Stardust is the final part of Lars Wilderäng’s widely acclaimed Star Trilogy, where technological shutdown and alien invasion are set against the hope for new life.
The civilization that was slowly built up again, 10 years after the Shutdown, has been crushed. The braveness of soldiers stood no chance against the technological supremacy of their enemy. No bullets could protect them against weapons that came close to destroying them all.
Some of the few survivors have again assembled at Carlsten Fortress, trapped like rats and surrounded by menacing eyes. There must be a way to stop the invaders. Even if it is the last thing they do, they must try. The only questions are how to escape from captivity, and if there are any other survivors still out there. Is there something of the world yet to be saved? Pitted against a superior enemy, who seem equipped with their worst nightmares, humanity’s survival rests on a knife-edge.
Lars Wilderäng’s Star Trilogy is a dystopian sci-fi phenomenon that has taken Sweden by storm. In the trilogy, our world’s electronics are suddenly and without any warning malfunctioning, eventually completely knocked out, and through a multitude of voices we get to follow the ever-worsening aftermath.
In part 1, the similarities to our own here and now overwhelms the reader, and you are left with the gnawing concern for your own preparation before an eventual and unpredictable catastrophe. In part 2 and 3, the dystopian tale turn into a nightmarish vision and a genuine sci-fi feast including military techno, zombies, vampires and aliens. With skill, know-how and elegance, Wilderäng weaves it all together, and the result will haunt you for a long time.
See the trailer for Stjärndamm from Massolit here