Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Free Reads: The A.R. Yngve Edition

How. Cool. Is. This?

A.R. YngveSwedish science fiction author A.R. Yngve (pronounced “Ing-VE”) contacted me earlier this week to let me know:

a) He existed and
b) He has two SF novels with romantic elements that can be read for FREE on his Web site.

They are:

Alien Beach

ALIEN BEACH - in which a male alien and a human female scientist fall in love;


The Argus Project

THE ARGUS PROJECT - in which two cyborg lovers are separated by human forces, and fight their way across half the Solar System to be reunited.

I haven’t read his books, but I can tell you at least that his bio is a must read (scroll down past the bibliography). He counts Alan Moore, Frederik Pohl, and SPACE: 1999 as significant influences in his writing. What can I say? The man’s got taste!

Check out his MySpace page too, especially the picture of the author and his dog. Gotta love that! He also has a blog.

And his tagline just oozes confidence:

“My goal is to become one of the most influential writers of the 21st century - or the next one. (I’m not kidding.)”

You go, Mr. Yngve!!

I probably shouldn’t admit to this, but the fact that he's Swedish translates to an instant coolness factor for me. Also, I am so humbled to discover the amazing people that follow this blog, and thrilled beyond measure when discoveries like this are sent my way.

May your future discoveries be just as exciting.


Joyfully yours,


* “Thanks!” in Swedish