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Gjærevold, Einar

Entry updated 3 November 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(1961-    ) Norwegian journalist, television and film producer and author. In 1980-1981 he published two issues of the semi-professional SF Magazine Bizarr Science Fiction/Bizarr Mortem (Ragnar Rognlien being co-editor on #2); other Fanzines of his include Epilog, Stellar Express and the one-shots Eta Carina Razzmatazz and Tida er en idiot som spiller banjo ["Time Is an Idiot Playing Banjo"]. He was a member of the editorial staff for the Norwegian sf magazine Terra Nova (1988) and edited two anthologies for the Bok og Magasinforlaget: Den røde planet ["The Red Planet"] (anth 1983), presenting a handful of translated stories from Galaxy taken from the first Norwegian sf magazine Tempo-Magasinet (1953-1954); and the Norwegian Original Anthology Asterveg ["The Road to the Stars"] (anth 1989).

His first sale of genre interest was "Paradox" in Uke-Adressa, a weekly supplement to the daily newspaper Adresseavisa, dated 22 September 1979. This was followed by "Fløytespilleren" ["The Flute Player"] in the Norwegian original anthology Prosa-Debut 1984 (anth 1984). During the 1980s he contributed short stories to several Norwegian original anthologies, magazines and newspapers, as well as fanzines such as Algernon and Capricorn. The title story of his only collection Ville fugler flyr ["Wild Birds Fly"] (coll 1987), one of five winners of a short story contest arranged by the Norwegian weekly magazine Alle Menn ["All Men"], told of an outlaw mysteriously saved from his pursuers by a natural phenomenon. "Årtusenskifte" ["The Turning of the Millennium"] is a poignant retelling of an old legend; "I dukkenes dage" ["In the Days of the Puppets"], is about an underground movement in Cities on the Moon; "Finn-Magnus" suggests a speculative explanation to a natural mystery; "Stille natt, vargenatt" ["Silent Night, Wolf Night"] is about revenge taking place in deep space; and "Valkyrie" deals with efforts to prevent a Spaceship from crashing into the Earth.

He wrote as many sf short stories not included in the book; unfortunately he never published another sf collection; turning instead to film productions and local history from his home area. [CPe]

Einar Gjærevold

born Stavanger, Norway: 31 October 1961

works (selected)


  • Ville fugler flyr ["Wild Birds Fly"] (Oslo, Norway: Bok og Magasinforlaget, 1987) [coll: in the publisher's Nova series: pb/Manfred Evertz]

works as editor

  • Den røde planet ["The Red Planet"] (Oslo, Norway: Bok og Magasinforlaget, 1983) [anth: in the publisher's Nova series: pb/nonpictorial]
  • Asterveg ["The Road To the Stars"] (Oslo, Norway: Bok og Magasinforlaget, 1989) [anth: in the publisher's Nova series: pb/Robert Karlsen]


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