Review: The Erinys Incident by Tani Kōshū

translated from the Japanese by Simon Varnum original edition: 1983 translated edition: Kurodahan Press, 2018 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library     Reading The Erinys Incident reminded me that I’m still quite upset about the publisher Kurodahan shutting down. For decades, Kurodahan gave us Anglophone readers a wonderful

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Out This Month: November

SHORT STORIES   “The Words” by Clelia Farris, translated from the Italian by Rachel Cordasco (Apex Magazine, November 1) (available online 11/15)         “Hummingbird, Resting on Honeysuckles” by Yang Wanqing, translated from the Chinese by Jay Zhang (Clarkesworld Magazine, November 1)       ANTHOLOGIES   Kurdistan + 100: Stories from a

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Out This Month: October

SHORT STORIES   “Fly Free” by Alan Kubatiev, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Clarkesworld, October 1). “Giant Fish” by Chu Shifan, translated from the Chinese by Stella Jiayue Zhu (Clarkesworld, October 1).         “Warm beds” by Mónica Bustos, translated from the Spanish (Paraguay) by Analía Villagra (Samovar, October 24) “The

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Out This Month: September

COLLECTIONS   Swedish Cults by Anders Fager, translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch and Ian Lemke (Valancourt Books, September 6) Forget everything you think you know about Sweden. In Anders Fager’s stories, Sweden is revealed as a place where dark and unimaginable things happen. Where deep in the woods bloody sacrifices are made to

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Out This Month: August

COLLECTIONS   3 Streets by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New Directions, August 16) The always astonishing Yoko Tawada here takes a walk on the supernatural side of the street. In “Kollwitzstrasse,” as the narrator muses on former East Berlin’s new bourgeois health food stores, so popular with wealthy young people,

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