Mikko Rauhala is a Finnish SF author making his foray into the English speaking world. He often writes his stories in both languages, which can get frustrating when there’s no one else to blame for the occasional double entendres.
Informed by his master’s degree in intelligent systems, he is most at home in hard science fiction settings, though he’s not exclusive and likes to cross genres. Whether the subject is steam powered gnomes or universal quantum suicide, Rauhala enjoys taking an eccentric premise and bringing it to its logical conclusion. As befits a Finn, his plot-driven narrative is often seasoned with a touch of dark, dry humor.
Rauhala has published nine short stories and a variety of flash fiction in various Finnish media, and he has a national Atorox award nomination to show for it. His English debut story, The Guardian of Kobayashi, is featured in the anthology Never Stop – Finnish Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. He’s also the co-editor of the drabble anthology The Self-Inflicted Relative and has had several of his English flash pieces published in other media.