The first reviews for Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep are here.
Risingshadow.net calls it ”an impressive and well-edited anthology of new Swedish science fiction stories”, ”without any kind of doubt – one of the best and most impressive speculative fiction anthologies of the year” and ”I think that when you finish reading this anthology, the first thing that comes to your mind is ’more, please’.”
Tangent’s reviewer finds many of the stories (too) dark: ”I was struck by the gloominess and futility that suffuses these stories”, but finishes the review on a positive note: ”Still, there is enough good work here to make this a strong collection of stories.”
RevolutionSF’s Joe Crowe posts a review on Goodreads: ”All anthologies have the tough task of making consistent quality. This one has over two dozen stories, so that increases the odds of a bad story trickling into the mix somewhere. Instead, all the stories are pretty good. That does not happen. I mean that as a compliment.” And: ”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.”