Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Zombie book out


Readers of this blog may remember that I had a zombie anthology coming. It's now out and soon available from the bookstores, and also straight from the publisher at rakennussanomat@pelipeitto.fi. On the left is the striking cover from Mika Myyry, and here, on another blog of mine, is my foreword to the book. The book's title means "The Land of the Thousand Zombies" - Finland has traditionally been called "the land of the thousand lakes".

The book is full of hilarious and horrific zombie stuff, with a certain melancholy Finnish bent. It was interesting to notice when the stories began to arrive for the book that even when writing about zombies the Finns do stories about the Finnish Civil War of 1918, the Second World War, depression, loneliness, domestic violence, etc., the traditional themes in Finnish literature. Some of the stories have lots of delicious political satire, which is rare in Finland nowadays, so this book should be a good treat for anyone looking for serious literature.

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Sounds great, Juri. Congrats on yet another accomplishment.

Juri said...

Thanks, Patti. Some of the stories would work in English translation as well.

K. A. Laity said...

Excellent -- you should send review copies to FinNALA and to New World Finn in the States.

Juri said...

Thanks, K.A., I'll look into that!