The Stars Seem So Far Away

imageThe last shuttles to the space colonies are long gone. Wars, famine and plagues rage across the dying Earth. Fleeing the deadly sun, humans migrate farther and farther north. Follow the stories of five very different survivors as they cling to what life is left in a future North.

Margret Helgadottir’s kinetic prose immerses the reader in a future woven from the threads of Nordic history, studded with jewels pillaged from our mythic past.
Damien Walter, Columnist for The Guardian

Finely observed, beautifully written; Margret Helgadottir’s stories have the chill brightness of new myth. She is a writer to watch.
Adam Roberts, Professor in Literature at Royal Holloway and award-winning author of Salt, Jack Glass and Bête

“Stunningly original.”
(Interzone)

“I loved every minute of it.”
(Thea James, The Book Smugglers)

“Imagine J.G. Ballard rewrote The Odyssey.”
(Interzone)

“This is a great curl-up-in-a-ball read that will transport you into your own imagination.”
(Mr.Ripley’s Enchanted Books)

““The stripped-down language and huge landscapes link this short novel to the world of epic poetry and saga.”
(E.P. Beaumont)

The Stars Seem So Far Away was released February 14th 2015 from Fox Spirit Books.

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The lovely cover is by talented Sarah Anne Langton.

Paperback and kindle is available at Amazon here (UK) and here (US). Epub is sadly currently not available. Will update when it is again.

The book was shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards 2016 in the category “Best Collection.”

 

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Guest blog posts, interviews and mentions

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Reviews 

Reviews on Goodreads here.
Reviews on Amazon here (UK) and here (US).
Reviews on Booklikes here

Find more about the reviews of the book here.

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18 thoughts on “The Stars Seem So Far Away”

  1. Well deserved praise for a beautiful book, Margrét. Best wishes for launch day!

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