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Sky City: New Science Fiction from Denmark

From Carl-Eddy Skovgaard:

Sky City:

New Science Fiction Stories

by Danish Authors

 In Denmark, the science fiction short story is a thriving genre, though mostly as a subculture. Since 2007, The Danish science fiction association, Science Fiction Cirklen, has published an annual anthology of original science fiction short stories written by Danish authors. The present volume contains a selection from the first two of these annual anthologies.

Many Danish authors place their stories in a local setting, and all of them have something to say in addition to “just” being entertaining. You will find philosophical parables, time travels, space yarns, alternate history and much more, as well as stories which in different ways come close to the literary mainstream. The huge Anglo-American influence on Danish culture since the Second World War is noticeable in the way the authors use the tropes and language of the genre in its modern, international vein.

In making these stories available in English, our aim – besides entertaining the readers – is to demonstrate that science fiction truly is an international genre and that it is being written, even in small European countries like Denmark.

With these words we hope you will enjoy this collection of the “best of the best”.

 Contents for Sky City
New Science Fiction Stories by Danish Authors

Preface…………………………………………………………………….. 9

Manfred Christiansen: Sky City………………………………….. 11

Niels Gjerløff: Departure………………………………………….. 24

Richard Ipsen: The White Bear…………………………………… 28

Glen Stihmøe: Helium Loves Company……………………….. 39

Flemming R. P. Rasch: The Last Astronaut…………………… 56

Morten Brunbjerg: The Organism on Maneo………………… 60

Patrick Leis: The Tourist……………………………………………. 76

Dan Mygind: Know Your Target Audience…………………… 96

Camilla Wandahl: The Red Parakeets……………………….. 103

Kenneth Krabat: The Short Arm of History…………………. 109

Søren Elmerdahl Hemmingsen:
A Contribution to the History of Denmark………………….. 126

A. Silvestri: When the Music’s Over………………………….. 133

Nikolaj Højberg: The E-Puzzle…………………………………. 152

Ellen Miriam Pedersen: Leading, Feeding………………….. 168

Camilla Fønss Bach Friis: You are my Best Friend………. 188

Brian P. Ørnbøl: Dreams of Stone…………………………….. 194

Gudrun Østergaard: The Green Jacket………………………. 204

Sara Tanderup: In the Surface………………………………….. 214

Lars Ahn Pedersen: Interrogation of Victim no. 5……….. 218

An Extremely Short History of the Danish Science Fiction
Short Story. Afterword by Niels Dalgaard, Ph.D…………. 233

 Ordering information and publication details

Sky City – New Science Fiction Stories by Danish Authors
Published 2010 by the SF society in Denmark: Science Fiction Cirklen
www.sciencefiction.dk
Copyright © 2010
Science Fiction Cirklen and contributors
Selected by: Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Translation coordinator: Lea Thume
Primary proofreader: Lea Thume
American language consultant: Steve Handel
Cover illustration: Patrick Leis
Typesetting & layout: Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Publishing editor Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Number of pages: 244
1st issue  2010 – issued in Denmark
ISBN 978-87-90592-48-6
Available at SFC www.sciencefiction.dk/skycity
Price: Dkk 199.00
International issue in cooperation with BoD
2nd issue 2011- International issue
ISBN 978-87-7114-158-0
Available at http://www.amazon..com,  and all other Amazon sides + also at http://www.bod.dk .
Price: $36.50 / £26.50 / EUR 33.50 / Dkk 199

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