Thursday, February 28, 2013

Finncon Gets Cultural Grant

I'm happy to report that the Finnish Cultural Foundation has given this year's Finncon a grant of 10.000 € to help in organising Finncon 2013. Yay!

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

More Sinisalo in English

The world English rights of Johanna Sinisalo’s excellent novel Enkelten verta (The Blood of Angels) have been sold to Peter Owen, her UK publisher. The novel will also come out in French this year, from Actes Sud.

The novel, set in the very near future Finland, deals with the mystery of the global disappearance of bees, intertwined with the stories of three generations of men in a family and their relationship.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Small Blue Planet

Small Blue Planet is a new podcast, hosted by the fabulous Cheryl Morgan. In it, she will each month be spotlighting a different country, and talking about the sf scene and language of that country with guests.

The first episode is online at the Locus Roundtable blog (also available on iTunes), and it features Finland. Marianna Leikomaa and Jukka Halme are the guests, and the conversation covers the Finnish fandom, the literary scene (with author recommendations), and conventions (including, naturally, the Finnish Worldcon bid). So, if you want to get an overview of sf in Finland in the form of an entertaining conversation, look no further!

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