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Archive for August, 2012

Geographic accidents: the Gregor Man trilogy by Péter Zsoldos

Bogi Takács is a reviewer and linguist in Hungary. One of the most important works of Hungarian science fiction has never been translated to English; it’s been translated to German, but the German editions are long out of print. The Gregor Man trilogy by Péter Zsoldos changed the way entire Hungarian generations saw science fiction […]

Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Antonio de Rivas

Chris N. Brown is the co-editor, with Eduardo Jiménez Mayo, of Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, published in January 2012 by Small Beer Press.  He writes fiction and criticism from his home in Austin, Texas. “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges is the story of an […]

Chōhei Kambayashi and Juan Miguel Aguilera

Dale Knickerbocker is a professor at Eastern Carolina University’s Department of Foreign Language and Literature. When Karen Burnham kindly asked me to select and blog about one story translated into English that I considered a “must read,” and one not yet translated that absolutely should be, my immediate reaction was “One?!” I thank her for generously allowing me […]

The Act of Walking on Water

Harry Markov is an author and reviewer specializing in weird fiction. Despite my good intentions, I have never served as a connoisseur of international fiction, given I own a small tomb of books I’ve been building since I first started reading in English. English still possesses my imagination in its entirety and I have yet […]

On Romanian speculative fiction

Mihai Adascalitei is a reviewer and blogger. The Berlin Wall raised a physical boundary between West and East, but during the reign of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe censorship built an invisible and even stronger barrier. Romania was no exception and that lead to an isolation felt at every level. Culture, in every form, […]

Roundtable on Jorge Luis Borges and Others

As part of the current series on SF In (and Out) of Translation, I asked the Roundtable to talk about some of their favorite international sf authors. As always, this discussion is broken up into multiple pages for ease of reading. If you’d like to read it all on a single page, select ‘View All’ […]

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