Author(s): Andri Magnason
LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl advertisements at unsuspecting passers-by, REGRET machines eliminate doubt over roads not taken and soulmates are identified and brought together. Indridi and Sigrid, two happy young lovers have their perfect worlds threatened when they are 'calculated apart' and are forced to go to extreme lengths to prove their love.
Andri Snaer Magnason is one of Iceland's most celebrated young writers. He has written poetry, plays, fiction, and non-fiction, and in 2009 he co-directed the documentary "Dreamland," which was based on his book "Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation." In 2002 "LoveStar" was named "Novel of the Year" by Icelandic booksellers and received the DV Literary Award and a nomination for the Icelandic Literary Prize. "LoveStar "was also shortlisted for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award. His children's book, "The Story of the Blue Planet"--now published or performed in twenty-six countries--was the first children's book to receive the Icelandic Literary Prize, and was also the recipient of the Janusz Korczak Honorary Award and the West Nordic Children's Book Prize. Andri is the winner of the 2010 Kairos Award.