Monster hunters, galactic empires, Nordic princesses, and more: here are six SFF series in translation that you need to check out!
Luckily for us English-language readers, a lot of Japanese speculative fiction has been translated (beyond Haruki Murakami), and it is extraordinary in its depth and breadth. Thanks to many talented translators and to presses like Haikasoru, Kurodahan, Vertical, and others, we can dive into military space-opera epics like Yoshiki Tanaka’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Frankenstein meets classic cyberpunk in this work of contemporary Italian science fiction by Francesco Verso. Check out my review in an upcoming issue of Strange Horizons.
A nightmarish, surreal piece of speculative fiction, Radiant Terminus explores the porous boundaries between dreams and reality, and between hope and fanaticism. Check out my review in the upcoming (March) issue of World Literature Today.
I’ve added a new page to this site that I’m calling “To Be Translated”: it’s a list of works of speculative fiction that have yet to be translated into English. Hopefully this list will lead to more translations! Let me know what I should add 🙂 To Be Translated