boken PRECINCT 20: DEAD STRANGE.

Boken finns att köpa HÄR.