Justina Robson is the author of Silver Screen, Mappa Mundi, Natural History, and her latest is Living Next Door... She has been compared to Iain M. Banks, M. John Harrison, Ken MacLeod and Michael Moorcock, as the new, exiting female voice in the field of intelligent and challenging adult space opera.
Thu, 02/02/2006 - 16:35
Jeff VanderMeer is a two-time winner (six-time finalist) of the World Fantasy Award, as well as a past finalist for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. VanderMeer is the author of several surreal/magic realist novels and story collections, including City of Saints & Madmen, Veniss Underground, and Shriek: An Afterword, which have been or will soon be published by Pan Macmillan, Tor Books, and Bantam Books, among others.
Wed, 23/11/2005 - 10:10
Our Finnish Guest of Honour, Risto Isomäki's latest novel, Sarasvatin hiekkaa (Sands of Sarasvati is an ecological thriller about near-future, when the melting of the permafrost causes major tsunami's to wreck havoc on the coasts of the Indian ocean) has been nominated on the shortlist of this year's Finlandia prize. The most important literary award in Finland, Finlandia has been previously won by Johanna Sinisalo's Not Before Sundown (ie. Troll - A Love Story, originally Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi). This year's Finlandia will be chosen by the chairman of the Finnish Parliament, Paavo Lipponen.
Sun, 20/11/2005 - 21:38
Finncon 2006 is proud to announce Rickard Berghorn from Sweden as our Nordic Guest of Honour.
Rickard Berghorn is 33 years old writer, editor, publisher and translator. He owns Aleph, a publishing house specialised in horror fiction. He is also the editor of Minotauren, a magazine of horror and fantasy, which has published a great deal of classic fiction.
Besides wearing his editor and translator hats, Rickard dons also a writers headgear now and then. He could probably be called a representative of classical horror, maybe in the footsteps of Lovecraft and Poe. He has also written radioplays and fact books. Finncon 2006 warmly welcomes Rickard!
Sun, 26/06/2005 - 15:50