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 ***)
- 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://gitorious.org/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.