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Faldbakken, Knut

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1941-    ) Norwegian author, prolific in several genres since he began his career in 1967; of sf interest is the Sweetwater sequence, comprising Uår: Aftenlandet (1974; trans Joan Tate as Twilight Country 1993) and Uår: Sweetwater (1976; trans Joan Tate as Sweetwater 1994), set in a Near Future world – Sweetwater is an ironically named near-derelict, water-short City – some of whose inhabitants decided upon a hardscrabble existence in the Dump where the detritus of the dying city has washed up; the cause of the world's decline seems at first no more or less complex than Entropy, but Future War soon looms. [JC]

see also: Norway.

Knut Robert Faldbakken

born Oslo, Norway: 31 August 1941




  • Uår: Aftenlandet (Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1974) [Sweetwater: hb/]
    • Twilight Country (London: Peter Owen, 1993) [trans by Joan Tate of the above: Sweetwater: hb/Iain Stuart]
  • Uår: Sweetwater (Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1976) [Sweetwater: hb/]
    • Sweetwater (London: Peter Owen, 1994) [trans by Joan Tate of the above: Sweetwater: hb/Iain Stuart]


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