What’s all the commotion about?
I’m publishing my first book, No End Code.
My first e-book will soon be published on Amazon’s Kindle eBooks! It’s a collection of short stories from the near future. I am extremely excited and I cannot wait to share these stories with you!
To immediately get my readers’ valuable opinion I created an Instagram poll and my followers helped me choose the book title and cover! Thank you all who shared your opinion. I’ll reveal the book cover as soon as I can!
Tell me more!
First, many details in these stories are directly generated through dreams I’ve had. I’ve always found dreams incredibly helpful in my creative life. Moods, details, and scenarios unlike anything I could generate by daydreaming.
Science fiction has formed me into who I am. No, quite seriously. In there, in the depths of me, I am the female lead character in Battlestar Galactica (the original TV series of course!), Alien, X-Files and The Terminator. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of those watching Battlestar Galactica. My English was virtually nonexistent and likewise my Finnish (subtitles were always in Finnish) — but there was nothing wrong with my eyes and my imagination! It’s possible I created my own story versions of what really went on with Adama and his crew.
I’m the pilot of my own ship. Science fiction suits me. It deals with things we humans often cannot or won’t touch unless it’s masked by aliens, technology or time. I might possibly be one of the few people you know who cried profusely when Sarah Connor lowers the Terminator into the molten steel.
It’s a joke in our household that as soon as I hear the typical beep-beep sounds of a sci-fi movie or TV show, I’m sold! Re-watch the original Star Trek series if you haven’t. It holds up amazingly well. I grew up reading the sci-fi legends Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein and more. And, I’m always writing something, whether it’s for publishing or not. I must create — it’s part of who I am.
No End Code came about as I was going through my collected writings and noticed that four of them belong together. An anthology format seemed suitable as I remember absolutely loving sci-fi anthologies, and still do. We subscribed to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction for many years. There’s something uniquely satisfying in reading sci-fi short stories. I hope you’ll get a kick out of reading my sci-fi collection.
So what happens in the book? You'll visit four very different scenarios.
Happy Birthday — First you will read an important birthday greeting to a little girl. Take note in case you need to upload in the near future!
Green Velvet — You’ll be the (perhaps slightly uncomfortable) observer of an unexpectedly sudden and true romance involving the Singularity.
Report from Germany — “Listen” to a time travel trip report from Germany. Wait for it — there are lions!
No End Code — Here you’ll be dragged into a murder investigation in Alaska which might leave you wondering whose side you’d be on if this was you. Perhaps wear a hat when it snows?
No End Code will touch on the following existential questions:
Do you upload before or after your birthday?
What happens when technology begins to twine itself closer and closer to our humanity and refuses to let go?
Where does the human end and the machine begin?
What if there is no end code?
More to come but I want you to be the first to know about my new upcoming eBook No End Code — so please keep an eye out for more news soon regarding the publication and how you can purchase your own eBook copy! Please make sure you follow me on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop! Tell all your friends too!
Please share your favorite sci-fi books, TV series and movies in the comments! Hate sci-fi? Don’t shy away! Add in the comments, too, why it’s so horribly boring. I, of course, think I can convert you!
Thanks, as always, for reading! It would make me very happy if you’d share my Substack with your own followers!