24 Jun

Praise for Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep

Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep

Amazon.com rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

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What people are saying about the book

”Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep is – without any kind of doubt – one of the best and most impressive speculative fiction anthologies of the year.”
Risingshadow.net

”If you want to see a slightly dark look at some real talent out of Sweden, pick up a copy. The stories have been perfectly translated. You may even find the a Sci-Fi version of Stieg Larsson in the mix.”
NewMyths.com

”… a strong collection of stories.”
Tangent

”While the dystopian future is a common theme with a few of the stories, there are many others on diverse and unusual subjects, some short, some long, providing a great smorgasbord (sorry, I had to) of stories for interested readers.”
Manhattan Book Review

”‘Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep’ is a fine and varied selection of speculative fiction from Sweden. … Western readers will find much here that is familiar, but also enough to give a glimpse of a different cultural perspective, one that is much more female-friendly than the Anglo norm.”
Sci-fi Romance Quarterly

”This book is so much more than just an anthology. It was an experience. So many different stories, so many unique concepts and such amazing writing styles.”
The Reading Bud

”… a good collection of stories covering quite a wide range of subjects, with Swedish authors being the thread that binds them together. Whatever your taste there will be something to grab your interest in here.”
SFcrowsnest

”Totally unfamiliar with the authors, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but thought the adventure would be fun. It was. By the time I was half-way through the second story, The Rats, I was hooked. If they could keep the momentum up, it would be a 5 Star book. They could, and they did. And I was already telling friends to buy the book.”
Rainy Day Reads

”This is the best anthology I have read in a long while.”
SFReader.com

”… the most successful stories in the collection offer us a glimpse not only of the possibilities of future technological advances but also of their consequences.”
Strange Horizons

”This anthology is jam packed with 26 stories, so there’s likely to be something for everyone among them.”
Mad Scientist Journal

”You’ll get a good dose of speculative fiction in this book. You’ll find some new authors to follow. That’s the best thing an anthology can do.”
Joe Crowe, RevolutionSF/Goodreads

”Wow. Just wow. One of the best short story collections I’ve ever read!”
Tikvan, Goodreads

”Brilliantly written with interesting characters, plots, and sub plots, I recommend this anthology to any science fiction or fantasy lover.”
bridgeovertroubledH2O, Amazon.com

”This is a darned fine collection of thought provoking short stories”
J. Tant, Amazon.com

 

Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep

23 Jun

Presentation: Andreas Raninger

Omslagsillustratör till Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep är den fantastiskt begåvade Andreas Raninger. Vi bad Andreas presentera sig själv.

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Jag heter Andreas Raninger och bor i Ringarum, Östergötland. Jag jobbar som It-tekniker på ett litet företag i Norrköping som heter WR-IT.

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Att måla har alltid varit ett intresse bland många andra. Rollspelandet har en stor del i att jag började måla på allvar och jag har alltid varit intresserad av det fantastiska. Det ska vara effektfullt! Det var min bästa kompis uttryck för det hela, och det har följt mig med åren och blir tydligen aldrig slitet.

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Hösten 2011 slutade jag att måla med oljefärg och började med att måla i Photoshop och Krita. Numera jobbar jag med flera verktyg för att snabba upp arbetet med en illustration. Blender för arkitektur och ljussättning samt Daz3D i stället för referensbilder av djur och människor.

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Tekniken jag använder är väldigt varierande så man kan säga att jag jobbar med i stort alla tekniker som går att göra i Photoshop, Krita samt andra program som kan underlätta arbetet.

Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep

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Andreas har också gjort omslagen till flera av Oskar Källners böcker, samt den engelska upplagan av KG Johanssons Gogoolplex som släpps i höst. Se mer av Andreas konst här.