AISFP 308 — Emil H. Petersen

Saga-eftirlifenda-III_Níðhöggur-2xwa69n572tqszcpyjv0neGregory Pellechi chats with Icelandic author and poet Emil H. Petersen at Archipelacon, the Nordic Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss the difficulty of finding appropriate science fiction and fantasy terms in Icelandic, or the need to create them, the various versions of the Norse myths and Emil’s books. Emil H. Petersen is the author of Höður og Baldur (Saga eftirlifenda, #1)Heljarþröm (Saga eftirlifenda #2)Níðhöggur ( Saga Eftirlifenda, #3) and a forthcoming fantasy noir detective novel. All his work is currently in Icelandic though sample chapters of his work in English can be found on his website.

During the interview, Gregory and Emil discuss:

  • Archipelacon@archipelicon
  • Ragnarök and what comes after
  • Writing some of the first Icelandic fantasy and science fiction
  • Receiving writing grants
  • The differences of writing in Icelandic and English
  • Working as a community to determine genres terms in Icelandic
  • The differences in Nordic literature
  • And more.

Emil H. Petersen can be found at his website, on Twitter and Instagram. His bibliography is available at Goodreads.

Summer of Giveaways

We have three, count ’em three giveaways going on right now:

The first, is the recently announced YA Bookclub special TROLLHUNTERS, Horror prize pack courtesy of Disney-Hyperion.

The other two are the international-only giveaway for a hard copy of Robert Brockway’s The Unnoticeables — to enter, international listeners should sign up for our AISFP Wormhole Newsletter — and the Weekes giveaway that we announced in Episode 305 with Karin and Patrick Weekes — message us on Twitter or Facebook with the species and subspecies of our special guests in our two-part interview with the Weekes.

Be sure to enter the Brockway or Weekes giveaway by Midnight PST Sunday, Aug. 2.

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