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The Handmaid’s Haveri

Nu när vi, efter viss vånda, har arbetat oss igenom säsong tre av den globalt hyllade tv-serien ”The Handmaid’s Tale”, känns det som att det är dags att säga något. Serien är nämligen ett paradexempel på mycket som jag avskyr … Läs mer

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What does escapism really have to tell us?

Now, I admit that I have something of a love-hate relationship with fantasy, but this thought just struck me when I read about an aspiring authors high fantasy plot: Isn’t it peculiar that so many fantasy writers tend to create … Läs mer

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Some thoughts on the strangeness of worlds

This is a comment I tried to post as a reply to the following post on Victoria [V.E] Schwabs blog: https://veschwab.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-first-100-pages-were-build-up-or-the-fantasy-writers-dilemma/ For some reason, it didn’t work, so I’m publishing it here instead. After all, this is home. The subject … Läs mer

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The first analysis of ”Brother soul, sister flame”

Pernilla Lindgren, author of the fantasy novel Alvhilda, has finished her analysis of my novel Brother soul, sister flame. The book comes out pretty well, with the exception of the skin-colour issue. Interesting reading. Therefore: read it. Do it HERE. … Läs mer

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Lack of patience = lack of relevance

It has happened many times, of course, but now when I’ve actually published a novel it strikes me harder: the apparent lack of patience among readers. ”If the first twenty pages don’t get me hooked I put the book away.” … Läs mer

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An almost criminal redefinition of quality

It happens regularly: the debate about literary quality surfaces in one of the Facebook-groups I belong to. The result is always the same: I descend into depression. Why? Because there is a large crowd out there who seriously believe that … Läs mer

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How far you can sink depends on the amount of water

The legend of Noah has to be considered the most symbolic of all the biblical myths. After all, it is possible to wake the dead (hospitals do it every day all over the world) and cars slide on water, if … Läs mer

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