Here you, esteemed reader, will find downloadable content, such as stories, essays, and perhaps the odd recording of a Just a Minute session. (Actually, that will probably never happen, since Skyman stubbornly refuses to build a preluxophone. How hard can it be.!)
I very much prefer to read off screen, so my aim will be to put any longer works in PDF format for you to download here. I will release everything I can under some for of Creative Commons license, but please check which one applies in every case. As for Leo’s stuff, that’s entirely up to him!
- Ibland måste man tala om den tid som varit (double page imposed for printing) — A short story co-operatively written by Leo Grijndvar and skymandr; our entry to the book “Vad gör de nu?”, edited by Alexander Kandiloros. See this post for some background information! (CC: BY-NC-SA-2.5-SE) *
- Stenarna (double page imposed for printing) — A Lovecraftian short story. See this post for some background information. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
- …vad som räddas kan (double page imposed for printing) — A sentimental science fiction short story. See this post for some background information on it. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
- Soluppgång över Änggårdsbergen (double page imposed for printing) — A nostalgic morning walk through contemporary Gothenburg. See this post for background information. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
- A letter and the accompanying photo that together form an enigma of astounding proportions. Se this post for some background information. (Both photo and letter are CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
- Eudemoni (double page imposed for printing) — A short, humorous piece of science fiction, written in just two days. (the quality probably reflects its origins…) Read a short note on it here. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
- The McNamarra Chronicles (double page imposed for printing on a4 paper and a more advanced imposition of a6 pages on a3 paper) — Being a Complete and Truthful account of the Gentleman Sir Patrick McNamarra’s Adventures in the City of Learning. Short, humorous, and perhaps slightly over the top. Mostly self-explanatory, but there is a further brief note on it here. (CC: BY-NC-SA-2.5-SE)
- Bandings — A drawing of two Deinonychus, who have recently been banded for science. (For SCIENCE!) Read a short note on it here. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE)
- Bandings — A Map of an Island. Read a short note on it here. (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE)
En bok (CC: BY-SA-2.5-SE) *
A book collecting many of the works above, illustrated and tied together loosely with two framework stories. See this post for some background informations! I will keep correcting any errors I may find in the book. The book can be downloaded in the following versions:
- Version for on-screen reading, covers included: boken_screen.pdf
- Main version of manuscript (a5-format): boken.pdf
- Same as above, but imposed for double sided printing on a4-paper (signatures of 12 pages): boken_imposed.pdf
- Fullsize covers for printing (see note ** below!): book_front.png, book_front_b.png, book_back_B.png, book_back.png
- Fullsize illustrations (in order of appearance): bildA.png, bild1.png, bild2.png, bild3.png, bildB.png
To keep track of changes, I also took the opportunity of learning Git, and the whole project, including TeX-files, illustrations and scripts, can be found at Gitorious and Github for the interested reader. The book and all of it’s contents are released under the Creative Commons licensce BY-SA-2.5-SE.
Planetary survey of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Tau Ceti (CC: BY-NC-SA-2.5-SE ***)
A collection of maps with different projections, based on the works and maps of Ursula K. Le Guin. Read more about the project here, find some animations here, and read about the final (?) outcome of the project here.
- Anarres (PNG):
- Urras (PNG):
- Vector graphics versions:
- Supplementary material:
- equirectangular projection (draft assuming stereographic projection in original)
Illustrations of the difference between the projections (CC:BY-SA-2.5-SE):
- Comparison of the four azimuthal projections: PDF, PNG
- Comparisons of distortion from assuming the wrong projection:
The code used to make the projections can be found here: https://gitlab.com/projekt-anarres/ It is free software, licensed under GPL 3.0 and can of course be be used for any maps, not just those from Le Guin’s books.
*) Contents are in Swedish…
**) Printing the covers of En bok:
Please note that the cover pages in their native resolution and dpi are 154 mm x 216 mm, i.e. a little larger than the 148 mm x 210 mm of the normal a5-format used in the manuscript. This is intentional, as a slightly larger cover is easier to work with when binding.
The *_B.png files are mirrored versions of the background used in the front and back covers, meant for use on the inside of the cover, if this is desirable; see boken_screen.pdf for an example.