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December 2013

An Occult Brew for the Ages

The Elixir of Immortality by Gabi Gleichmann, translated by Michael Meigs, is a new philosophical thriller from Sweden with occult themes, recently published by Other Press. “A mesmerizing debut novel that spans a thousand years of European and Jewish history seen through the beguiling members of the Spinoza family.”

How to Turn Pixels into Gold: The Minecraft Story

Seven Stories Press has recently released Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything, written by two Swedish journalists, Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, and translated by Jennifer Hawkins. Based on research and personal interviews, this book gives an unusually candid and detailed picture of the Swedish creator of the global phenomenon Minecraft and the gaming industry that he so successfully circumvented to achieve his dream.