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TOC: ‘Sky City’ by Science Fiction Cirklen

The Danish science fiction association, Science Fiction Cirklen, has posted the table of contents the anthology Sky City, nineteen new science fiction short stories by Danish authors, now translated into English:

Here’s the book description:

In Denmark, the science fiction short story is a thriving genre, though mostly as a subculture. Since 2007, The Danish science fiction association, Science Fiction Cirklen, has published an annual anthology of original science fiction short stories written by Danish authors. The present volume contains a selection from the first two of these annual anthologies. Many Danish authors place their stories in a local setting, and all of them have something to say in addition to “just” being entertaining. You will find philosophical parables, time travels, space yarns, alternate history and much more, as well as stories which in different ways come close to the literary mainstream. The huge Anglo-American influence on Danish culture since the Second World War is noticeable in the way the authors use the tropes and language of the genre in its modern, international vein. In making these stories available in English, our aim – besides entertaining the readers – is to demonstrate that science fiction truly is an international genre and that it is being written, even in small European countries like Denmark. With these words we hope you will enjoy this collection of the “best of the best”.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Sky City” by Manfred Christiansen
  2. “Departure” by Niels Gjerløff
  3. “The White Bear” by Richard Ipsen
  4. “Helium Loves Company” by Glen Stihmøe
  5. “The Last Astronaut” by Flemming R. P. Rasch
  6. “The Organism on Maneo” by Morten Brunbjerg
  7. “The Tourist” by Patrick Leis
  8. “Know Your Target Audience” by Dan Mygind
  9. “The Red Parakeets” by Camilla Wandahl
  10. “The Short Arm of History” by Kenneth Krabat
  11. “A Contribution to the History of Denmark” by Søren Elmerdahl Hemmingsen
  12. “When the Music’s Over” by A. Silvestri
  13. “E-Puzzle” by Nikolaj Højberg
  14. “Leading, Feeding” by Ellen Miriam Pedersen
  15. “You are my Best Friend” by Camilla Fønss Bach Friis
  16. “Dreams of Stone” by Brian P. Ørnbøl
  17. “The Green Jacket” by Gudrun Østergaard
  18. “In the Surface” by Sara Tanderup
  19. “Interrogation of Victim no. 5” by Lars Ahn Pedersen

The anthology also includes An Extremely Short History of the Danish Science Fiction Short Story. Afterword by Niels Dalgaard, Ph.D

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • ISBN-10: 8771141588
  • ISBN-13: 978-8771141580
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1 Comment on TOC: ‘Sky City’ by Science Fiction Cirklen

  1. Yes, this came out two years ago and so a little surprising that its contents are being circulated again now. They were here in 2011 together with short reviews on each of the stories in this anthology:-

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