Monthly Archives: December 2016

BTBA Post: Polar Bears and Cyborg Turtles: Some Non-Human Narrative Perspectives

(this piece was first published on the Three Percent website on 12/12/16 and was written for the Best Translated Book Award series of posts) I’ve only come across two books this year that take as their main narrator(s) a non-human creature: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky; and Mr.

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SFT 2016 Stats

Total number of texts (novels/collections/short fiction) from each country:                                         Short Fiction By Country: Authors: 22 men, 17 women Translators: 17 men, 16 women (2 unknown, 3 team translations) China: 16 stories France: 3 Spain: 3

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8 Stories Involving Intergalactic Travel

So many great sf novels and stories in translation were published in 2016, involving zombies, cyborg turtles, hostile aliens, and much more. But what if you’re really into stories about serious intergalactic travel? Here, I put together a list for you. Some of these stories happen to include space travel, while others revolve around it.

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Three Short Stories by French Women SF Writers Pre-1969

This was originally posted on Science Fiction Ruminations 11/30/16 and focuses on three stories by French women writers: “The Devil’s Goddaughter” (1960) by Suzanne Malaval, “Moon-Fishers” (1959) by Nathalie Henneberg, and “The Chain of Love” (1955) by Catherine Cliff.   Three Stories from 13 French Science-Fiction Stories, edited and translated by Damon Knight (Bantam Books, 1965, 165

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