While the results for the Swedish election aren’t final yet, there’s no other way of looking at it than that it’s a disaster for anyone that cares about their fellow human beings. I listened to conversations while walking to the studio this morning, and the word subdued springs to mind. It’s the same around the table here, this morning, because no one wanted this. Any of this.

I truly believe that it has to get worse before it gets better. The question is, will this be bad enough, or are we looking at an even darker trip down the abyss before we find the ladder and can start climbing towards some sort of decency again? I don’t know, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Happy fucking Monday, Sweden.

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!