The Electric State
"[The] mix of science fiction and real world pop-culture nostalgia is instantly compelling, but there are layers to
The Electric State that take the story beyond surface value. [. . .] In a way, it is an extremely American story, bringing together themes like the intersection of war and technology; fire-and-brimstone religion and its effect on LGBT youth; families separated by great physical distance while still being a part of the same country."
Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of
Tales from the Loop,
Things from the Flood, and
The Electric State—the narrative art books that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate 1980s and 1990s where technology had invaded the tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.