Words of Birth and DeathHannu Rajaniemi
science fiction, short stories
Finland is a land of darkness, myth and powerful magic. In this collection, modern Nokia-toting Finns come face to face with their deepest roots.
In "The Viper Blanket", family blood is stronger than death, but an old man discovers something even stronger. "Barley Child" sees a suicide attempt turn into a drinking game where life itself is the prize. And a businessman’s summer haven by the sea becomes a gilded trap in "Fisher of Men".
“A very impressive collection” — Tangent Online.
Published in a signed, numbered limited edition of 250 copies.
Hannu Rajaniemi (born 1978) is Scottish-based Finnish SF writer. Rajaniemi's short fiction has featured in Interzone, Finnish magazines, the anthology Nova Scotia and two Best of the Year SF anthologies. Hannu has a Ph. D. in string theory and is a co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited, a technology consultancy.
Hannu Rajaniemi's favorite word is lumi.