By Harry Martinson
The good Swedish author Harry Martinson released his masterpiece, Aniara, throughout the top of the chilly battle -- correct after the Soviet Union introduced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb. Aniara is the tale of a sumptuous house send, loaded with 8,000 evacuees, fleeing an Earth made uninhabitable by means of Man's technological conceitedness. A malfunction knocks the craft off target, taking those would-be Mars colonists on an irreversible trip into deep house. Aniara is a publication of prophecy, a wide ranging view of humanity's attainable destiny. it's been translated into seven languages and tailored right into a renowned avant-garde opera.
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If Finn had known the secret way over the mountains, she would have run away long ago, searching out her old friends in Lucescere. She did not know it, however, and so she took what pleasure she could in defying her mother and shocking the castle. Goblin had curled up to sleep but suddenly the little cat raised her head, ears pricked forward. Finn tensed. She heard a step on the stair. She knocked out her pipe with one hand and thrust the other into her pocket, drawing out a small square of tightly folded black material.
She said to the elven cat, who only slitted her aquamarine eyes in response. With a sinking heart, Finn watched the jongleurs' brightly painted caravans cross the drawbridge and disappear within the thick walls of the castle. All day Finn paced her rooms, waiting for her mother to relent and send someone to let her out. When Raina brought her a tray of black bread and cheese, she begged the maid to tell her when she would be set free. Raina shrugged, lifted an eyebrow, and went away without a word, and Finn suddenly wished she had been nicer to her maid.
As soon as his wounds are fully healed, he'll take ye out riding the boundaries and teach ye more about the laird's duties. " "Yes, mam," Finn said dutifully and let her mother kiss her cheek. Donald had been waiting quietly just within the door. He had taken off his tam o'shanter and his shining bald dome was rosy in the firelight, fringed all round with grey curls. "I beg your pardon, my lady, but I ken how cooped up the young ones must be feeling wi' the snowstorms keeping them so much inside.
Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem by Harry Martinson