Tuesday Fiction: “The Good Things in Life” by H.H. Løyche

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by H.H.Løyche. Hans Henrik Løyche was born on a summer’s night in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1964. After studying at the Academy of Art and working and travelling in Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa, he returned to CoMa City (Copenhagen-Malmö) and began writing and co-editing Nye Verdener and Cirkel... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

International Review, The Portal, Launches!

The Portal is a free, volunteer-run, online review of short-form science fiction, fantasy, and horror from around the world. We review work in English and also provide English-language coverage of short fiction markets, anthologies, and genre literary activities in many language communities. Launched at the World Fantasy Convention this weekend, The Portal's first issue offers reviews... Continue Reading →

The Portal Archive: Mount København

Kasper Colling Nielsen: Mount København. Publisher: Gyldendal, 2010. 176 pages, DKK 229. Kasper Colling Nielsen’s debut book Mount København [Mount Copenhagen] is a wonderfully lopsided, indefinable work. The basic idea is wholly implausible: In 200 years, an 11.500 ft. mountain is erected in Denmark just south of Copenhagen. This mountain now serves as a backdrop... Continue Reading →

The Portal Archive: Some sort of introduction to Danish science fiction

With only 5,5 million inhabitants, speaking their own language, and with a long history of maintaining a mono-ethnic culture, Danish science fiction literature is in every way a small subject for study. Some attempts have been made to publish a science fiction magazine, but invariably they meet bankruptcy fast, or turn into very small-circulation fanzines. As science... Continue Reading →

European SF anthology

As we said, we wanted to look at some anthologies, and here is a short review, as well as a table of contents, of a very interesting anthology - Creatures of Glass and Light: New European Stories of the Fantastic was published in 2007 in Denmark, featuring stories in English from European writers, edited by Klaus Mogensen. It's... Continue Reading →

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