Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

Review: The Book Censor’s Library by Bothayna Al-Essa

translated by Ranya Abdelrahman and Sawad Hussain original publication (in Arabic): 2023 this edition: Restless Books, 2024 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library “Reading a book about reading books is like entering a hall of mirrors: the experience is at once fascinating and disturbing. Like other stories about books

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Review: Spinner of Darkness and Other Tales by Intan Paramaditha

trilingual edition: English, German, Indonesian translated by Stephen J. Epstein (English), Pauline Kurbasik (German) Lontar, 2015 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library The four short stories in this lovely and haunting collection by Indonesian author Intan Paramaditha leave the reader feeling unmoored and unsure of what just happened. Each

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Review: It Happened Tomorrow: A Collection of 19 Select Science Fiction Stories from Various Indian Languages

edited by Bal Phondke various translators National Book Trust, India, 1993 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library translated stories: “The Ice Age Cometh” by Jayant V. Narlikar, tr. from Marathi by the author “The Impostor” by Bal Phondke, tr. from Marathi by the author “Einstein the Second” by Laxman

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Out This Month: April

“The Rambler” by Shen Dacheng, translated from the Chinese by Cara Healey (Clarkesworld, April 1) The Book Censor’s Library by Bothayna Al-Essa, translated from the Arabic by Ranya Abdelrahman and Sawad Hussain (Restless Books, April 30) A perilous and fantastical satire of banned books, secret libraries, and the looming eye of an all-powerful government. Oracle

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Review: Behind the Red Mist by Ho Anh Thai

translated by Nguyen Qui Duc, Regina Abrami, Bac Hoai Tran, Phan Thanh Hao, and Dana Sachs Curbstone Press, 1998 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library speculative stories included: “The Goat Meat Special” (tr. Ho Anh Thai and Wayne Karlin) “The Man Who Believed in Fairy Tales” (tr. Ho Anh

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Review: The Cemetery of Chua Village and Other Stories by Doan Le

translated by Rosemary Nguyen, Duong Tuong, and Wayne Karlin Curbstone Press, 2005 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library speculative stories included: “The Cemetery of Chua Village” (tr. Rosemary Nguyen) “Achieving Flyhood” (tr. Rosemary Nguyen) “The Venus of Chua Village” (tr. Rosemary Nguyen) “The Clone” (tr. Duong Tuong with Wayne

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Vietnamese SFT

I’ve been interested in finding some Vietnamese SFT and I finally did! See below for two collections, and please let me know if there are more! The Cemetery of Chua Village and Other Stories by Doan Le, translated by Rosemary Nguyen, Wayne Karlin and Tuong Doung (Curbstone Books, 2005). “This seventh volume in the “Voices

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