Julien Wacquez is a PhD student in sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. His research focuses on the manner in which science fiction authors lean on scientific knowledge already established to shape their stories, and also on the way these stories pose problems that are expected to be solved through
Monthly Archives: June 2016
translated by Kieren Bailey Acheron Books July 25, 2015 184 pages I’ll tell you what’s been missing from your life: an Italian historical fantasy set in 13th-century Florence about longstanding family feuds and the spirits that guide them. That’s right. Eternal War: Armies of Saints weaves together Italian history, Christian figures, poetry (Dante makes
The people behind the French spec fic magazine Angle Mort are expanding their vision to include French works in English with the following goals in mind: “(1) Bolster the ties between French and American science fiction, by launching a new magazine that translates French stories into English. We think that French science fiction is rich from
translated by Nick Caistor Restless Books July 12, 2016 544 pages The Year 200 has been compared to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and rightly so, but de Rojas takes the idea of “body snatching” to an entirely new level. Let me explain. The people of Earth are living under the Communist Federation, which
There’s a LOT of great stuff out this year from Restless Books, Haikasoru, Aqueduct, and more: check it out!