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Check out the beautiful Jeremy Zerfoss cover (larger version below) for the new anthology It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction edited by Desirina Boskovich, now available from Cheeky Frawg Books. Here are the description and table of contents…

This anthology of Finnish fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovich features fiction from Carita Forsgren, Mari Saario, Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi, Anne Leinonen, Marko Hautala, Maarit Verronen, Olli Jalonen, Leena Likitalo, Tuomas Kilpi, Tiina Raevaara, Jyrki Vainonen, Sari Peltoniemi, Leena Krohn, and Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen—author of the critically acclaimed The Rabbit Back Literature Society. What will you find within these pages? A photographer stumbles on a wounded troll, and attempts to nurse it back to health. A lonely girl discovers the flames in the family smithy are tied to an ancient portal between worlds. A modern woman excavates something sickening from the shower drain…and falls in love. A peculiar swamp holds restorative powers, for its avian and human inhabitants alike. It Came From the North offers a diverse selection of fifteen fantastical tales from some of Finland’s most respected writers, alongside up-and-coming talents who are redefining the rules of contemporary literature. Are you ready for a journey into the uncanny? Then come discover the strangeness lurking in the land of a thousand lakes.

  1. “Hairball” by Carita Forsgren (trans. by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
  2. “The Horseshoe Nail” By Mari Saario (trans. by Liisa Rantalaiho)
  3. Not Before Sundown (excerpt) By Johanna Sinisalo (trans. by Herbert Lomas)
  4. “Elegy for a Young Elk” by Hannu Rajaniemi
  5. “White Threads” by Anne Leinonen (trans. byLiisa Rantalaiho)
  6. “The Laughing Doll” by Marko Hautala (trans. by Jyri Luoma)
  7. “Delina” by Maarit Verronen (trans. by Hildi Hawkins)
  8. “Chronicles of a State” by Olli Jalonen (trans. by David Hackston)
  9. “Watcher” by Leena Likitalo
  10. “The Border Incident” by Tuomas Kilpi
  11. “Ospreys” by Tiina Raevaara (trans. by David Hackston)
  12. “The Garden” by Jyrki Vainonen (trans. by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
  13. “The Gift Boy” by Sari Peltoniemi (trans. by Liisa Rantalaiho)
  14. “A Heart Clothed in Black” an excerpt from Pereat Mundus: A Novel, Sort Of by Leena Krohn (trans. by Hildi Hawkins)
  15. “Those Were the Days” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (trans. by Liisa Rantalaiho)
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3 Comments on Table of Contents + Cover: IT CAME FROM THE NORTH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FINNISH SPECULATIVE FICTION Edited by Desirina Boskovich

  1. Thank you so much for posting about this! Much appreciated.

    I just wanted to point out one small inaccuracy in the TOC listed above: the _Not Before Sundown_ excerpt was actually translated by Herbert Lomas.

    Thanks again. 🙂

  2. This looks and sounds intriguing.

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