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The Ice War

The year is an alternate 1940. In Europe breakaway Czech and German republics have taken up arms against the oppressive Habsburg Empire. Rebel spy Johnny Bornewald is dispatched to the southern-most continent of Alba, the home of the non-human ursines, to gather technological intelligence. War unexpectedly erupts there, too, and Johnny and his native guide Linda Connor must across Alba's icy wastelands. More than arctic cold and gunfire imperil their lives when they get entangled in a conspiracy that may change the course of the war. Are Linda and Johnny wily enough to outfox their enemies? The Ice War is a dieselpunk thriller is set in an alternate history inspired by the technology and aesthetics of the interwar era. The protagonists face serious moral issues during their flight. There is no easy way out and no one escapes a war zone unhurt. Swedish science fiction author Patrik Centerwall's assessment of the story: "The Ice War is a well-written, swift-moving and exciting adventure that touches several interesting issues of morals and philosophy. Anders Blixt does not make matters easy, neither for the novel's characters nor for the readers." The Ice War is partially based on the author's experience as in multinational peace-making operations in the Balkans in the 1990s and Afghanistan after 9/11.
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Anders Blixt is a political science and modern languages graduate from Lund University, Sweden. He has worked as a science journalist covering radiation protection and crisis management issues, served in civilian positions in multinational nation-building operations (e.g. in Afghanistan), and written two books about United Nations' military observer missions in Asia. Since 1980, Anders has also designed and developed dozens of role-playing games and game supplements for Swedish and US publishers. A few years ago, he published a science fiction novel and a fantasy novel in Swedish. Anders lives in Stockholm with wife and three children and works as a tech writer. He enjoys role-playing games with his friends and keeps a keen eye on the exploration of the solar system, in particular NASA's Mars rovers. He blogs about writing, science fiction, games, and astronomy at

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