I live and work in Finland.

I’m a long-time fantasy reader but I read other stuff, too, such as mystery, sci-fi and thriller books, comics, and even manga. When I read, I focus on the characters and the settings and the writer’s overall style. My favorite writers are Lois McMaster Bujold, Steven Brust, Anne Logston, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Naomi Novik, C. J. Cherryh, Neil Gaiman, Seanan McGuire, and Elizabeth Peters. In comics I adore Sandman, ElfQuest, and Girl Genius. I’m also a long-time X-Men and Avengers fan and read other superhero comics, too.

On TV I love MacGuyver, Buffy, Farscape, Star Trek TNG and DS9, Babylon 5, Xena, the new Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Criminal Minds, Bones, House M. D., Heroes, Fraiser, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Seinfeld. New shows I love are Timeless, the Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I’m afraid the other Marvel shows are too dark for me.

I’m a translator and my working languages are Finnish and English. I’ve translated several books into Finnish although most of the time I translate or proofread factual texts. I have an MA with a Major in English translation and Minors in General History, Finnish, General Literature, and Philosophy.

Book’s I’ve translated:
Fritz Leiber’s Swords and Deviltry
Roger Zelazny’s Nine Princes in Amber
Roger Zelazny’s Guns of Avalon
Elizabeth Peter’s Crocodile on the Sandbank
Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honor
Michael Moorcock’s The Land Leviathan

You can contact me at mhamalainenenator(at)gmail.com

13 Responses to “About Mervi”

  1. Alice Says:

    It’s nice to know you, Mervi. Thanks for visiting me. I like work by Neil Gaiman too. Happy reading!

  2. misterbooks Says:

    Happy reading my friend, we seem to have a lot in common.

  3. BooksPlease Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I like SF too, but haven’t read any for ages.

  4. Alex Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Mervi, thanks so much for putting me on your author’s blogs!


  6. Hilde Says:

    Hi there! Stumbled in from the Top Ten Tuesday meme over at The Broke and the Bookish and it seems like we have a few things in common (besides our fondness of MacGyver). For instance, I’m a translator too, though not literary. Looking forward to following your blog!

  7. Emmy Says:

    You have a very impressive reading and review list. Happy reading!

  8. S. C. Flynn Says:

    Hi! I’m one of your followers.

    1. mervih Says:

      Hi! Nice to “meet” you. 🙂 Thanks for following.

    1. mervih Says:

      Cool! Thanks very much!

  9. Shaun Hume Says:

    HI Mervi,

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you consider reviewing books, in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my YA fantasy novel (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading – http://amzn.eu/6FjYTA3

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  10. The Hook Says:

    It’s nice to meet you, Mervi.

    We like the same TV shows (I’m a huge nerd), but I have to admit, I was let down by S.H.I.E.L.D, in its final seasons. The producers never really tied the show into the MCU as they claimed they would.

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