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Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Sisterland

Alice thought it was unusual to see a dragonfly in the middle of winter. But she followed it until she fell down-down-down, and woke up in a world unlike any other. Welcome to Sisterland, a fantastical world of eternal summer.

Oneiron

Seven women meet in a white, undefined space seconds after their deaths. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations have disappeared. In turn they try to remember, to piece together the fragments of their lives, their identities, their lost loves, and to pinpoint the moment they left their former lives behind.

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

In this haunting novel by the celebrated author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society, a mild-mannered publisher reconnects online with his first love, reigniting long-forgotten memories of the dark, magical, and dangerous secret passages of his youth.

My Cat Yugoslavia

An award-winning love story set in two countries and in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat.

The Core of the Sun

A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.

The Sands of Sarasvati

Indian scientists discover a vast stretch of underwater ruins at the west coast of India. Have they found Atlantis, the fabled sunken continent? And with global warming, are our own cities in danger of suffering the same fate? Risto Isomäki delivers a hard-hitting eco-thriller in The Sands of Sarasvati.

The Blood of Angels

A man searches for the meaning of mass honeybee disappearances, and loss in his own life, in this moving story of tragedy and transcendence by Johanna Sinisalo.

The Rabbit Back Literature Society

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen’s brilliant, indescribable first novel is a darkly funny tale about a tiny town haunted by aspiring writers and otherwordly presences.

The Healer

A poet searches for his missing wife in a Europe of the near future faced with climate catastrophe. A story of love and survival in difficult times by Antti Tuomainen.