Tag Archives: Julie Nováková

Out This Month: May

“The Person Who Saw Cetus” by Tang Fei, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu (Clarkesworld Magazine, May 1).         Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre, translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover (Akashic Books, May 2) “Hadriana in All My Dreams, winner of the prestigious Prix Renaudot,

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Upcoming Polish, Czech, and Russian SF in Translation

Lots of news came out this week regarding central and eastern European speculative fiction in English translation… keep ’em comin’ !     The publisher Head of Zeus has acquired World English rights to Polish author Jacek Dukaj’s thousand-page-long novel Ice. The book “conjur[es] an alternate 20th Century, where Russia and half of Europe are

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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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Out This Month: November

Isra Isle by Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen (Mandel Vilar Press, November 1) “This novel is inspired by a true historical event. Before Theodore Herzl there was Mordecai Manuel Noah, an American journalist, diplomat, playwright, and visionary. In September 1825 he bought Grand Island, downriver from Niagara Falls, from the local Native Americans as

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REVIEW: Dreams From Beyond: An Anthology of Czech Speculative Fiction, ed. Julie Nováková

translated by: see below Edited for the purposes of Eurocon 2016 (BCon) 189 pages   When Julie Nováková first told me about her anthology, I was thrilled because I hadn’t yet come across any Czech speculative fiction in English translation and I was eager to learn more about it. Let me tell you, this collection

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