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Bertil Falk

Bewildering Stories now boasts at least four Scandinavian contributors: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, in Iceland, and Cecilia Wennerström, A. R. Yngve, and Bertil Falk, in Sweden. Contributors of such ability make us want more!

Bertil is one of those people one can’t hope to keep up with. He’s been everywhere and done just about everything. At age 20 he published his first and, he says, last novel in a pulp magazine. Since then he’s worked as a journalist in Sweden, England, the U.S., India, and Africa.

In the last ten years, Bertil has been writing mysteries, fantasies and science fiction, and he served for a while as editor of DAST, a magazine devoted to detective and spy stories, science fiction, fantasy, and thrillers.

“Crime Does Pay,” in this issue, is a kind of tribute to the golden age of radio, a bit like Harlan Ellison’s “Jeffty is Five,” but with the radio plays more seamlessly woven into the plot of the story. And that’s why I prefer Bertil’s story to Ellison’s. In addition, we’re treated to a humorous ending, where the reader get the point about having too much of a good thing.

As a bonus, Bertil has been translating into English Claës Lundin’s 19th-century science fiction novel Oxygen och Aromasia. We have about a dozen chapters on file and look forward to bringing this old classic to the English-speaking world! Thank you, Bertil !

Bertil Falk’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Bertil. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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