Despite some fantastical passages in the Sagas, Icelanders traditionally liked their beer to be lager and their literature to be realist. Following his acclaimed children’s sci-fi book ‘The Story of the Blue Planet’, Andri submitted an Icelandic rarity—a science fiction book for adults. A takedown of the boom years before they even happened, ‘LoveStar’ was prescient in many ways. It presented a very Icelandic Orwellian future, in which the country is driven to chaos (and manages to wreck the world) via boundless optimism, and free market economics. It remains a good read, though by now it’s more science than fiction. Space burials and all.
320 pages. Soft cover.
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