Remember Us

Fiction - Science Fiction
348 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2023
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Author Biography


I have the wonderful job of translating imagination into words. I started my debut book, "Forgive Us," when I was 16 and published it 18 months later. The 2021 San Francisco Book Festival and 2021 Fiction Awards awarded "Forgive Us" Best Sci-Fi and Best Post-Apocalyptic Book, respectively. I wrote "Abandon Us," the prequel to "Forgive Us" the year after, and followed up the Odemark series ("Ödemark" means "wasteland" in Swedish) with "Remember Us" in April 2023. My books are available at major book resellers.

I'm currently working on my high-fantasy book series, starting with "The Salt March."

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains (9,000 feet altitude!), I reside in southern Colorado with my dwarfed Cane Corso "Freyja" and a lifelong interest in Norse myth and culture. A storyteller from an early age, I spent my formative years developing my writing skills on international roleplay sites.

I have several interests outside of writing. I've trained with two different Olympic squads, can call myself an expert in Norse mythology, a drag racer, an experimental cook, a woodcarver, an avid action roleplay gamer, a Judo brown belt, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Remember Us is the third novel in the Odemark series by E.T. Gunnarsson. Simon lands on Earth from the Aracdis space station without a plan. He finds shelter thanks to Anna, his new friend. However, even with Anna supporting and guiding him, Simon has difficulty adjusting to the strange alien planet. Things get stressful one day when a blast in the sky makes Simon and Anna move, only to come across stranger people and even stranger happenings. On their journey to find a safe place, they encounter a group of tyrants led by a man identified as Father. Father's cult is filled with murderers and maniacs desperately searching for the Vessel to help them escape their misery. Strangely, it is up to Simon and Anna to stop all that before it is too late. Will a simple woman and a man from a space station save Earth?

E. T. Gunnarsson is spot on with this story! Remember Us starts with a bang, and I was hooked. I felt bad for Simon and how he ends up on Earth. The story is categorized as science fiction, but I would call it dystopian, with science fiction as a subcategory. Simon is the perfect character to lead the story. He is confused and struggling at first. Looking at the desolate Earth from afar, and living on the brown Earth is completely different. Anna is the perfect companion and provides a sense of comfort for Simon. She is his rock; in turn, he is the driving force for the duo. The narrative is powerful. Seeing Earth from the eyes of a character who lived away from it for a long time felt strange. Gunnarsson portrays the planet's desperation, emotions, and absolute mess well. I cannot praise it enough.

Jamie Michele

Remember Us by E.T. Gunnarsson is a dystopian science fiction novel that places the story's main protagonist, Simon, on an Earth that bears no resemblance to the one people of today would recognize. Simon is an “Outworlder,” meaning he was born off-planet, and more specifically on the advanced space station Arcadis. Aside from dreams and simple premonitions, Simon is as unsure of his path forward as he is of the path he arrived on. And by path, Simon's stretches back thousands of years. Simon forges a bond with Anna, a rancher who has a lot of grit, and the pair ventures out to investigate an event that Simon is, although not immediately known to him, intrinsically linked to. As the story progresses, Simon meets others who can elevate his visions into Past Life Regression, and among the ruins of the parts of Earth few will venture into, Simon starts to understand who he is, what he is and has been, and what he is destined for.

Remember Us is the third book in the Odemark series by E.T. Gunnarsson. At its heart, the novel is a coming-of-age hero's journey, and elements that might initially feel like fantasy are actually metaphysical. Spiritualism over religion is the primary driver and the crutch of Gunnarsson's plot against a futuristic backdrop with classic science fiction delivery. The writing can occasionally feel unpolished and readers will need to be very comfortable with the lengthy dream and hypnosis-style sequences, but the series has promise given its unique combination of several different genres. The beauty of a debut novel that starts strong is that readers will have the opportunity to witness the maturation of an author in near real-time. Gunnarsson shows promise and I can see the work getting better and more immersive as the series grows. I liked Anna, who is scrappy and self-assured. I also liked that the metaphysical structure clings tightly to matrilineality, offering a refreshing change. The most interesting parts were when readers are introduced to a variety of cults, including one where crosses are carved into the foreheads of followers. Overall, this is a solid start to the series. Recommended.

Scott Cahan

Remember Us by E.T. Gunnarsson is a post-apocalyptic science fiction action adventure. The story focuses on Simon, a man who has recently arrived on the planet and is trying to adjust to the harsh conditions and backward lifestyles of the indigenous people. From a distance he sees his former home, a space station, crashing down to earth. He and his friend Anna set out on a wild adventure to locate the wreckage of the spacecraft, hoping to find survivors and prevent their technology from falling into the wrong hands. On the way, Simon and Anna pass through several strange towns and meet an assortment of characters. Their simple mission soon becomes a dangerous journey that could alter their lives forever and have lasting effects on the entire planet.

I found E.T. Gunnarsson’s vision of life on earth, several hundred years after the collapse of civilization, to be fascinating and imaginative. It’s a mixture of a wild west frontier and the desert-like planet from Star Wars. Remember Us has a strong group of protagonists, each with a unique personality. Some are heroic and good, some are downright evil, while others are just plain quirky. I especially enjoyed Anna’s odd personality. She and Simon make a good team and are easy to cheer on as they journey through the story. The plot moves at an agreeably fast pace, keeping readers on their toes and eager to see what will happen next. I recommend this book to fans of exciting science fiction with lots of heart.