NORDIC VISIONS edited by Margrét Helgadóttir (COVER REVEAL)
Today, we’re excited to be bringing you something a little different!
We’re thrilled to reveal the cover of Nordic Visions, an anthology of contemporary Nordic speculative fiction, from anthology editor Margrét Helgadóttir. The collection is being published by Solaris and is due for release in October 2023. It’s available for pre-order on Bookshop.org
As always, before we check out the cover, let’s find out more:
A wholly unique collection of contemporary speculative fiction from the Nordic countries.
Storytelling has been a major force in the Nordic countries for thousands of years, renowned for its particular sense of dark humour, featuring pacts with nature and a view of the worlds you seldom find in other places.
Perhaps it is the freezing cold winter? The closeness to the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic? Maybe it’s the huge ancient forests…
Most have heard about Nordic crime fiction with its dark noir flare or the Icelandic Sagas. This anthology combines all that is unique about Nordic speculative fiction, from the darkest dystopian science fiction to terrifying horror. From the rational to the eccentric, these stories combine a deep sense of place with social criticism, themes of loneliness and the concern for humanity’s impact on the wilderness.
Featuring 15 stories from the best contemporary speculative authors from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and The Faroe Islands, including John Ajvide Lindqvist, Hannu Rajaniemimany, Tor Åge Bringsværd and more, many of which are appearing in English for the very first time.
And now for the main event:
Cover by Clare Stacey at Head Design.
We’re absolutely loving the strong myth and folklore vibe to this bold cover!
Some words from Margrét:
“The cover is such a gorgeous and confident explosion of bold colours and glimpses from Nordic mythology and folklore. I absolutely love it and can’t wait to see it out on shelves!”
About the Editor:
Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic writer and anthology editor living in Oslo, Norway. Her stories have appeared in a number of both magazines and print anthologies and her debut book The Stars Seem So Far Away, was a British Fantasy Award finalist in 2016. Margrét is editor of the anthology Winter Tales (2016) and the book series Fox Spirit Books of Monsters.
Nordic Visions is due to be published October 2023, pre-order your copy on Bookshop.org