Giants at the End of the World

Giants at the End of the World Worldcon proudly presentsA sparkling showcase of the works of top notch Finnish speculative writers many of them internationally acclaimed and awarded Take the ride of a lifetime with these strang

  • Title: Giants at the End of the World
  • Author: Johanna Sinisalo Toni Jerrman Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen Jenny Kangasvuo Anni Nupponen Hannu Rajaniemi Leena Likitalo Maria Turtschaninoff
  • ISBN: 9789529391554
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Worldcon 75 proudly presentsA sparkling showcase of the works of top notch Finnish speculative writers, many of them internationally acclaimed and awarded Take the ride of a lifetime with these strange, exciting, poetic, disturbing, deep and fun short stories and one novel excerpt most of which are now availeble for the very first time in English, or are even having theiWorldcon 75 proudly presentsA sparkling showcase of the works of top notch Finnish speculative writers, many of them internationally acclaimed and awarded Take the ride of a lifetime with these strange, exciting, poetic, disturbing, deep and fun short stories and one novel excerpt most of which are now availeble for the very first time in English, or are even having their world premiere Pasi Ilmari J skel inen The Haunted House on Rocketworks StreetMaria Turtschaninoff UndineTiina Raevaara ShowfallJohanna Sinisalo Voiceless VoicesEmmi It ranta The Bearer of the Bone HarpMiina Supinen The Baby Blue ButtonAnne Leinonen The SkinnerJenny Kangasvuo The Challenges of Waste DisposalAnni Nupponen The River GodHannu Rajaniemi Summerland Chapter OneLeena Likitalo Giants at the End of the World

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    1. This "showcase of Finnish Weird"--like most Weird--wasn't my cup of tea. Still, I appreciated the idea, the quality of the translations, and the addendum listing Finnish speculative fiction available in other languages. We need more initiatives of this kind.Here're my impressions as I read: ~ I laughed out loud when I reached the core (?) of the idea in Johanna Sinisalo's "Voiceless Voices," an epistolary story about a new art form based on the faithful reproduction and creative interpretation o [...]

    2. (Disclaimer: I translated two of the stories in this anthology ("Snowfall" by Tiina Raevaara and "The Challenges of Waste Disposal" by Jenny Kangasvuo), so I'm not exactly impartial.)An excellent collection of Finnish weird! I enjoyed pretty much all the stories - my favourites (aside from the ones I translated) were Emmi Itäranta's "The Bearer of the Bone Harp" and Anni Nupponen's "The River God" (which I'd previously read in Finnish). I also really enjoyed the excerpt from Hannu Rajaniemi's u [...]

    3. In the lead-up to Worldcon 75 I made an effort to seek out Finnish speculative fiction and decided I liked it. Helpfully, this free collection passed out to all Worldcon attendees points me in the direction of more authors to explore. I was already familiar with several names--Jaaskelainen, Sinisalo, and Itaranta--but I now want to dig up more works by Turtschaninoff, Kangasvuo, and Rajaniemi. And a helpful bibliography of works in translation at the back tells me where to start.Story-by-story r [...]

    4. An interesting mix of stories here. Some I loved, others I didn't really care for but that's always the case with an anthology. The translations were all excellent. Definitely going to keep my eye on some of these authors and absolutely want to read their novels now!

    5. This was given to every member of Worldcon attending the 2017 con held in Finland. I'm really glad to think that people around the world might be reading these stories. I found them interesting and well written, and they are by the most famous Finnish weird writers of the moment.I especially liked Anne Leinonen's "The Skinner". It didn't (as to my knowledge) directly reference Finnish mythology but it still had a very Finnish feel to it - which I appreciated in this context. The story was whole [...]

    6. Great showcase of Finnish short stories. The pieces are short and evocative. Overall tone is melancholy and weird.

    7. A strong start to this collection slows down midway, as we get a number of tales that tread well-worn paths, with trolls as symbols of grief and similar tropes. But there are some real gems here, like Jenny Kangasvuo's hauting low-fantasy "The challenges of waste disposal", and Emmi Itäranta's Holmesian "The bearer of the bone harp" about a spellsinger with a kantele and his female companion. Definitely a world I would like to return to! Anna Leinonen's story intrigued me, but ultimately I pref [...]

    8. This was a really good read. I especially enjoyed "Snowfall" by Tiina Raevaara (an intense and well-written story about grief) and "The Bearer of the Bone Harp" by Emmi Itäranta (a slighty Carnacki/Sherlockian tale about banishing demons with an interesting point of view). I had real problems with Anni Nupponen's "The River God" - because, similar to White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi, it is a story about mental health as well as Weird phenomena, and in a way they are both depictions of slo [...]

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